Over the next five years, the state is eligible to receive $37 million in federal funding, the feds announced on Friday. Heavy rainfall is one of the most significant dangers to roads and other transportation infrastructure across the state.
These are the largest investments we have ever made to get us on our way to the transformation and electrification of our transportation system. They are not enough. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. According to scientists, we have little time to do so. But this is a start.
“Climate change is here,” the policy director at UVM’s Gund Institute for Environment said. “It's impacting communities across Vermont now, today. We can see that happening when we look at the data and the scientific evidence.”
The previous record for the latest first freeze was Oct. 6, 2011.
The state has “a whole new approach” to forest management -- both on state lands and in advice to private landowners -- because of climate change.
Warmer temperatures will lead to more snow in the short-run, but then fade to rain, according to a UVM study on the effects of warming on Vermont.