Vt. House overrides Gov’s Global Warming Solutions Act veto

The Vermont House voted Thursday to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act, legislation that would legally require the state to meet carbon emission reductions targets in the coming years, and allow individuals to sue the government if it fails to do so. Two days after the governor vetoed the bill, H.688, the House overturned Scott’s decision on a vote of 103-47 — surpassing the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto. Rep. Jim Harrison, R-North Chittenden, said he was dis … (read more)

Forward-looking groups partner to create new climate & energy guide

ADDISON COUNTY — Now that many local residents recognize the threat of climate change, what can they do about it? How do they navigate constantly emerging technologies or figure out the best way to “go green” on a limited budget? Two Addison County enviro … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Personal responsibility for global warming matters

Consensus regarding what to do about climate change is hobbled by widespread disbelief that individual actions matter. We are stymied, believing that nothing is worth doing because the problem is too big. Action seems futile absent an improbable act of in … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Ten ideas to fight global warming

Mark Twain is arguably the brains behind the quote “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” What was once a brilliantly sarcastic quip about the futility of humans on planet Earth has taken on a new life and a new possibly u … (read more)

Vermont orchards adapt to warmer climate

SHOREHAM — Farmers always have to deal with unpredictable weather, but growers of perennial plants like apple trees face additional difficulties with a changing climate. Vermont orchardists have been dealing with the reality of global warming — successful … (read more)

Vermont orchards adapt to warmer climate

SHOREHAM — Farmers always have to deal with unpredictable weather, but growers of perennial plants like apple trees face additional difficulties with a changing climate. Vermont orchardists have been dealing with the reality of global warming — successful … (read more)