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Surviving Maria in Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:02
Three weeks ago, my daughter Heather's eyewitness account of surviving hurricane Irma on St. Thomas was published in the Herald and Times Argus. She and her family were evacuated by catamaran to Puerto Rico. These small boats delivered emergency supplies and rescued a thousand people in a few days from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Carbon tax number one at climate talk

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:02
The implementation of a carbon tax was the number one request at a public hearing of Gov. Phil Scott's Climate Action Commission at Burr and Burton Academy.
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Norwich professor receives NSF grant for research on Vt. lakes

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:08
Norwich University Professor Receives $132K NSF Grant for Research on Impacts of Past Climate Change to Vt. Lakes
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Biology assistant professor awarded grant to study the evolution of visual systems

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:08
Megan Porter, biology assistant professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is among 30 recipients to receive an Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant provides non-tenured researchers with fellowships, partnering them with premier research centers and enhancing their ability to work at the frontiers of science and engineering.
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Putting 350 acres to experiential use - The Defender

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:08

Putting 350 acres to experiential use
The Defender
Professor Richard Kujawa, a geography professor and fellow advocate for new use of the land, sees 350 acres as enough land for a wide array of possibilities. “Imagine a sculpture in the trail made by another St. Michael's student,” Kujawa said. “Then ...

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Fall 2017 Social Systems Meeting

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:09
The Social Systems Team continued to move ahead with a very productive Fall meeting held on September 26, 2017 at the VT EPSCoR Interdisciplinary Research Space at 23 Mansfield Avenue. Year 2 Milestones and deliverables were discussed with the whole team including BREE researchers from the Ecological and Integrated Assessment Model Teams.
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This Place in History: Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death - My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:09

My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22

This Place in History: Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
Vermont State Climatologist Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux explained the science behind the 'Year Without a Summer'. "The event that took place in April of 1815 was the eruption of Mt. Tambora, Indonesia. It produced this amazing amount of ash and dust ...

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Scott Hamshaw - Doctoral Dissertation Defense - September 12, 2017

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:42
Scott Hamshaw, a PhD candidate with Vermont EPSCoR, presented his doctoral dissertation defense on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The defense, "Fluvial processes in Motion: Measuring Streambank Erosion and Suspended Sediment Flux using Advanced Geomatics and Machine Learning," examined streambank erosion and the resulting sediment increase in the Lake Champlain Basin area.
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Cyanobacteria Bloom Forces Beach Closure - U.S. News & World Report

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:42

WAMC

Cyanobacteria Bloom Forces Beach Closure
U.S. News & World Report
University of Vermont professor Andrew Schroth says the bacteria thrive in warm still water where phosphorus from runoff sources is present. Cyanobacteria pose a threat to humans and marine organisms. Most local beaches didn't see blooms this summer.
Late bloom of cyanobacteria closes Burlington beachesBurlingtonFreePress.com

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Carbon tax No. 1 at climate hearing - vtdigger.org

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:45

vtdigger.org

Carbon tax No. 1 at climate hearing
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Alan Betts Dr. Alan Betts, of Atmospheric Research in Pittsford, speaks at the Governor's Climate Action Commission's public hearing at Burr and Burton on Thursday. Photo by Cherise Madigan/Bennington Banner. (This story by by Cherise Madigan was ...

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Analysis of near-surface biases in ERA-Interim over the Canadian Prairies

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11
New publication written by Alan K. Betts and Anton C. M. Beljaars. Published in Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems September 13, 2017.

10.1002/2017MS001025

We quantify the biases in the diurnal cycle of temperature in ERA-Interim for both warm and cold season using hourly climate station data for four stations in Saskatchewan from 1979 to 2006. The warm season biases increase as opaque cloud cover decreases, and change substantially from April to October. The bias in mean temperature increases almost monotonically from small negative values in April to small positive values in the fall.
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Vermont researchers win two RII Track-4 Awards - new funding opportunity from the National Science Foundation

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11
Drs. Matthew White, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Vermont and Laurie Grigg, from the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at Norwich University, were each awarded an individual RII Track-4 from the National Science Foundation for their respective research.
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VT EPSCoR interns present to Appropriations Committee Staffers

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11
During the Senate Appropriations Committee staff's visit, five of the VT EPSCoR BREE interns had the chance to briefly introduce their research. The interns talked about the broad scope of research that happens under BREE. Kunal Palawat and Colleen Yancey talked about their research on the effects of extreme events on soils nutrients and their interaction with water systems in the Lake Champlain Basin. Sara Nethercutt worked on mapping the St. Albans Bay during the summer and talked about her work. Gemma Del Rossi briefly introduced her work on Best Management Practices (BMP's) that target phosphorus reduction from agricultural landscapes and the challenges farmers face when adopting these practices. Adrian Heath talked about his work modeling Stormwater retention ponds in the Lake Champlain Basin.
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Two New Journal Articles Co-Authored by BREE Team Leader Asim Zia

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11
Two new journal articles co-authored by BREE Team Leader Asim Zia were recently published in the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems.
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Sensors deployed in St. Albans Bay - St. Albans Messenger

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:11

St. Albans Messenger

Sensors deployed in St. Albans Bay
St. Albans Messenger
One of the researchers, Andrew Schroth, an assistant professor of geology at the University of Vermont, gave a brief overview of the project at the St. Albans Area Watershed Association (SAAWA) annual meeting Thursday night at the St. Albans Bay Park ...

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Climate Team Visits Dartmouth College

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37
Interns and mentors from Vermont EPSCoR's BREE Climate Team visited Dartmouth College in July 2017 to share their findings with colleagues.
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Macroinvertebrate Workshop for Educators

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37
Declan McCabe, PhD, Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's College and member of BREE, led a macroinvertebrate workshop for educators in his laboratory on July 19, 2017. The hands on workshop offered middle and high school instructors tools with which they could incorporate the study of aquatic ecosystems into their curricula.
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Three Funding Opportunities for Vermont Small Businesses

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37
Three funding opportunities for Vermont small businesses provided by Vermont EPSCoR. Applications open in November 2017.

* Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR STTR) Phase (0).
* Faculty-Small Business Partnerships
* Vermont EPSCoR SBIR/STTR Travel Awards
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Vermont EPSCoR Newsletter - Summer 2017

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:37
The first year of our BREE award has flown by and we are into Year 2. We have made great progress in the first year and met our milestones. Available here is a brief snapshot of many of the efforts that are underway.
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Caddisflies: Submerged Silk Spinners - Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:48

Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)

Caddisflies: Submerged Silk Spinners
Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)
Declan McCabe teaches biology at Saint Michael's College. His work with student researchers on insect communities in the Champlain Basin is funded by Vermont EPSCoR's Grant NSF EPS Award #1556770 from the National Science Foundation.

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