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UVM Earns $20M Research Grant to ‘Harness the Data Revolution’

A groundbreaking data science effort to better understand and harness the power of stories has earned the University of Vermont a $20 million research capacity building award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Established Program...
15-May-2023 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Commentary in Science: Europe’s Old Forests at Risk

Walking along a steep ridge, under large hemlock trees, ten miles outside of Burlington, Vermont—Bill Keeton is worrying about Europe’s remaining old forests. He’s so concerned, in fact, that he and some colleagues wrote a letter to the...
15-May-2023 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smartphone Use Goes Up in City Parks, But Down in Forests

New research shows that smartphone activity actually increases during visits outdoors to city parks—a finding that contradicts popular notions. Thanks to two years of unparalleled access to 700 study participants' smartphone data, the study is the...
15-May-2023 6:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Vermont Cancer Center to Offer Innovative New Cancer Treatment

The University of Vermont Cancer Center will offer a novel, highly effective form of cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy beginning in February. The Cancer Center will be the only healthcare institution in Vermont and northern New York to...
23-Feb-2023 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Americans Flocking to Fire: National Migration Study

Americans are leaving many of the U.S. counties hit hardest by hurricanes and heatwaves—and moving towards dangerous wildfires and warmer temperatures, says one of the largest studies of U.S. migration and natural disasters. These results are...
5-Dec-2022 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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As Winters Warm, Nutrient Pollution Threatens 40% of U.S.

Scientists are ringing alarm bells about a significant new threat to U.S. water quality: as winters warm due to climate change, they are unleashing large amounts of nutrient pollution into lakes, rivers, and streams. The first-of-its-kind...
6-Oct-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The 25 Happiest U.S. City Park Systems, Ranked by Scientists

Feeling unhappy? Go find a park—the bigger the better—and try taking a walk outdoors. That’s the takeaway of a major new study measuring the happiness effects of city parks in the 25 largest U.S. cities. The happiness benefit of urban nature...
24-Mar-2022 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nature Study: Ocean Life May Adapt to Climate Change, But With Hidden Costs

A first-of-its-kind study shows that some ocean animals may be able evolve their way out of troubles caused by climate change—but at a high cost. By artificially evolving 23 generations of a marine copepod, Acartia tonsa, a team of scientists at...
21-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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