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Newspaper articles and opinion pieces

Columns and feature articles written for the Sunday Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus in Vermont (and recently the Green Energy Times, which are often edited versions of Herald articles).

For each year, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, there is an indexed collection of my newspaper columns.

Environmental Journalism Revisited outlines the history, philosophy and vision of the Sunday Environment page; and gives an overview of the published content during the first four years.

This letter from the 1927 flood in Vermont was published in the Herald in memory of the Irene flood.

2017-04-22Getting there more efficiently
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2017-04-21Tacking transport this spring
Green Energy Times
2016-11-12Externalizing the Costs
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus
2016-08-18Please tell me the weather next month!
Green Energy Times
2016-08-07Please tell me the weather
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2016-06-18Transforming Energy Use in New England
Green Energy Times
2016-04-15Welcome This Early Spring
Green Energy Times
2015-10-04Warm Fall Brings Hope
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2015-03-15Working with the Earth
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2013-01-20Reflections on our environment, five years later
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2012-07-08Vermonters debate wind energy: Public input is part of the process
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2012-05-20Climate change requires us to become an energy-efficient society
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2009-12-06The Copenhagen Challenge
Rutland Herald
2009-10-25Climate limits are closing in
Rutland Herald
2009-10-04Retrofitting your house for energy efficiency
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2009-06-21Protecting our forests
Rutland Herald
2009-05-10Balancing technology, economics and values
Rutland Herald
2009-04-05Envisioning a sustainable energy future
Rutland Herald
2008-10-05Care for our forests
Rutland Herald
2008-08-03Facing the truth about our policies
Rutland Herald
2008-06-08See the sun in the moon
Rutland Herald
2008-01-20Welcome to the planet
Rutland Herald

Yearly Collections of my VT newspaper columns

These collections of articles blend science with a systems perspective as they go through the seasons, dealing with weather, climate, energy and policy issues. They encourage the reader to explore alternative and hopeful paths for themselves, their families and society. I have written them so that a scientist will perceive them as accurate (although simplified); while the public can relate their tangible experience of the weather to the much broader issues of climate and climate change.