Category Archives: science

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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EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board

Posted On Daily Kos By Mark Sumner Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 · 2:39 PM EDT Keep your demon science away from my agency. Scott Pruitt had already moved to replace much of the scientific review boards at the EPA with … Continue reading

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What Climate Deniers Want Next After Winning Paris Pullout

Posted on Ecowatch Lorraine Chow President Trump‘s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement earlier this month was a clear winfor conservative groups and individuals that support the weakening of environmental regulations. So what do these … Continue reading

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Trump’s Budget from Hell

This is a budget from hell.  Increases for defense and the wall that will ultimately raise the total expenditures, despite the ill-advised cuts.  So, Mr. Zeldin, are you going to say something now, or tow the party line? Trump wants … Continue reading

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Trump’s Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist Is Not a Scientist

Sam Clovis likely to be named undersecretary of the USDA department that manages research on everything from climate change to nutrition.   by Jessica Huseman Published in ProPublica, May 12, 2017, 7 p.m Sam Clovis speaks during a news conference … Continue reading

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Gardeners Beware 2016: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers Across the U.S.Gardeners Beware

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If Stephen Hawking is right about Earth’s end, keep an eye on the deer

Hawking says humanity is at great risk of mass extinction within the next 100 years. The Chicago Tribune  (May 8, 2017) Rex HuppkeContact Reporter It seems we’re all going to die fairly soon, but before that happens, we need to … Continue reading

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If You See THIS Label On the Fruit Do Not Buy It at Any Cost!

by ANYA V Most of us don’t know that the stickers attached to the fruits and vegetables are there for more than just scanning the price. The PLU code, or the price lookup number on the sticker can help you … Continue reading

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NY Times’ new columnist: Global warming can’t be serious if activists have kids

The New York Times’ indefensible hire of a climate denier keeps getting worse. After hyping itself as antidote to fake news, New York Times hires extreme climate denier New columnist Bret Stephens dismisses as “imaginary” the climate reality routinely reported by … Continue reading

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Offshore Drilling on the Horizon?

Letter to the Editor Published in The East Hampton Star, April 27, 2017   On Sunday, Guild Hall hosted a program concerned with the preservation of the waters surrounding the East End. Flanked by scientists supporting their efforts, Deputy Town … Continue reading

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Have the Plague? Me Neither. Thank Science!

Thoughts on the March for Science  (By David and Rebecca Friedman, St. James) I joined tens of thousands of peaceful protesters on a rainy April Saturday at the Washington monument to “March for Science” along Constitution Avenue.  In spite of … Continue reading

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Tom Price in a Nutshell

From Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator Received April 25, 2017 Dear David, Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about the nomination of Congressman Tom Price for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). I … Continue reading

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Ignoring Science can be Dangerous

There has been a public trend to treat scientific issues as no more than partisan issues.   Either you feel or believe that global warming is man-made or not. Either you feel or believe that immunizations are dangerous for your kids … Continue reading

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