BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – One of the fashionable weapons towards slippery snow and ice is salt. However though salt makes roads and driveways safer for us… it may be dangerous to our surrounding ecosystems. Salt, or sodium chloride, lowers the freezing level of water, which prevents ice from forming and snow from sticking on surfaces. However when it runs off our pathways and roads and into the water provide, it creates issues for vegetation and animals.
One of many areas salt is having an impact is Lake Champlain. Researchers have discovered that the lake is getting saltier yearly. Which might