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ILHS teacher, students do environmental study in Vermont

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:05
An Indian Land High School teacher and two students visited Vermont in June to do research on water in the Lake Champlain basin and bring their new skills home to put into practice. Dr. Thomas Townsend, Anna Juarez and Nisha Patel visited Burlington, on the east side of Lake Champlain, from June 19-23, along with 19 other groups from high schools in Vermont and Puerto Rico.
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Goldenrod Golf Balls

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:05
A few Thanksgivings ago, my then-ten-year-old daughter and I went for an afternoon stroll. Unseasonably warm weather made for a longer than planned walk through a power line right-of-way and on down through steeply sloping woods to the Winooski River. As we moved through the tall scrub, Lauren's interest was drawn to the golf ball-sized swellings on desiccated goldenrod stalks.
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EPA awards UVM $598K to explore links among algal blooms, human health, community action

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:43
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are found naturally in freshwater in the U.S. and in Lake Champlain and other Vermont waters. Cyanobacteria grow well in water that contains high levels of phosphorous and nitrogen. Cyanobacteria can multiply quickly to form dense blooms, especially during warm days of summer and fall. In recent years, cyanobacteria blooms have occurred most often in northern sections of Lake Champlain, such as St. Albans Bay and Mississquoi Bay, where researchers at the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory conduct ongoing studies of lake ecosystem health.
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Science Studies with Flynn Elementary Students

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:43
Vermont EPSCoR Graduate Research Associates (GRAs), Wilton Burns and Brittany Lancellotti met with first-graders from Flynn Elementary School in Burlington, VT in September to pique their interest in learning more about the sciences. CWDD members Janel Livia Donicova, Janel Roberge, and Mike Winslow coordinated and participated in the visits.
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Lake Champlain Documentary Draws on Experts from Vermont EPSCoR

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:47
(Photo: Sally McCay) Saving Our Waters, a three-part documentary on the health and resiliency of the Lake Champlain basin featuring interviews with many Vermont EPSCoR experts ... and science leaders for VT EPSCoR, for this important topic.
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If You Need to Make a Change

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:40
Sara Mecca will take her internship experiences to UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources next spring.
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Episodes 1, 2 and 3 of "Saving our Waters" are available on Vermont PBS - Watch Now

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:07
Vermont PBS tackles the urgent need to protect our water, including issues facing Lake Champlain and other vital waterways in Vermont.
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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

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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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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.
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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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