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State Looks To Cut Pollution From Farms, Sewage Plants
Monday, 03/04/13
By John Dillon
The state is looking to cut water pollution that reaches Lake Champlain by imposing new regulations on farms and by enforcing phosphorus limits on a sewage treatment plant in Waterbury.
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Vt., NY And Quebec To Design Lake Study Plan
Friday, 02/22/13
The international organization that deals with issues in the Lake Champlain area is working to design a study to find ways to reduce future flooding in the lake and the Canadian river that drains it.
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State Sees Big Bill To Clean Up Waters, But No Funding In Sight
Friday, 01/25/13
By John Dillon
The Shumlin administration says that cleaning up Lake Champlain and other waterways will cost $156 million a year in additional funding. But the governor in his budget address did not mention the pollution problem - or suggest a possible funding solution.
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The Social History of "Champ"
Thursday, 12/27/12
By Peter Biello
History teacher Robert E. Bartholomew dives into the history of Lake Champlain's elusive "monster."
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Scientists Baffled By Death Of Wild Lake Trout Fry
Thursday, 12/20/12
By Ric Cengeri
Scientists who've been tracking Lake Champlain's fish populations say that, while lake trout are in ample supply, the surviving adults are exclusively hatchery-raised fish.
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Vt. Issues Towns New Stormwater Permits
Wednesday, 12/05/12
By John Dillon
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is working to reduce water pollution in the Lake Champlain watershed by requiring a number of municipalities and other groups to do more to control storm water runoff.
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No Quick Way To Control Water Flea
Thursday, 10/04/12
Researchers say there's no quick way to control and eliminate the invasive spiny water flea from Lake George, so they're recommending ways to try to keep it from spreading to Lake Champlain.
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Anchor From Shipwreck Washes Up On Beach
Tuesday, 09/18/12
Officials say a 19th century anchor from a Lake Champlain freighter has been found off a Burlington beach and it will likely be transported to a deeper, shipwreck preserve.
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Bridge Project Reveals Archeological Discoveries
Monday, 09/10/12
Archeologists have recovered evidence of 9,000 years of human occupation along Lake Champlain.
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Shelburne Considers Purchasing Fire Rescue Boat
Tuesday, 08/28/12
The Shelburne Fire Department has proposed purchasing a used fire rescue boat to use on Lake Champlain for approximately $36,000. If purchased, it would be the only firefighting boat in the area.   
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Lake Champlain Water Quality Gets Worse As Summer Winds Down
Monday, 08/27/12
By John Dillon
A bad summer for water quality in Lake Champlain seems to be getting worse. Over the past week, hot weather, low water levels and a huge bloom of blue green algae have combined to cause a massive fish kill in Missisquoi Bay.
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Biologists Target Invasive Sea Lamprey
Monday, 08/27/12
Biologists plan to treat Lake Champlain tributaries in Vermont, again this fall, with a chemical that kills sea lamprey.
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Mears: State Can Do More To Address Phosphorus
Wednesday, 08/08/12
One of Vermont's leading environmental policy makers says the state hasn't done enough to curb phosphorous pollution in Lake Champlain.
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Phosphorous, Invasive Species Are Top Concerns In Lake Champlain
Tuesday, 08/07/12
By Steve Zind
Every five years, the Lake Champlain Basin Program issues a report on the environmental indicators of Lake Champlain. The 2012 State of the Lake report shows that phosphorous and invasive aquatic species are still the leading threats to the lake ecosystem.
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Urgency Added To Effort To Keep Water Flea Out Of Champlain
Thursday, 08/02/12
By John Dillon
The discovery of the invasive spin water flea in Lake George has given new urgency to efforts to block its spread to Lake Champlain.
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Report Assesses Health of Lake Champlain
Thursday, 08/02/12
By John Dillon
A comprehensive report on the health of Lake Champlain says there's still too much phosphorus pollution in the big lake. The report does note some good news, such as declining mercury concentrations in fish.
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Leahy Wants Champlain Canal To Stop Pest's Spread Into Lake
Monday, 07/30/12
Senator Patrick Leahy wants the nearly two-century-old canal linking the Hudson River and Lake Champlain to be closed.
Vermont Edition
Blue-Green Algae: We're Swimming In It
Tuesday, 07/24/12
By Jane Lindholm
After last year's flooding, which sent record amounts of phosphorous into the lake, and a recent streak of hot weather, blue-green algae blooms have appeared in Lake Champlain earlier than normal this year, and have been more widespread.
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Newscast: Monday, July 9, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 07/09/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Monday, July 9, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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USDA Program Aims To Clean Up Phosphorous In Missisquoi Bay
Monday, 07/09/12
Missisquoi Bay has been plagued for years by some of the worst phosphorus pollution and blue-green algae in Lake Champlain. Phosphorus comes primarily from agricultural runoff. So the U.S. Agriculture Department wants to pay farmers to adopt practices that would keep pollution from running off their fields and into the lake.
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US-Canada Commission Seeks Input On Lake Cleanup
Thursday, 04/05/12
A U.S.-Canadian panel created to seek ways to clean up Lake Champlain wants to get public input before it issues its final report.
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Scientists Say Lake Pollution Reduction Will Take Decades
Thursday, 02/16/12
By John Dillon
Scientists say they're seeing small signs of progress in cleaning up Lake Champlain. That's the good news. The bad news is that it will likely take decades to meet pollution reduction targets. And there probably won't be a big infusion of federal dollars to help Vermont achieve those goals.
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Lake Champlain Freezing Less Than Years Past
Monday, 01/23/12
Lake Champlain is freezing over less frequently and less extensively than it did decades ago.
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Lusk's Poetry Explores Lake Champlain's History
Saturday, 01/21/12
By Peter Biello
A new collection by Daniel Lusk, Lake Studies: Meditations on Lake Champlain, finds inspiration in the shipwrecks and fossils beneath the surface of Lake Champlain.
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Lake Champlain Science Group To Get Study Money
Friday, 10/07/11
By Ross Sneyd
A science program at the University of Vermont is going to use a $20 million grant, the largest in the school's history, to help study the health of the Lake Champlain basin.
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