The state of Vermont
has spent $85 million dollars in the last five years to clean up Lake
Champlain, but so far, we’ve seen little in the way of results. UVM
Lake Scientist, Mary Watzin speaks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the lake’s
complex ecosystem, and how pollution affects it.
Toxic blue-green algae has begun
to bloom in northern reaches of Lake Champlain; Senator Bernie Sanders says
cable television companies should be regulated by the government; most state
offices are closed today in observance of Bennington Battle Day.
The EPA sent the state a strongly worded letter this spring outlining the ways the state has fallen short in its effort to reduce phosphorous loads in Lake Champlain. We’ll discuss the stratgies for the lake’s future health. And our series of audio postcards from Vermont towns continues with a visit to Readsboro.
August is typically one of the rainiest months in Vermont. But not this year; the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee says he doesn’t plan any confirmation hearings on a new attorney general until he gets more answers from the Bush administration; a Middlebury College biology professor says three years of research have concluded the best way to control an invasive plant in Vermont ponds and lakes is an insect.