News from Selected Month

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...