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The latest IPCC global climate change report sounds alarm bells for the future of the planet.
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After Dire Global Report, Vermont Explores Its Role In Curbing Climate Change

Last week, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report that paints a gloomy global picture. Even if we're able to limit global warming from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, we could see serious changes to weather, sea levels, agriculture and natural eco-systems. We're digging deeper on the report on Vermont Edition .

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For residents of Brandon, the past year has been filled with noise, dust, and the steady hum of road work. It’s part of a nearly $30 million infrastructure upgrade that’s remaking the town both above ground and below.

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn has named Nancy Barnes, a veteran newspaper editor, as the network's permanent chief news executive, NPR announced Tuesday. Barnes fills a nearly yearlong vacancy that was triggered by the firing of Michael Oreskes, NPR's former news head, over allegations of sexual harassment.

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Ahead of November's midterm elections, VPR is featuring interviews with candidates running for statewide office. Murray Ngoima is a Liberty Union candidate for Lieutenant Governor. She’s challenging incumbent Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman.

Joe Gay - an engineer with Casella Waste Systems - stands before the Coventry landfill.
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The Coventry landfill in northern Vermont will expand by 51 acres. The state issued a permit to the landfill's owners Friday after an extended public comment period.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the license transfer for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

Democrat Christine Hallquist seeks to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott in the Nov. 6 election.
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Christine Hallquist is the former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative and the Democratic candidate for governor. She's challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott in the Nov. 6 election.

Candidate Hallquist joins Vermont Edition to discuss her platform and priorities should she become governor.

The Starving Musicians' Fund performs at BrattRock in Brattleboro.
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Nobody’s born a rock star.

Making the big time takes practice, commitment and a lot of good luck.

But in Brattleboro an annual youth rock festival is trying to help aspiring artists by giving teenage musicians a place to come together, learn a little bit, and rock out.

All F-35 fighter jets deployed to the U.S. and its allies have been temporarily grounded following a crash of one of the aircraft in South Carolina last month.

In a statement, the F-35 Joint Program Office said the U.S. and its international partners had suspended flights of the Joint Strike Fighter, also known as the Lightening II, until a fleet-wide inspection of the aircraft's fuel tubes is completed.

A number of states are blocking web traffic from foreign countries to their voter registration websites, making the process harder for some U.S. citizens who live overseas to vote, despite the practice providing no real security benefits.

VPR listener Geri Knortz shared this image of Vermont foliage along Route17 and the Appalachian Gap near Buels Gore.
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Autumn in the Green Mountain State is when tour buses and cars full of out-of-staters trek to Vermont to see that green turn to gold. Even if it's past peak in some regions, John Sinclair with the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest says there's still great leaf peeping to be had. And VPR's own Ric Cengeri says a trip to see the foliage is a great excuse to see what Vermont's 251 towns and cities have to offer.

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What's It Like To Hike The Long Trail?

The 272-mile Long Trail follows Green Mountain ridgelines from one end of Vermont to another. So what’s it like to hike the whole thing?

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VPR and Vermont PBS are collaborating on a series of four debates this month. View the full schedule and submit your questions for the candidates.

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Sophie Posner-Brown (left) was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 2 years old. She and her twin sister Isabelle talk about life with a serious illness.
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Living With A Brain Tumor: 11-Year-Old Twins Share Their Story

In today's episode we're not answering any questions. Instead, we're going to talk with 11-year-old twins Isabelle and Sophie Posner-Brown. When Sophie was two, she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. She's had three surgeries and lots of chemotherapy, but she's been on a break from chemo for the last four years. The twins talked with But Why about what it's like to live with Sophie's illness.

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