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Curbing climate change: Study finds strong rationale for the human factor

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 06:30
Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate.

Drawing from both social psychology and climate science, the new model investigates how human behavioral changes evolve in response to extreme climate events and affect global temperature change.
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The afterlife of logs

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:52

Vermont EPSCoR CWDD Attends SACNAS and ABRCMS

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03
Vermont EPSCoR CWDD Outreach Coordinator, Veronica Sosa-Gonzalez, PhD, attended major conferences in Fall 2017 as part of an effort to recruit undergraduate interns into research for Basin Resilience to Extreme Events, the current RII Track-1 award. Combining efforts with Tabitha Finch from the Vermont Genetics Network (VGN), the pair attended the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Later, Dr. Sosa-Gonzalez attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). The events each had more than 4,000 attendees.
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Vermont Students Awarded a total of $55,000 in Scholarships for STEM

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03
The Vermont EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) awarded $55,000 in scholarships to meritorious First Generation and Native American students in 2017. All students are Vermont residents, attending Vermont institutions and pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
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Fall 2017 Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Meeting

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03
The Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Fall Meeting was held on November 28, 2017. This served as the second meeting in 2017 for the committee, offering a chance for stakeholders from around the state and region to participate in interactive sessions and discuss the state of the Lake Champlain Basin.
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Students Verify San Juan's Water Quality

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:03
Robinson School students from Puerto Rico Andrea Salellas and Gabriela Handall, along with their teacher mentor Marcel Torres, were selected to travel from June 12-18 to the state of Vermont to take an intensive training in management and water quality at Saint Michael's College in Vermont.

As part of the training, the students attended a conference about lake and stream ecology, environmental policy and management, climate change indicator, water quality indicators and land use management. At the end of the training week, the students designed their research project in which they will be working during from July through February, in order to present the findings on March at the Vermont research symposium.
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