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Can Long Island Be Saved? Part IX -- 'The Following Beaches Will Be Closed This Weekend'

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.14.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

A long list of Long Island beaches will be closed this weekend because heavy rains has submerged countless cesspools; now that contaminated water is following into our rivers, ponds, and bays, along with fertilizer from lawns and from farms.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part VIII -- IBM Unveils a Road to Long Island's Future at the Same Time That It's Business as Usual in Albany

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Here's a useful graphic from The Nature Conservancy showing the sources of nitrogen pollution in various parts of the East End of Long Island, from a report entitled Nitrogen Load Modeling -- The Peconic Estuary, New York.

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, Part IV - Crescent Beach, Beach Closures and Cesspools

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.20.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Crescent Beach. Unless you live in or near Glen Cove Long Island, you probably never heard of it. It's been mostly closed since 2011. It contin...

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.

Newly Released Prisoner Saves Girl Drowning In Sewage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Henry Ricketts has only been out of prison for two weeks, but he says he's committed to turning his life around. On Saturday, he put his money wher...

I'm With Stupid: Get Your Minds and Bodies Out of the Toilet

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.11.2013 | Weird News
Todd Hartley

I know that part of the joy of sex is freedom of expression -- and I think it's great when people want to try new things -- but a few of you have been embarrassing our gender these past couple of weeks.