The Vermont Cynic

Guilt tripping to save the earth

Guilt tripping to save the earth

April 28, 2018

We live in a world where environmental negligence is commonplace. Just look at what we’ve done. Disast...

Water bottle ban dampens environmental objective

Water bottle ban dampens environmental objective

September 1, 2017

In 2013, UVM took a leap in its pro-environment crusade by ending the sale of bottled ...

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

March 29, 2017

Following their interest in Vermont's environmental laws, a team of Chinese researchers and government offi...

For a carbon pollution tax

March 24, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,Climate activists and liberal policy makers often cite the harm that climate change will cause to future generations, saying that our children and grandchildren will feel the drastic effects caused by our neglect to act. Forty years ago this may have been true.Today, those children and grandchildren are young adults...

Designing a greener world

February 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion

In the environmental school at UVM it seems like we often hear the same messages over and over again. The earth is warming, biodiversity is being lost, the population is 7.2 billion and counting—but there are also a number of ways these things can be resolved.I do think there is something missing though.  Something we do...

Why we need Keystone XL

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

In the waning hours of Nov. 4, it became clear that a runoff election would be needed to determine who would report to Capitol Hill for the upcoming term as the Senator from Louisiana. The current Sen.Mary Landrieu came up with a simple solution: get the Keystone XL pipeline to be approved by the Democrat-controlled Senate in tim...

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