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Icy waters don’t stop students

Students run into Lake Champlain at 7 a.m., Nov. 20. The students run into the 22-degree water as part of regular outings started by two international students studying abroad at UVM.

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

December 5, 2019

Snow falling and 30-degree temperatures on a brisk Wednesday morning didn’t stop 17 UVM students from jumping into Lake Champlain. This occurrence, which happens two to three times each week, was started by two international students studying abroad at UVM. Alexander Asplund is from Sweden and E...

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

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Seagulls rest on posts along the Lake Champlain shorefront. The lake and its ecology are being studied as an example of how China can improve environmental regulations.

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Following their interest in Vermont's environmental laws, a team of Chinese researchers and government officials visited Burlington at the beginning of March. This delegation, which was representing the School of Law at Fudan University in Shanghai, studied how Vermont has drafted laws to clean ...

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem


November 2, 2016

A recent water level drop in Lake Champlain has affected both the lake’s ecosystem and residents using the lake. On Oct. 26, the depth of Lake Champlain at the King Street Ferry Dock was 93.78 feet, a foot lower than the historical average on this date, according to the National Weather Service....

City fights algae problem

September 29, 2016

Burlington is starting a new initiative to fight the growing algae blooms in Lake Champlain.   The city has teamed up with the engineering, planning and construction firm EcoSolutions in order to aid in controlling the growing blue-green algae bloom problem in Lake Champlain. EcoSolutions...

Study finds new source of phosphorous pollution

December 7, 2015

A recent study released by UVM researchers has raised questions about the cause of algae blooms in Lake Champlain.Algae blooms are projected to rise in the next decade, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The toxic blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, thrives under conditions with high amounts of phosphor...

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