There are 256 Chemically-Contaminated Sites on Long Island

Twenty years after the closing of Lawrence Aviation Industries in Port Jefferson Station, a toxic groundwater plume and New York Supreme Court trial are still ongoing. The abandoned plant sits on 126 acres nestled between residential streets near Sheep Pasture Road. It was once a manufacturer of titanium sheeting for the aeronautics industry but closed… Continue reading There are 256 Chemically-Contaminated Sites on Long Island

Seal Population Consistent and Rising Since L.I Marine Ecologist First Started Studies in 2004

It was a sunny Saturday morning, March 16, as pairs of people emerged from cars parked on the far East side of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. Here at Cupsogue Beach County Park, Dr. Arthur Kopelman, founder and ecologist of Coastal Research Education Society of Long Island, takes weekly expeditions toward the bayside inlet, where… Continue reading Seal Population Consistent and Rising Since L.I Marine Ecologist First Started Studies in 2004

Suffolk County Tackles Single-Use Plastic

A proposed fifth bill in a series of single-use plastic bills was laid on the table at a Suffolk County legislature public hearing, Tuesday March 5, that would require vendors to implement sustainable packing measures. This bill would require businesses to transition from plastic materials, like styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap, to paper or cardboard… Continue reading Suffolk County Tackles Single-Use Plastic

Long Island Hemp & CBD Businesses Face Potential Cannabis Ban

Meg Pfautz mans the front desk of The Open Minded Organics apothecary which offers a variety of CBD products produced at the farm. By Katherine Hoey and August Fei. Originally on The Osprey. Open Minded Organics Farms opened its apothecary store’s doors on March 1st in Sag Harbor, but a looming cannabis ban threatens to… Continue reading Long Island Hemp & CBD Businesses Face Potential Cannabis Ban