A few days ago, I had the good fortune to be able to participate in a protest march in Vermont's capitol city of Montpelier. The action was partly an expression of exasperation over the fact that the state is cramming a GazMetro fracked gas pipeline down our throats in spite of ongoing rigorous opposition.
The bureaucrats charged with implementing the Common Core dodge the flak from right and left, pointing out that the Common Core is a set of common standards, not a prescribed curriculum. This defense, while limitedly accurate, is irrelevant. The problem with the Common Core is that it drives bad education.
The voices of GM proponents in academia and small-scale agriculture tend, more often than not, to be drowned out in the food fight between grassroots environmental organizations and Big Ag.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Don't get us wrong -- the beach will always hold a special place in our hearts. But when sandy toes and sunburn get to be too much, here are ten great alternatives to the typical beach getaway.
All of the options listed below make for a fabulous late summer or early fall family vacation; each offers both outdoor and indoor activities and plenty of places to stay and eat. So where should you head if you're all beached out?
The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage, and consumer-product companies, but is it a relic of the 20th century?
We know when in Rome and we know where the names of Rome, Ithaca and Sparta NY came from. But what about North and South Hero, Vermont?
Public-private partnerships have been a point of contention over the years; can government bureaucracy really coexist with free-market enterprise? However, in the niche world of the EB-5 immigrant investor program, these arrangements not only coexist, but also seem to be working well and growing in numbers.
Estately crunched the numbers to determine which states are most and least enthusiastic about kale. To do this Estately used these five criteria.
Context is everything: A so-called "green" building won't be green in its performance if it's in the wrong place, contributing to suburban sprawl and requiring people to drive long distances to get to and from it.
Tonight on PBS, I have a conversation with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who tomorrow will make history when he signs a bill that makes his state the first in the nation to require labeling of all genetically modified food.
I honor Vermont's lawmakers and their bravery in raising the bar on human health and the environment. I look forward to when other states will accomplish the same.
My husband is a New Englander from the Boston area, and over the years we have been together, I have learned a few things about this breed of American: When they want to get something done, they get it done.
Consumers want this information, but giant chemical corporations have spent tens of millions of dollars on misleading campaigns to keep consumers in the dark. Now, thanks to Vermont, the people will start learning the extent of the chemical companies' involvement in our food production.
More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, and both the number of prescription drug sales and the number of prescription drug overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Are doctors to blame?