Our first cover story of the year was about algal blooms, the harmful outbreaks of bacteria that have been plaguing Lake Champlain and other lakes around the world. We reported on the conditions that made those blooms a menace: runoff from dairy … [Read more...] about 2020 EXPLORED: Harmful algal blooms
harmful algal blooms
By Ry Rivard The harmful bacteria that bloomed a week ago in parts Lake George was not a major danger to drinking water supplies, according lab work by the state. Last week, Lake George had an outbreak of cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as … [Read more...] about Lake George algal bloom: harmful but not too toxic
By Ry Rivard In a troubling sign for one of America's most storied and pristine lakes, harmful bacteria have floated atop parts of Lake George over several days. For years, residents and regulators around the historic resort destination, known … [Read more...] about Lake George, Mirror Lake suffer algal blooms
Battling 'putrid' outbreaks on the Adirondack Park's eastern flank, New York and Vermont advocates struggle to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain By RY RIVARD A few billion years ago, cyanobacteria were creators. The colorful … [Read more...] about A lake in crisis
By CORRINA PARNAPY Lake Champlain, like some other Adirondack lakes, experiences harmful algal blooms. These blooms can close beaches, impact drinking water and deter people from recreating. Organizations and agencies on both sides of the lake are … [Read more...] about What is a harmful algal bloom?
By SARA RUBERG Charles R. Wood Park in the Village of Lake George transcends a typical park. Visitors can enjoy recreational activities on one end which features a playground, skate park and festival commons. But the focal point of the park … [Read more...] about Former Lake George entertainment hub now filters pollutants