Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows

University of Vermont Economics professor Stephanie Seguino is co-author of the new study that shows widespread racial bias persists among Vermont police departments after examining more than 800,000 vehicular stops over five years. Credit: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist New research examining more than 800,000 traffic stops in Vermont over the course of five years substantiates the […]

Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows

New research examining more than 800,000 traffic stops in Vermont over the course of five years substantiates the term “driving while Black and Brown.” Compared to white drivers, Black and Latinx drivers in Vermont are more likely to be stopped, ticketed, arrested, and searched. But they are less likely to be found with contraband than […]

Drivers of Upper Atmosphere Climate Change

Concerns about climate change often focus on Earth’s lower atmosphere, where most of the weather we experience occurs. However, climate change also affects the upper atmosphere. Understanding climate trends in the upper atmosphere could aid many applications, such as planning satellite missions and interpreting their data, managing space debris, and assessing the risk […]

A New Way to Fingerprint Drivers of Water Cycle Change

Rising temperatures are intensifying Earth’s water cycle, increasing the amount of moisture in the air and modifying regional precipitation and evaporation rates. These changes are also affecting long-distance moisture transport globally, further altering precipitation patterns. But disentangling different drivers of water cycle change to evaluate each one’s relative influence has proven difficult due […]