On this week’s podcast, Mike Polhamus and Mark Johnson talk about how decades of phosphorous pollution has made clean water a major issue for Vermont politicians.
The head of the local Chamber of Commerce worries repeated beach closings send a bad message to potential tourists.
Unseasonably warm temperatures have created ideal conditions for blue green algae to flourish.
“If you know what split-pea soup looks like, it looks like pea soup,” a neighbor said. Blue-green algae now covers the entire lake surface. The state will inject oxygen into the lake to stem the growth of cyanobacteria.
News Release Sept. 9, 2016 Contact: •Tim Camisa, lake advocate, Colchester resident, St. Albans businessman: 802-528-8512 (office), 802-373-2025 (cell), [email protected] •Leon Thompson, communications specialist, Vermont Organics Reclamation (St. Albans, VT): 802-528-8512, [email protected] ST. ALBANS, Vt. –– A Vermont lake advocate has sent a letter to three top state environmental officials, urging them to study whether […]
Two popular Burlington swimming spots, North Beach and Leddy Beach, have been closed due to sightings of potentially toxic blue-green algae in Lake Champlain.
Politicians, business representatives, farmers and tourism officials say cleaning up Lake Champlain and other water bodies is everyone’s concern.
Supporters say finding the money will be a challenge, but generally agree with Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inaugural goal of improving the quality of the state’s water bodies.
The proposed line would carry Canadian hydropower underwater in Lake Champlain and eastward across central Vermont to the New England power grid. Many questions remain about potential environmental impacts.
A legislative panel has approved new standards for E. coli, phosphorus, toxic chemicals, and salt. The rules may have an impact on water treatment facilities, developers, and de-icing of roads and parking lots.
The Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) is looking for citizens interested in monitoring shoreline locations for blue-green algae blooms.
A new study published by a team of Canadian scientists warns that exposure to blue-green algae can lead to gastrointestinal illness and other symptoms.
The most significant bloom is in St. Albans, which was labeled as a high alert site by the state Department of Health. This includes two locations in the bay, the St. Albans boat launch and Bay Park. The other two locations are in Swanton and Malletts Bay in Colchester.
News Release — Vermont Veterinary Medical Association July 29, 2013 Blue green algae, (known as cyanobacteria) are microscopic plants that grow in any type water and are too small to be seen. However, they can experience rapid growth (bloom) in nutrient rich water in late summer or early fall and can be deadly to animals. […]