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Nitrogen Pollution

Can Long Island Be Saved? -- Part X: Governor Cuomo Announces An Action Plan For Long Island

Marshall Brown | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Marshall Brown

Even if you are not prepared to vote for them next Tuesday, you should take time out to thank our political leadership for getting this one right, and learn what needs to be done in your community and how you can help. Long Island -- for future generations.

Katherine Boehrer

Here's One Big Thing You Can Do For A Greener Diet | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

A new study on the environmental burdens of beef, pork, chicken, eggs, dairy and plant products finds that beef is by far the worst offender. Accor...

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VII -- Now It's Up To Albany To Pass The Long Island Water Quality Control Act

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

For Long Island to be saved, we need to save its drinking water. If our water becomes undrinkable -- and its heading that way in a hurry -- what then?

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

If Long Island does manage to resolve its water issues and become a sustainable place to live, it will be in part because Prof. Christopher Gobler and his team were able to diagnose the causes of our ground water pollution.

Can Long Island Be Saved?

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.

The Nitrogen Cascade: The Next Big Pollution Problem

David Mager | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
David Mager

I know that your head is still whirling around thinking about climate change and what to do about it. The earth has hit the 400 parts per million leve...

Yet Another Reason To Go Meatless On Earth Day -- And Every Other Day

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Just in time for Earth Day, European scientists released a groundbreaking report linking meat consumption to nitrogen pollution. Nitrogen pollution? What on earth is nitrogen pollution?

Chicago's Polluted Water Killing Gulf Marine Life: Study

Chi-Town Daily News | ALEX PARKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The U.S. Geological Survey yesterday released the results of a study detailing the root causes of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution in the Gulf of Mex...