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No Smooth Sailing in Taking on the Cruise Industry

Marc Ross | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Cruise ships may not be the only threat to our oceans and coastal communities, but they're low-hanging fruit. Defending the planet must take priority over upscale entertainment.

Long Island Teen Captured Deer And Posted Photos To Instagram

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.19.2013 | New York

The four young men from Long Island who were ticketed after capturing two deer and posting photos of the incident on Instagram are now facing fines of...

Regulations Won't Make Fracking Safe

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

As long as it is cheaper for companies to pay any fines that may result from regulatory violations than make the necessary operational changes, regulations cannot protect communities from the environmental and health impacts of fracking.

The Answer Is Not Fracking or Coal. It's Neither.

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

Continuing the moratorium against fracking in New York State does not mean that New York's only option is to use more coal. The question must be whether fracking harms the health of community members, not whether fracking is less dangerous than coal.

New York Needs to Reinvent and Not Destroy Its Environmental Agency

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

New York's environmental agency is now consumed by chaos, which will breed mistrust and the type of bureaucratic hunkering down which can almost guarantee increased levels of regulatory rigidity.

Fracking in New York's Marcellus Shale; An Open Forum

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

This week I had the opportunity to moderate and co-produce a panel with the SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force, "The Future of Gas Drilling in New York State."

Harvey Milk Lives -- in Albany

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Handsome, dedicated, and driven, Micah is the disabled with cerebral palsy, Jewish progressive, openly bisexual, who represents a swath of Manhattan's Upper East Side.