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Agency: ‘Vermont is experiencing more extreme rain events’

Burlington Free Press: Vermont needs to pay more attention to its rivers and may need to rethink development along their banks, the state’s environmental agency said Monday in a report on lessons from the widespread flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Irene. “Climate data show that Vermont is experiencing more extreme rain events, and that trend is predicted to continue,” according to the report from the Climate Change Team at the Agency of Natural Resources. More frequent heavy rainstorms are “expected to pose a recurrent...