Last week, I was one of more than 2,000 Vermonters who traveled to New York for the People’s Climate March. Spearheaded by Bill McKibben’s 350-dot-org and planned to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit, 400-thousand people hit the streets of New York calling for climate justice.
Vermont's scenic Black River, beloved by fly fishermen, begins in Plymouth and rushes south for 41 miles through Windsor County villages, recreational lakes and a dramatic gorge until it finally joins up with the mighty Connecticut River at a place called Hoyt's Landing. I got to know this popular little boat landing and fishing spot up close and personal when I participated in the fifteenth annual Black River Action Team River Sweep this September.
Vermont may not have been the site of the major battles of the War of 1812, but the state was still impacted by the war. Vermont Edition spoke with the new state archaeologist Jess Robinson about Vermont’s involvement in the War of 1812.
Broadcast live on Wednesday, September 24 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
Fall is here and for many Vermonters that means wrapping up the gardening season. But others are thinking about getting their hands in the soil, and planning ahead for next year's garden.
Author, gardener and VPR commentator Ron Krupp has a new book out where he chronicles the full year of a garden. It’s called The Woodchuck Returns To Gardening. He views it as a companion to his first book, The Woodchuck’s Guide To Gardening.
This weekend, some Vermonters are in New York City for a massive protest about climate change in the United States. Meanwhile, new research from UVM has added more data to a picture of rising temperatures and less snow in the coming century. Monday on Vermont Edition, we’ll look at the impacts of climate change in our region.
More than a thousand Vermonters marched in New York City yesterday as part of the People’s Climate March.
Some marchers were dressed as polar bears, some carried small wooden windmill replicas in their hands and some of the older activists held signs saying they were marching for their grandchildren. Contingents affiliated with colleges, labor unions and religious groups marched banners denouncing hydro-fracking, the tar sands oil project in Canada and the XL pipeline. Magdeline Valetis came from Putney with her 13 year-old daughter Ashley.
Solar panels seem to be sprouting up everywhere these days: on roof tops, on walls and even in fields. Between 2008 and 2012 the cost of photovoltaic panels plunged by 77 percent. With these lower costs, many Vermonters wonder if it now makes financial sense for them to install solar panels on their homes.
Recently the media reported that fifteen Vermont ski areas would receive $5 million from Efficiency Vermont to help them purchase more than 2,000 energy efficient snow-making guns, replacing older, less efficient ones, and saving the ski resorts millions of dollars.