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

Suffolk Schools Outdated Vaping Policies go up in Smoke as Epidemic Spreads Across Long Island

Brandon Johnson, 17, smokes a Juul in front of North Babylon High School. By Katherine Hoey and Erika Peters. Originally on The Osprey. Two more Suffolk County school districts are expected to join a new program by the end of February and early March alongside the county’s Department of Health to rethink how students are educated… Continue reading Suffolk Schools Outdated Vaping Policies go up in Smoke as Epidemic Spreads Across Long Island

The Wonders Of New York’s Metro Reptile Expo

Photos and article by Katherine Hoey. Originally in The Stony Brook Press It was a wet Sunday afternoon, and the parking lot outside the Westchester County Center was nearly full. Fog cut off the tips of the buildings. Groups of people of all ages and backgrounds were returning to their cars, carrying glass tanks of… Continue reading The Wonders Of New York’s Metro Reptile Expo

Living “Crazy”

Artwork by Tess Bergman Originally in The Stony Brook Press To the two pre-med students on the bus: I’m sorry you had no form of entertainment today — no interesting patient story to share with your pre-med friends.  I’m sorry that no one was crazy enough for you and that you didn’t get to look… Continue reading Living “Crazy”

Columnist Carl Zimmer Discusses How Fake News Hurts Scientists

Carl Zimmer speaking at the Science and Skepticism Northeast Conference back in 2011. Zimmer spoke at the Wang Center on the consequences of fake news on Oct. 12. TERRY ROBINSON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 2.0 Originally in The Statesmen On Thursday, Oct. 12, Carl Zimmer, The New York Times speaker and columnist, spoke to a packed crowdat… Continue reading Columnist Carl Zimmer Discusses How Fake News Hurts Scientists