The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, more commonly known as the University of Vermont, is a public research university and, after 1862, the state of Vermont's land-grant university. The University is commonly known as "UVM," an abbreviation of its Latin name, Universitas Viridis Montis (University of the Green Mountains). UVM is one of the original eight Public Ivies. Founded in 1791, UVM is the 23rd college founded in the United States and was the fifth college established in New England.
Washington, DC sinking fast, adding to threat of sea-level rise
New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century—adding to the problems of sea-level rise.
Consumers don't view GMO labels as negative 'warnings', new study shows
A new study released just days after the U.S. House passed a bill that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods reveals that GMO labeling would not act as warning labels and scare consumers ...
Buzz the alarm: Climate change puts squeeze on bumblebees
Global warming is putting the squeeze on bumblebees. In the most comprehensive study ever conducted of the impacts of climate change on critical pollinators, scientists have discovered that global warming is rapidly shrinking ...
New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
A team of scientists has invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects—before they show up in medical databases, like PubMed, or even before doctors and researchers ...
Surprisingly few 'busy bees' make global crops grow
A major international study finds that surprisingly few bee species are responsible for pollinating the world's crops.
Palm oil price change could save tigers, other species
Higher supermarket prices for eco-friendly palm oil products could help save endangered species, according to a new study by North American and U.K. researchers.
Many endangered species are back—but face new struggles
A study of marine mammals and other protected species finds that several once endangered species, including the iconic humpback whale, the northern elephant seal and green sea turtles, have recovered and are repopulating ...
Flies released to attack hemlock-killing pest
A tiny fly from the Pacific Northwest may provide new hope for towering hemlock forests dying along the East Coast.
Lax rules put Congo's forests, key carbon reserve, at risk
Without new conservation efforts, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could lose up to 20 percent of its forests, unleashing a 60 percent increase in carbon emissions, says a new study by researchers at the University ...
Study finds that inclusive classrooms don't necessarily increase friendships for children with disabilities
Dropping off a child at kindergarten for the first time can be one of the most memorable yet terrifying experiences of parenthood. Among the many concerns parents face is the worry whether your child will make friends – ...