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 BRANDON LOOMIS You don’t have to tell the guys at Crown Point that Adirondack lakes are changing. It’s apparent in the lack of ice-fishing shanties out on Lake Champlain, where once they formed seasonal villages filled with people angling … [Read more...] about Warming threatens to upend ecology on Adirondack lakes
By BRANDON LOOMIS Lake Champlain's ice finally stretched from New York to Vermont on March 8. As routine as that may sound for a wintry waterway that froze over in all but three winters in the 1800s -- and all but four in the first half of the … [Read more...] about Champlain’s ice-up a rare gift
By TIM ROWLAND Thirty years ago, with increasing frequency, squadrons of black seabirds were spotted on Lake Champlain flying low and fast across the water as if on some sort of black-ops raiding mission. Their appearance was something of an … [Read more...] about Cormorants’ rebound confounds wildlife managers
By BRANDON LOOMIS The Adirondacks are warming faster than much of the world, and species including coldwater fish will face increasing stress because of it, researchers say. Earth has warmed 1 degree Celsius in the industrial age, but the … [Read more...] about Accelerating climate change threatens Adirondack fish