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The Dalai Lama and Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. Photo: Sarah Harris
The Dalai Lama and Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. Photo: Sarah Harris

Dalai Lama addresses thousands in Middlebury

The Dalai Lama visited Middlebury College in Vermont last Friday and Saturday. Thousands of people descended on the college town to hear his message.  Go to full article
We needed cash and we needed it fast. The state was literally running out of money.

Cash strapped states divert climate change money for other projects

Last week, New York and nine other Northeastern states auctioned off millions of carbon pollution credits to power companies.

Companies that pollute more, and create more greenhouse gases, have to buy more credits. The program is designed to reward more environmentally-friendly energy producers, while also raising tens of millions of dollars to fund conservation.

But critics say some states have begun using the cap-and-trade system as an invisible tax, spending the revenue on projects that have nothing to do with the environment or climate change. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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