VTDigger: UVM researches say lake clean-up plan may be flawed

11/30/2016 by: Mike Polhamus Link to Full Article Global climate change could invalidate some assumptions behind water pollution limits the state of Vermont adopted this year for Lake Champlain, according to a paper published this month by more than a dozen University of Vermont researchers. Changes in the climate could “outpace” efforts to combat, through Continue Reading

VTDigger: Medical marijuana, hemp businesses expand in Vermont

11/26/2016 By: Morgan True Full Article Over the past two years a number of new marijuana-related businesses have registered in Vermont. The companies have formed in anticipation of pot legalization. A search of business registrations on the Secretary of State’s website shows 22 companies with cannabis in their title. Fourteen have been registered since 2015, Continue Reading

Phy Org: Agriculture victim of and solution to climate change

November 13, 2016 by Isabel Malsang Full Article Diplomatic wrangling this week will make the headlines in the fight against climate change, but experts say a bigger but largely unseen battle is set to unfold on the world’s farms. Agriculture holds the double distinction of being highly vulnerable to climate change but also offering a Continue Reading

VT Digger: State considering ways to raise money for lake cleanup

Nov. 16, 2016 by Mark Johnson Full Article Key Vermont policymakers sought public feedback Wednesday as they waded through options to pay for the massive federally required cleanup of Lake Champlain. Under an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, the state must reduce the amount of phosphorus going into the lake by 34 percent over Continue Reading

Seven Days: Where Do Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Food Issues?

by Hannah Palmer Egan November 01, 2016 Full Article As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to dominate the political airwaves with WikiLeaking, system-rigging, pussy-grabbing ballyhoo, Vermont’s own executive contest has unfolded more quietly. Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic former transportation secretary Sue Minter have chatted with voters at candidate forums and breakfasts, Continue Reading