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Complete Lee Zeldin Environmental Voting Record

Lee Zeldin’s League of Conservation Voters (LCV) score for 2019 was 28%. This seems like an improvement from his scores from prior years, which hovered around 10%, but to put things in perspective: The average Member of Congress score in … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Anti-Vaxxer Donor

Zeldin’s Anti-Vaxxer Donor Joins Reopen Protests, Opposes Any Future COVID-19 Vaccine Does Lee Zeldin agree with risking New Yorkers lives? As Governor Cuomo prepares a statewide plan to reopen safely, Lee Zeldin donor and staunch anti-vaccine advocate Rita Palma joined calls to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Kills Men More than Women. Why?

In Italy, men made up nearly 60 percent of people with confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 70 percent of those who died of COVID-19.  In China men and women were infected in roughly equal numbers, but the … Continue reading

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Debunking Anti-Vaxxers

Worth watching: https://portside.org/video/2020-01-17/debunking-anti-vaxxers  

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Anti-science Movements

  In My Opinion in the Riverhead LOCAL “Anti-vaxxers embody the dangers of the growing anti-science movements” By David N. Posnett, MD Dec 31, 2019, 5:42 am The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, Gardasil, is the subject of two bills … Continue reading

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Attacks on Science

From Jenny Mulligan: Attacks on Science The Trump administration and 115th Congress have been actively dismantling science-based health and safety protections, sidelining scientific evidence, and undoing recent progress on scientific integrity. We’ve seen this movie before. And we know how to … 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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Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Earth, #LoveOurPlanetNotPollution

Some of us have been meeting at the Southampton library to discuss ways we can scale up existing efforts that draw down carbon from the atmosphere, based on the top 100 solutions outlined in the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old star speaker in Davos

Take a look at a 16 year old lecturing the leaders of the world! Impressive. Our house is on fire! On TED! On ScientistsWarning.Org?

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Stricter Gun Laws Can Reduce Deaths

Proud to be a Cornell Alumnus! These are my medical students! As published in the latest issue of Weill Cornell Medicine:  and found under the title “Weill Cornell Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Medical College Renaming”, scroll down to “Stricter Gun … Continue reading

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Medical Billing Obfuscation versus Vaccines

I am one of those guys who never goes to see a doctor!  But in 2016 I became a grandfather.  The pediatrician of the newborn child warned the parents that everyone in contact with the child needed to have received … Continue reading

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Talk is Cheap Mr. Zeldin

From James Ewing:  A reminder of where Lee Zeldin stands on the environment.  The Scorecard as per the League of Conservation Voters. To get the specifics on each vote go their website and click on the “vote name”: http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/lee-zeldin Green … Continue reading

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Trump Spurns Nobel Prize Winners—and the Feeling Is Mutual

Published in Daily Kos November 13 By Mark Sumner In a White House as radically anti-science as this one, it’s no surprise that scientists are being denied the usual honors. President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, … Continue reading

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Holocaust Seen Through the Eyes of a Child

Letter published in the Newburyport News, Massachusetts, by Steve Ludsin of R&R Very moving’ article about local author’s book, Oct 12, 2017 To the editor: The article “Local author writes about Holocaust through her father’s eyes” by Dyke Hendrickson, [Daily … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes Are Attacking Us Now

Can you really blame them? By Charles P. Pierce Original post on Esquire.com Oct 4, 2017 While the Secretary of the Interior is jetting around on our dime, and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is slow-dancing with his … Continue reading

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Oceans in Peril

Title image from Oceans of Acid. By Judith S. Weis  OpEd in the East Hampton Star Sept. 14, 2017 While some politicians claim that climate change is a hoax, and climate scientists try to refine their models and forecasts of … Continue reading

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Trump nominated a climate denier as USDA chief scientist — here’s why that matters

Salon.com — MONDAY, AUG 28, 2017  Democrats vow to fight Sam Clovis, who isn’t a scientist and whose ignorant views threaten our food supply AMANDA MARCOTTE In all the Donald Trump-created chaos, it might seem a little odd at first … Continue reading

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Fight for Funding of Tick-borne Diseases

Published in the EH Star 8/3/2017 Dear Editor, To anyone living on the East End it is apparent that tick-borne diseases are a health crisis. We need the federal government to provide funding on both the local and national level … Continue reading

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Poison Papers: EPA in bed with Industry

Transcript From Secret Meeting Illustrates EPA Collusion With the Chemical Industry Friday, July 28, 2017 By Rebekah Wilce, The Center for Media and Democracy   (Photo: fotografixx / iStock / Getty Images Plus) The world of independent chemical testing has … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky: On Trump and the State of the Union – SCARY!

GREAT INTERVIEW! THE STONE JULY 5, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Email Save Over the past few months, as the disturbing prospect of a Trump administration became a disturbing reality, I decided to reach out to … Continue reading

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