CALS in the News-September 2023

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

Joshua Faulkner was quoted in a Popular Resistance article about severe storm events and their increasing frequency in the Northeast. His Farming and Climate Change Program at the University of Vermont works with farmers to build climate resilience and adaptation strategies.

The Associated Press of Pakistan reported on speakers who highlighted the growing challenges to river deltas across the world, threatened by sea level rise, flooding, salt water intrusion, forced migration, water scarcity and water security. UVM CDAE Professor Asim Zia was a presenter during this session. Continue reading “CALS in the News-September 2023”

Urgent Call for Climate Action with UN Convention for Conserving River Deltas

People in a boat on the Mekong River

There are chronic, emerging challenges, each with its own set of cascading impacts involving water issues across the globe, especially for developing nations. Flooding in both highland and lowland areas tends to have devastating impacts on food production, housing, clean drinking water supplies and infrastructure. These impacts are more pronounced across Asia and Africa due to poor infrastructure development and response strategies. Continue reading “Urgent Call for Climate Action with UN Convention for Conserving River Deltas”

Catamount Life Skills Program for Students Launched

An illustration of several colorful apartment buildings with the title of Catamount Life Skills.

The UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) and the Vermont Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) are pleased to announce the launch of the Catamount Life Skills series. This engaging educational series will help UVM students learn about important life skills to successfully thrive in Burlington and beyond. Continue reading “Catamount Life Skills Program for Students Launched”