Leaders from around the world will converge on Paris beginning Nov. 30 for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. The two-week event is designed to allow countries the chance to come to an agreement on stifling climate change.Below are 10 questions and answers that should better prepare you for the conference and what to expect during and after its completion.1. What's at stake and why should I care?It's no exaggeration to say that what happens in Paris will affect the future of the planet....
This year marks the centennial of the last long log drives on the Connecticut River. From the late 1800s and early 1900s, logs as big as 30 feet long were floated down the river to sawmills in Massachusetts and Connecticut.Now two Vermonters are keeping the history alive, chronicling the history of the drives.
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