Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain (file photo)
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A new $20 million federal grant will bring together scientists from a number of Vermont colleges and universities to study what makes some sections of the Lake Champlain watershed more resilient after extreme weather events.

Lake Champlain (file photo)
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Scientists from a number of Vermont colleges and universities will be using a $20 million federal grant to study what makes some sections of the Lake Champlain watershed bounce back faster than others after extreme weather events.

Lakeside Apartment flooding, Spring 2011
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In the spring of 2011, Lake Champlain reached record high levels and historic flooding occurred.  In Plattsburgh, a low-income housing complex along the lakeshore was condemned.  On Monday, the Plattsburgh City Planning Board approved plans to redevelop the 3-point-3 acre property.

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Farms in northwestern Vermont may have to abide by certain practices to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain under a decision released by the state's agriculture secretary.

Drops of water
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the five-year cost of cleaning up Vermont waters is about $154 million. But as WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, regional officials say the federal agency is underestimating costs.

Photo of Lake Brite
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Do you remember Lite-Brite? The toy with small colored plastic pegs that create illuminated designs on a light board?  Well scientists and designers have taken the concept to a new level. They’ve created a display at the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain to visually display data about the lake.

Anbaric Transmission

The floor of Lake Champlain is quickly becoming a highway for transmission lines to bring renewable energy to metropolitan areas of the Northeast.  A new project to bring wind power from New York to New England through the lake was announced this week.

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The final draft plan setting Lake Champlain’s allowable phosphorus levels is set to be released on Friday.  The EPA and the state of Vermont have set a series of public meetings at the end of the month to discuss the plan.

Lake Champlain Basin Program

Every three years the Lake Champlain Basin Program releases a report assessing the quality of Lake Champlain’s waters.  The latest report indicates that despite continued efforts to lower phosphorus levels, they continue to increase.

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Environmental groups from New York and Vermont met at a wildlife management area adjacent to a rail line today to release a report detailing the threats of tar sands oil transport through the region. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, environmentalists say new response plans issued by New York State this week are only a start.

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