The Lake Champlain Basin Program issued its State of the Lake report Wednesday afternoon. Its general assessment of ecosystem indicators is that there has been progress but threats still face the lake.
The 2012 State of the Lake Report assessed phosphorus loading, mercury levels in fish and wildlife, the impact of invasive species and algae bloom impact on human use of Lake Champlain. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz.
U.S. House leaders have been refusing to allow a floor vote on the 2012 Farm Bill and had instead proposed a one year extension of the existing Farm Bill. But last night, that was taken off the table and a new proposal was put forth.
A new report by an environmental group is pointing to what it says is a clear sign of climate change: The frequency of storms in the region with extremely high rain or snowfall is up 85 percent since 1948.
Environment America says New England leads the country in the increasing frequency and intensity of severe storms, with the weather events more than doubling in frequency in New Hampshire.
In Vermont, the group says the amount of precipitation being dropped by the biggest annual rain and snowstorms is up an average of 30 percent.
While Governors from across New England and Premiers from the eastern provinces of Canada were meeting at the Hilton in Burlington, outside there were protesters. On Sunday they were a bit unruly, but on Monday they were much more subdued.
There's a new wrinkle in the case of a man trying to use DNA evidence to reverse his 1994 Vermont murder conviction.
Lawyers for 50-year-old John Grega of Lake Grove, N.Y., say DNA evidence taken from the body of his dead wife Christine did not come from Grega, but from another, unknown male who was likely the real killer.
A prosecutor, however, says it may have come from skin particles left by someone else on an object Grega allegedly used in the attack at the condo they were renting in West Dover.
New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has become the latest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which will allow its patients to get consultations from doctors at the renowned Minnesota hospital.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock announced the affiliation today. The hospital will remain independent while having access to Mayo Clinic resources. In return for its expertise and prestige, Mayo is spreading its model of care.