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Newspaper articles and opinion pieces

Columns and feature articles written for the Sunday Environment section of the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus in Vermont.

For each year, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, there is a pdf 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.

2013-06-02Spring resilience and fossil carbon taxes
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2011-12-04A miraculous protocol saved the ozone layer
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2011-07-31Our children’s future is a changing natural world
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2011-05-08Real power lies in resilience, not risk
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2010-08-29Earth’s Response to human stresses on the natural landscape
Rutland Herald
2010-07-18Human actions have local and global impacts
Rutland Herald
2010-06-06Oil disasters and the transition to sustainability
Rutland Herald
2010-03-07Winter waste management
Rutland Herald
2009-08-02The choices we face
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.