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Factfulness: The Book to Combat Modern Despair

By Sarah L. Tichonuk Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Flatiron Books, April 2018) is an extraordinary book. Written by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, the founders of The Gapminder Project, … Continue reading

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UVM Summer Course Explores Edible Mushrooms and the Biology of Fungi

Associate Professor Terrence Delaney first became enthralled by fungi 40 years ago when he was a student at Duke University. Not only are fungi master decomposers, but are also known to have fascinating sex lives, according to Delaney. This summer … Continue reading

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Study: Climate Change a Buzzkill for Coffee Producers

By Basil Waugh Global warming could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America — the world’s largest coffee-producing region — by as much as 88 percent by 2050. That’s a key takeaway of the first major study of climate change’s … Continue reading

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New UVM Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability

By Jeff Wakefield UVM Communications According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run … Continue reading

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UVM Agroecology Group Gains Global Attention, Launches New Graduate Certificate

The UVM Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC), which combines the wisdom of ecological and social sciences with the practice of growing food, is launching new research projects in Central America and Vermont, and a new graduate certificate, following a prestigious grant of … Continue reading

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