LCC News

In December 2015, LCC and a number of other environmental groups sent a letter to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Department of Environmental Conservation urging them to take proactive actions to decrease environmental damage caused by agricultural tile drains. Read...

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a substantial increase for New York’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) in his latest budget. Read...

The International Joint Commission has approved a final report calling for improvements in flood forecasting on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River. Read...

Competing opinions from too many lawyers and an excess of backside covering from political appointees have prevented any forward movement to address the risk of invasive species entering Lake Champlain through the Champlain Canal. Read...

High lead levels in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan have led to a federal state of emergency, mobilization of the National Guard, the resignation of the state’s highest environmental officer and public apologies from the governor. Read...

The problems associated with aging wastewater infrastructure are daunting and many of our neglected systems need maintenance and repairs. Read...

In 2015 the Vermont’s Public Service Board approved a $1.2 billion utility transmission project from Canada to Ludlow. TDI New England, the project proponent, plans to build a 1,000-megawatt direct transmission line that will feed the southern New England power grid.  Read...

In late November a package arrived in the mail. It contained some round green balls that a friend had found on the shore of Lake Champlain in Panton, VT. , and she wondered what they might be. Read...

Very cold air coming in over a relatively warm lake can create visions of floating islands in the sky. These are inferior mirages.  Read...

In 2015 we welcomed a new staff person, Board member and Advisory Council member to LCC. In case you haven't met them yet we are pleased to introduce them here. . . Read...

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Concert coming to the Lake Champlain watershed!

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Lake Champlain research opportunities for students, LCC on TV, loon rescues, eerie Erie, record heat and more! Read...

On December 28 President Barack Obama signed the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 into law. The measure will phase out the use of plastic microbeads in consumer products over the next several years.  Read...

LCC joined a coalition of environmental groups to submit comments on draft Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) proposed by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Farm Markets (AAFM).  Read...

Eighty five percent of male smallmouth bass and 27 percent of male largemouth bass tested in waters in or near 19 National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast U.S. were intersex, according to a new study by U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service researchers published in Ecotoxicology and Environmental SafetyRead...

A crew of dedicated LCC volunteers fanned out along the shores of Lake Champlain each week to track the severity of blue-green algae blooms this past summer. To prepare volunteers, LCC provided 23 training sessions and for over 300 people in the late spring. Read...

Scanning the open waters of Lake Champlain with a pair of binoculars near Button Bay in Ferrisburgh, a thin, long-necked, duck-like silhouette appears far from shore, rocking on the waves.  Read...

Winter drives many creatures into hibernation, or at least states of severely reduced metabolic activity. Bears might curl up in a protected cave; chipmunks seek fur-lined holes in the ground; bats congregated in caves; but turtles face a particular challenge. How can a lung-breathing animal spend an entire winter underwater and still get enough oxygen to survive? Read...

More than a hundred volunteers trained by LCC filed weekly water quality reports during the summer. Their data provided over 75% of the information on the blue-green algae tracking map housed at the Vermont Department of Health.

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