Composting Problems into Solutions

Originally on Eat, Drink, and Be Long Island Business Editor On March 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Long Island Power Authority’s board of trustees voted to approve a food digester that will not only reduce the amount of food being sent to landfills, but also compost it and create renewable energy to go into… Continue reading Composting Problems into Solutions

Cremation Over Casket? How About Neither.

Each year around 50,000 people die in New York. While cremation and traditional burials are still the dominant methodologies of handling the dead, a third option has been gaining traction: green burials. Yet the ways in which New Yorkers are being laid to rest aren’t recorded. “States do not, on death certificates, distinguish between a… Continue reading Cremation Over Casket? How About Neither.

Massapequa Softball Tournament Honors Player’s Passing

By Katherine Hoey and Maia Vines Thick, grey clouds weighed down on the sky, threatening to strike out a fundraiser high school softball tournament before it even began. But the clouds retreated in time for the first game, Massapequa versus West Islip. On Sunday, April 6, The Massapequa High School Chiefs played against four high… Continue reading Massapequa Softball Tournament Honors Player’s Passing

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

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