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In Cornwall, newly conserved grasslands are for the birds
05-26-2024 3:45 PM

By EMMA COTTON

CORNWALL — Jill Kilborn spent the morning of May 16 in tall wading boots, roaming the wet, grassy expanses of a newly conserved, 110-acre piece of land and looking for birds.An abundant assortment of songbirds made themselves known that morning...

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After Vermont bear video goes viral, officials warn that such encounters aren’t harmless
06-17-2024 7:23 PM

By EMMA COTTON

Officials from the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife are warning that a viral video showing two black bears in a Waitsfield, Vt., backyard — one of which appears to be relaxing on a hammock — isn’t as cute as it looks. Instead, it’s an example of...


6 bills — tackling municipal ethics, animal welfare and more — become Vermont law
06-14-2024 8:55 AM

By EMMA COTTON

Gov. Phil Scott signed bills related to animal welfare, diversity in courts and addiction recovery support on Monday. He allowed bills related to cannabis, education and a municipal code of ethics to pass into law without his signature. The Republican...


‘There was no right vote’: Why a controversial wildlife bill died in the Vermont House
05-21-2024 4:54 PM

By EMMA COTTON

Over the last several years, a debate over how to manage wildlife has become a symbol of a broader cultural divide in Vermont. During the recently concluded legislative session, that debate culminated in S.258, a bill that would have changed the...


Wild divide: Can wildlife management policy reflect Vermonters’ complex views?
05-12-2024 4:34 PM

By EMMA COTTON

This is the second story in a two-part series that examines the increasingly inflamed debate about wildlife management in Vermont. Part I of the series looked at the voices that are most often heard in the Legislature and in Vermont media. This story...


Wild divide: A debate over wildlife management in Vermont runs deep
05-11-2024 6:06 PM

By EMMA COTTON

This is the first story in a two-part series that examines the increasingly inflamed debate about wildlife management in Vermont. Part I of the series looks at the voices that are most often heard in the Legislature and in Vermont media. Part II...


New EPA rule will require more of Vermont’s public drinking water systems to address PFAS
04-14-2024 6:30 PM

By EMMA COTTON

The federal Environmental Protection Agency issued a landmark rule on Wednesday that regulates the amount of PFAS, a harmful class of chemicals, in public drinking water for the first time. Exposure to PFAS, or per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, has...


Environmentalists and developers say they’re ready to compromise on Act 250
02-12-2024 4:47 PM

By EMMA COTTON

Gov. Phil Scott took direct aim on Wednesday at two bills being discussed by the Legislature’s environment committees, calling one an “economic disaster” and saying the other would “put Vermonters in jeopardy of violating laws they don’t even know...


Vermont lawmakers consider banning pesticide class to help insect pollinators 
02-05-2024 4:20 PM

By EMMA COTTON

When honeybees gather food from flowers near their hive, they attach beads of pollen and nectar to concave pockets on their legs. The tiny colorful pellets contain residue from all of the plants where the bees have foraged. For scientists, the pellets...


Suspect vandalizes Vermont farm, steals pride flag and leaves homophobic letter
01-08-2024 5:26 PM

By EMMA COTTON

ISLE LA MOTTE — The Grand Isle Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect who recently vandalized a local organic farm, citing the farm’s displayed pride flag in a letter left behind.At around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, a person trespassed on to Sandy...


Despite objections, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board moves ahead with new rules for hunting and trapping
12-16-2023 2:31 AM

By EMMA COTTON

On Thursday evening, members of the Fish & Wildlife Board voted unanimously to approve new rules for trapping and hunting. Recent laws required the board to create the rules, which were intended to make the activities safer for wildlife, pets and...


Legislature passes bottle bill update, but Gov. Phil Scott opposes it. What’s next?
06-25-2023 10:24 PM

By EMMA COTTON

Lawmakers in the Vermont House passed an updated version of the bottle bill Tuesday during a summer session otherwise generally reserved for taking action on bills Gov. Phil Scott had already vetoed. The bottle bill, H.158, was an exception: It had...


After two decades searching, biologist finds first ‘bog elfin’ butterfly in Vermont
06-05-2023 8:04 PM

By EMMA COTTON

On May 19, biologist Bryan Pfeiffer visited an undisclosed bog in northern Vermont with the same goal he’d had for the last 21 years: to confirm that the state is home to the elusive bog elfin, a butterfly the size of a penny.After meandering for an...

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