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New Zealand’s Water Governance Experiment

New Zealand is known internationally for its clean and green image, attracting visitors from around the globe to experience its natural treasures. Meanwhile, New Zealand is known on the world market for its agricultural exports, particularly milk, beef, lamb and wool. In the last few decades the country […]

The Anthropocene: What is it good for?

This month marks seventy-one years since the U.S. Army, under the direction of physicist Robert Oppenheimer, detonated the first nuclear bomb in the desert at Trinity Site near what is now Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of July 16, 1945 may ultimately serve as the ‘golden spike’ or […]

No lattes in a drought…

I’ve been spending time this summer getting to know some of Vermont’s many, many dairy farmers. This exploratory research is an early component of my dissertation research, which looks at how dairy farms vary in their demand for off-farm inputs and how this in turn impacts their impact […]

J Erickson leads climate action research as Steven Rubenstein Professor!

Jon Erickson, E4A director at UVM, is named Steven Rubenstein Professor for Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. The three-year appointment beginning Sept 1, 2016 will help him continue his research on the economics of climate change policy and the advancement of Vermont’s commitment to a […]