Good news, fellow humanoids. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere didn’t increase in 2015, for the second year running. Bigger news: This is the first time emissions have fallen or remained flat without a giant economic meltdown of some sort. In other words, we managed to cut the spew of energy-related carbon evenView More
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A vibrant discussion about the past, present, and future of our region.
Long Island is facing its greatest economic and environmental challenge ever. The quality of the source of our drinking water and surface water has declined precipitously. We’re seeing it everywhere. Beaches are closing. So are shellfish beds. Hundreds of thousands of fish have been killed. Turtles, too. Why? The answer is nitrogen contamination. It comesView More
We have plenty of clean water on Long Island. The problem is the stuff we’re putting into it.View More
Long Island is enormously dependent on the quality of our water – for daily living, for our world-renowned beaches and tourism, and for our vital fishing industries.View More
Where fuel pumps used to stand, diners eat at outdoor tables under twinkling lights in St. Louis, MO; a gleaming modern kitchen has replaced an auto-body space in Berlin; and two abandoned stations in Amsterdam now charm passersby with the shifting lights of an LED art installation.View More