Category Archives: Environment

Plastic Pollution of the Oceans

LTE: Washes Up East Hampton Star January 13, 2020 To the Editor: On Jan. 5 Lee Zeldin tweeted, “So ridiculous. Apparently, this is from a new county law here in Suffolk.” The tweet was accompanied by a photo of a … Continue reading

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Climate and Real Estate

GUESTWORDS in the East Hampton Star By David Posnett January 1, 2020 There is already evidence of a real estate slump in the United States. A housing recession is predicted for 2020. The average price of luxury home sales is … Continue reading

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How Solar-friendly is your town on Long Island?

Great resource:  Long Island Solar Report Card 2019.  An in-depth evaluation of 19 municipalities and solar policies on Long Island.  Municipal regulations to promote vs. discourage solar panels!  Interesting.  I did not know how different the rules are from one … Continue reading

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Trump: no more federal aid to California as fires continue to burn!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-california-wildfires-twitter-gavin-newsom-federal-aid-latest-a9183216.html What’s next for us?  No more aid in case of a hurricane? (At least as long as NY state votes democratic.)    

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Green Tsunami in Switzerland!

Across the globe there has been a sweep by nationalistic, right-wing and even far-right movements large enough to win elections, and form governments: Jair Bolsonaro in Brasil, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Matteo Salvini in Italy, Andrzej Duda in Poland, Erdogan … Continue reading

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“Thank you for caring.” The benefits of changing your mind about climate.

Thank You for Caring.   Her clear, youthful voice floated up to the trees above us.  Sincere words of a college freshman, Ashley Ambrocio, who had stepped up to the mic, smiling, soft brown curls escaping her pulled back hair.   It … Continue reading

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Panic or Empowerment? Brought to You by Greta, Alexandria, 1.6M+

    photos from their instagram Feeling inspired?  I am.  Thrilled, actually, to witness the clear clarion call to climate action….. by young people who have their whole lives to live, and so much to loose.   UNITE BEHIND THE SCIENCE, … Continue reading

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