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MIDDLEBURY | Champlain Valley gas will remain untapped Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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WESTPORT | Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has announced plans to preserve 35 acres in Essex, New York, on land that features 400-million-year-old fossils — a remnant of the planet’s oldest coral reef — as well as a globally rare type of forest. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | While Vermont doesn’t have any dinosaur fossils, researchers are sure that the extinct creatures roamed the valleys of the ancient, and then considerably taller, Green Mountains. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | The Vermont Stone Trail presents a multi-day adventure for rockhounding and history enthusiasts. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Running from the Carolinas north, through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and up along the Connecticut Valley—and the eastern side of Vermont, then on into Nova Scotia—are outcrops of the so-called Newark Basin rocks... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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CHARLOTTE | Before there was a Lake Champlain there was a prehistoric Lake Vermont and the Champlain Sea. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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“The Connecticut Valley just doesn’t fit an image of a world where bizarre reptiles once menaced their prey, brandishing monstrous teeth and terrible claws,” writes Brendan Hanrahan, author of “...In the Connecticut Valley of the Dinosaurs”. Read more

Editorials

  • Champlain Fossils, the Coral Reef Crisis and the 6th Great Mass Extinction

    Champlain Fossils, the Coral Reef Crisis and the 6th Great Mass Extinction