Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday Globe Special: Veering Off Into Vermont

Not for long:

"Lake Champlain water being monitored for toxic algae" by Wilson Ring Associated Press  August 01, 2015

MONTPELIER — Scientists say this summer is shaping up to be a bad year for blue-green algae on Lake Champlain, the potentially toxic blooms caused at least partly by phosphorous pollution from rivers and streams.

Last summer officials who monitor drinking water taken from Lake Champlain paid close attention when the water system that draws water from Lake Erie for Toledo, Ohio, and parts of southeastern Michigan was overwhelmed by blue-green algae, leaving hundreds of thousands without safe tap water for two days.

Not all blue-green algae contains toxins, but people who come into contact with the toxins can get skin rashes, vomiting, and diarrhea. The toxins have killed dogs and livestock.


Also see:

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Vt. now home to its first official NAACP branch

Ex-Vermont transit chief pushing to revive Amtrak service to Montreal

Sorry I don't have the energy for this article. Must be my age.