Ferruginous Hawk in Vermont?

10,000 Birds

John certainly seems to know his birds and he describes a Ferruginous Hawk well but seeing one in Vermont would be beyond absolutely amazing and buteos are known to have a variety of plumages. An interesting report from John Thaxton of Adirondack Dispatches. The comment thread is interesting as well. Thoughts? Maybe this bird escaped? Asides

Vermont’s tech park and the future of your food

Green Prophet

She’s started her business in Brattelboro, Vermont, and tomorrow to those registered is offering a tour of the facilities with networking for those in the industry. On feature in Vermont is the start of a technology transfer park, her first Agrown facility, a turn-key project that grows food. ” Green Tech and Gadgets Health hydroponics Vermont vertical farmingWhen you talk with Sue Raftery you might think she’s on fire.


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Snakes on a Cliff: Rattler Research in Vermont

Nature Conservancy - Science

Doug Blodgett, a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, held the radio to his ear, listening intently to the persistent beeps. He” is a large timber rattlesnake that we’ve been radio tracking this afternoon as part of a Vermont research partnership between The Nature Conservancy , the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Orianne Society. Timber rattlesnakes are listed as endangered in Vermont, and have not fared well across much of their range.

Vermont Named Healthiest State of 2012


Congratulations to the denizens of Vermont - you've once again scored the top spot in the 2012 America's Health Rankings. Read More The post Vermont Named Healthiest State of 2012 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News

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Wild Wolves in Vermont? In New York?

10,000 Birds

This article has so much cool information I can’t even believe it. Asides

The Middle East Environmental Law Project Kickstarted By Vermont Lawyers

Green Prophet

Vermont Law School, recognizing the complex issues surrounding environmental law in the region, recently launched the Middle East Environmental Law Project (MEEL). We caught up with John Echeverria, Director of Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center. The MEEL is a resource to help foster this cooperation within the region and across the world. :: Vermont Law School. Environmental law has proven to be quite dynamic in the Middle East.

Governor Expected To Sign GMO Labeling Bill In Vermont


The country''s first state bill to require GMO labeling has been passed in the state of Vermont, and the governor is expected to sign it. Read More The post Governor Expected To Sign GMO Labeling Bill In Vermont appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

Off to Wanderlust Vermont!

Eco Chic

I’m excited to be headed off to Vermont for Wanderlust ! If you don’t live near Vermont, there are Wanderlusts happening all over the planet ! The post Off to Wanderlust Vermont! Last year I got a chance to try stand-up paddleboarding, yoga with Seane Corne, hiking through wildflowers, and dancing under the stars. I’ll be Tweeting and Facebooking from there over the next three days, and reporting on my adventures, so follow along!

After Irene, Vermont shows us what climate resilience looks like

Green (Living) Review

Nestled between steep hills along the White River in central Vermont, the 240-acre property is home to 270 Holstein cows. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene turned their fields into lakes and their cows into swimmers, the owners of Liberty Hill Farm are planting sunflowers, creating beauty where they once saw devastation.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Announces End of Operations

Sierra Club Compass

Yesterday, the Entergy Corporation announced its plans to close and decommission its Vermont Nuclear Power Station located in Vernon, Vermont. To quote the Nuclear Regulatory Commission , "Vermont Yankee's decision has the most in common with Kewaunee, in that a primary determining factor, according to its operator, was changes in the electricity marketplace."

Michael J. Fox’s Former Vermont Farm Hits the Market


The former 121-acre Vermont farm of actor Michael J. Fox’s Former Vermont Farm Hits the Market appeared first on Ecorazzi. I want to go to here. Fox has hit the market for a somewhat-reasonable $2.75M. Purchased by the actor back in Read More The post Michael J. Lifestyle News Top News

Climber in Remission Turns Out at Vermont Festival to Spread the Good Word

Wend Magazine

Stauffacher turned out to spread the word last weekend in Burlington, Vermont. Last October, New Hampshire rock climber Paul Stauffacher was diagnosed with Stage Four Hodgkins-Lymphoma. His doctors thought he’d probably die. And then, when things seemed they couldn’t get worse, they did. Stauffacher’s friend, only weeks later, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, too.

Summer Reads: Back in Time to One 70s Counterculture Experiment in Vermont

Eco Chic

In the new book, We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on a Quest for a New America, the daughter of a Back-to-the-land couple, Kate Daloz, shares what it was really like for her parents, who were one of the million-or-so young people who left America’s cities in the early 1970s and moved to the country—in this case, rural Vermont—to start a new life. The post Summer Reads: Back in Time to One 70s Counterculture Experiment in Vermont appeared first on Eco-Chick.

Two Guys in Vermont Soup Review: Veggie Basil Goodness and Hearty Curried Apple Butternut Squash

Eco-Vegan Girl

Two Guys in Vermont ’s sodium count ranges from 6%-12%, a quarter of comparable canned soups. Two Guys in Vermont were generous and sent me two of their three soup flavors. Two Guys in Vermont are committed to making vegan-friendly, gluten-free soups free of GMOs while supporting local farms. You can easily find Two Guys in Vermont on their main site and on Facebook.

Vermont Leads the Way as First State to Ban Fracking


Governor Peter Shumlin signed a statewide hydraulic-fracturing ban into law on Wednesday making it the first state where the drilling process is illegal. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

Zero Gravity Brewing Company: Bobolink Saison

10,000 Birds

But efforts like The Bobolink Odyssey , a project run by the Perlut Lab of the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, are attempting to bridge that divide by investigating land management practices in Vermont that balance the needs of both farmers and grassland birds. And to further underscore the link between healthy farmlands, farmhouse beer, and grassland birds, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery of Burlington, Vermont, has brewed a Bobolink Saison to support The Bobolink Odyssey.

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Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant

Green Blog

A nuclear power plant near the town of Brattleboro, Vermont is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism. The Vermont Yankee plant ceased splitting atoms on Dec. Due to a hefty push-back in 2010 from Citizen''s Awareness Network , the Vermont Senate voted 26 to 4 on Feb. 24 that year to phase Vermont Yankee out of operation after 2012. 29 after more than 42 years of activity.

Wanderlust Vermont: Garth Stevenson, Vusi Mahlasela, Majora Carter and More!


Wanderlust Vermont started out quiet on it’s first day but ended with an amazing, lively and jam packed Opening Ceremony with featured performances by Garth Stevenson, Shakti Sunfire, Sonya Kitchell, Suzanne Sterling and Vusi Mahlasela. Another rainy day (Friday) at Wanderlust Vermont featured yoga classes with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman and more with Desiree Rumbaugh , along with an inspirational speak easy with Majora Carter.

Harvest Time! Eco Chick Escapes to Stowe, Vermont for Waterhole Swimming, Hiking and Farmer’s Marketing

Eco Chic

Along with the ‘big city’ of Burlington, Stowe is the epitome of Vermont’s many facets; conscious, cosmopolitan and cozy. When I visit Vermont, I’m lucky enough to have excellent tourguides in my friends who have moved there over the last few years from New York and Connecticut. Featured eco chick escapes farmer's market Hiking travel vermont

Wanderlust Vermont: Rain, Sticky Jade Yoga Mats, and Asanas for Miles

Eco Chic

A couple of weeks ago we trucked up to Wanderlust at Stratton, Vermont to help run the booth for Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Misty mountain morning in the green peaks of Vermont. Kripalu Yoga Space at Wanderlust Vermont. Elena Brower’s 8am class explores the loops of Anusara. Via Flickr user brad.coy. Jade yoga mats have surpassed most brands as the eco-mat to beat, and there is good reason. The origin story of the Jade mat tells of B.K.S.

Why walking can be your best eco-friendly vacation ever

Green Traveler Guides

Jean Pied de Port Switzerland The Americas United Kingdom United States Vermont Xtras Yorkshire eco-friendly Wainwrights Coast to Coast eco-friendly walking vacations eco-friendly Way of St. | Healthy Steps For Fun | What if we told you there’s an unforgettable adventure in your future. It will be Instagram-worthy to the max. It will engage, and sometimes challenge, all your senses. Thrill you with cultural and scenic wonders.

Vermont Wanderlust Festival Day Three: Anusara, Off The Mat, Into The World


Saturday morning started with a playful Anusara flow yoga class with Desiree Rumbaugh. This class challenged you to go beyond your comfort zone and experiment with how far you could take the pose. With the comfort and trust of a partner we ended the class with handstands, one of the most challenging and intimidating poses. This idea of community and challenging yourself slowly became the theme of the day.

How to defeat Stress & Busyness.

Elephant Journal

Blog Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only boycott busyness cabin community editor's letter social media stress VermontHow to avoid Life & Get away from Suffering Forever. Waylon Lewis We can not defeat the problem by avoiding it—or conquering it. We can only defeat a problem by making friends with it. Take social media. Or news. Or busyness.

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Snake Fungal Disease: The White-Nose Syndrome for Reptiles?

Nature Conservancy - Science

While studying timber rattlesnake movement patterns and habitat use in Vermont, researchers made a surprising discovery : snakes covered in lesions, particularly around their faces. There has been a lot of money spent on white-nose syndrome , and a lot of educational outreach, but so far they’ve been unable to stop the spread in bats,” says Emily Boedecker, acting state director for The Nature Conservancy in Vermont. Biologist Doug Blodgett captures a timber rattlesnake in Vermont.

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Silence of the Rattlesnake Researchers: Snakes, Culture and Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In fact, when I joined snake researchers in the field in Vermont , I was practically sworn to secrecy. Both the snake haters and the snake lovers can harm reptile populations, including Vermont’s endangered timber rattlesnakes. That’s why the researchers I recently accompanied – part of a project between the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife , the Orianne Society and The Nature Conservancy —were so secretive.

NYC hotel is first to partner with a farm

Green Traveler Guides

Giving guests and neighbors easy access to fresh, seasonal produce and artisanal farm products, the earth-friendly hotel has forged a pioneering partnership with Holton Farms , an eighth-generation Vermont -based farm and Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) program. Hotels New York New York City News North America United States Vermont CSA Element Element Times Square West Holton Farms Manhattan| Green Travel News |. H arvesting crops in Manhattan is tough.

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Waylon Returns to Karme Choling {video}

Elephant Journal

Walk the Talk Show With Waylon Lewis One Take: Waylon Lewis and Jane Arthur Waylon visits Karme Choling, a leading Buddhist retreat center (where he lived and studied for many years) in beautiful Vermont, and talks with Karme Choling’s director, Jane Arthur, a longtime friend and teacher of Authentic Leadership.

Chik-fil-A sues Eat More Kale Guy!? ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

Elephant Journal

A Leafy & Meaty Trial: Why the “Eat More Kale” Guy might beat Chik-fil-A in Court. When I talked to Bo Muller-Moore, the “Eat More Kale guy” on the phone, I was thoroughly entertained for about half an hour. A quirky artist, he makes earthy T-shirts promoting the consumption of kale. Bo started making the […].

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Snow Geese at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area

10,000 Birds

Vermont’s Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area was the first place I saw huge numbers of Snow Geese so I was pleased to stumble across this post on VTDigger and see that the birds are still showing up there. If you live in northern New York or Vermont it is well worth a visit!

Eco Chick Escapes to: Stowe, VT Restaurant Michael’s on the Hill

Eco Chic

The couple moved to Vermont and founded the restaurant when they had children, and have spent the last decade creating a local institution. The restaurant is a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, Local First Vermont and Slow Food, and “the usage of local, organic products is of premier importance.” Escapes dinner farm to table local Michael's on the Hill Stowe vermont

Nature Photo of the Week: Three of a Kind

Conservancy Talk

Birds Nature Photo of the Week Photography United States Flickr lake vermillion mergansers Nature Conservancy Flickr nature image nature photography nature picture photography Vermont What a great capture! Flickr photographer carolynpepper caught these three Mergansers at just the right moment, perfectly in sync on Lake Vermillion in Minnesota. Thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group !

VT Rep. Potter supports renewable energy on principle just not if it means windmills in his town

Green Life Smart Life

I read this article yesterday and think that Vermont House of Representatives Democrat David Potter should be ashamed of himself as he was quoted saying: . What it does have are sweeping vistas of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Suddenly you’re thrusting an industrial complex into what’s really a rural residential neighborhood,” said David Potter, who represents Ira in the Vermont House of Representatives. “In I am tired of the hypocrisy.

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The Top Ten Reasons I’m Super Excited to Be Attending Wanderlust 2012!

Eco Chic

While I would like to attend them all, I’m keeping it local (and my carbon footprint lower) and will be celebrating the summer solstice by heading to Stratton, Vermont from June 20-24th But there are also Wanderlusts in Colorado, Whistler, Canada, and California. I consider Vermont to be one of my spiritual homes, and celebrating a solstice in the Green Mountain State with enlightened people will have to be amazing!

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Getting Away Matters: Soulful Wanderlust Festival Adventures

Eco Chic

This is the second year I have attended Wanderlust , both times at Stratton, Vermont, though they have festivals throughout North America (coming in just a few days to Copper, Colorado; then on to Squaw Valley, California; Whistler, B.C.;Quebec; Escapes health and wellness hoop vinyasa Music so delicious stratton vermont wanderlust festival yoga Multiple bands play every night at Wanderlust; above is a mid-dance shot from Fela Cuti’s second set.

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And in related news, Florida has banned mountaintop removal for coal

Environmental Economics

The Democrat, surrounded at a Statehouse ceremony by environmentalists and Twinfield Union School students who pushed for the ban, said the law may help Vermont set an example for other states. The ban may be largely symbolic, though, because there is believed to be little to no natural gas or oil beneath the surface in Vermont.

Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?

Environmental Economics

Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the rocks, but their isolation can't protect them from a mysterious fungus spreading across the eastern half of the country that threatens to wipe them out.

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Signs of Spring Migration in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Not long after, they will be flying to breeding grounds in West Virginia, Quebec, and Vermont to become birds of summer.

5 Reasons Everyone Should Try Living Somewhere New.

Elephant Journal

Leaving Vermont taught me 100 lessons that I would never have stumbled across unless I took the leap of faith into the unknown. Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education faith moving new city travel youth

Half-Naked, Potentially-High Climber Rescued in Boulder

Wend Magazine

Related posts: Climber in Remission Turns Out at Vermont Festival to Spread the Good Word. When officials received a call at 12:35pm on Friday from a climber requiring assistance on First Flatiron in Boulder, Colorado, saying his friend was “not acting right,” they likely didn’t expect the friend to be half-naked and likely high on mushrooms.

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Artist Turns Thousands of Bicycles Into Art

Wend Magazine

Camping Goes Upscale and Turns into ‘Glamping’ Climber in Remission Turns Out at Vermont Festival to Spread the Good Word It’s not often that you find more than one thousand bicycles hanging from a ceiling in a fine art gallery, but for Ai Weiwei it is just another expression of his art. You may know him from his role in the 2008 Olympics as the artistic consultant for the Beijing National Stadium.

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Birds Taking Over TV Screens

10,000 Birds

To wit: A lingering Snowy Owl plopped down right outside a television news station in Vermont. After watching the three-eyed ravens on Game of Thrones , it seems some other members of the bird kingdom want a piece of the small-screen action. The BBC’s Winged Planet and Earthflight programs are now available on DVD. And last but not least, a Norwegian TV channel has created what just might be the first bird reality show , complete with a squirrel as the annoying neighbor.

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Another use for Big Data

Environmental Economics

So for example, Vermonters skew more toward Phish more than other Americans do, and Texans are bigger George Strait fans than anyone else. Who is Miquel? Paul Lamere is the director of developer platform for The Echo Nest, a group that calls itself a "music intelligence company" for major music firms. In his latest study , Lamere calculated  the relative number of streams for a given artist for all 50 states, using a database of  his clients' users.

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Want to Start a New American Farmstead? There’s a School for That

Green (Living) Review

Launching this summer, the Sterling College program will bring a star-studded group of experts to Vermont to focus on both the craft and the business of artisan food and agriculture. The new program, set to launch in the mountains of Vermont this summer, is designed to help students not only deepen their focus on artisan food and organic agriculture, but also turn them into viable businesses.

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