Scientists from Stony Brook University say that a species of seaweed native to the East End coastline may prove to be an important weapon in the fight to overcome pollution problems from decades of overdevelopment and negligent environmental policies.
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A five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court has overturned the sandmining permit issued in 2019 by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to Sand Land, which owns a 50-acre site off Millstone Road in Noyac that is operated by Wainscott Sand and Gravel.
Southampton Town has issued a request for proposals for what would be Long Island’s first community distributed generation solar array, a project made available through the town’s community choice aggregation program.
New legislation proposed in New York would set a state goal of conserving at least 30% of land by 2030.
Southampton Town is seeking support from its residents for a new program called Choice Community Power, which would allow the town to issue a competitive bid to choose renewable energy for its residents, at what the town expects will be a cost savings to residents.
A maritime people who once spanned a large swath of the eastern Long Island shore, the Shinnecock Indians have been hemmed into a 1.5-square-mile patch of land on the edge of a brackish bay. Now, because of climate change, they’re battling to hold on to what they have left.
Drawdown East End, a newly formed environmental activism group, held a “climate action rally” in front of Southampton Town Hall on Friday, joining a global climate strike event organized in more than 100 countries that day. About 50 people of all ages attended, some of them carrying homemade signs. Several speakers shared what has been done so far locally to mitigate global warming and what else can be done.
The men and women who work in the recycling industry describe it these days in bleak terms. From a business standpoint, recent market changes have made it much harder for recycling vendors or any entity that offers recycling services to make a profit.
Mike Vitale saw the writing on the wall, even when no one else did. It was the early 2000s, and single-stream recycling was the newest, hottest trend in the recycling market. Waste Management, the garbage disposal and recycling behemoth, was pushing the trend, touting the convenience of allowing a family to separate out all recyclables and discard them in a single container. The different types of recyclable material then would be sorted after collection.