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Vermont biologists: Fall food supply good for wildlife

Oct. 13, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont wildlife biologists say food is abundant for wildlife in the state's forests this year. Every fall, staff from the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife survey mast stands around the state. Last year they found a low amount of important berry and nut species which...

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

Oct. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health...

Study to assess farm efforts to reduce phosphorus runoff

Oct. 8, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — As Vermont works to reduce algae-causing phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, nearly $2 million in federal funding will go toward a study to look at how farm efforts are working to improve water quality, U.S. Sen. Patrick...

UNR sells slice of half-century-old research farm for $18M

Sep. 25, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno has completed the $18 million sale of about one-tenth of its half-century-old research farm for commercial development on one of the last big, undeveloped parcels zoned for industrial-retail use within the Reno city limits. The university plans to spend some...