Growing up on Long Island, I loved turtles. Painted, snappers, box turtles, spotted turtles, mud turtles. But for me the most elusive and …
Curt Johnson, Executive Director of Save The Sound, issues an Eco Reportcard on the water quality of Long Island Sound, and discusses what remains to be done, especially on Long Island
We absolutely need to start managing our drinking water on Long Island, or we will not have any drinking water in due time. Salt water intrusion has already begun to taint the aquifers because we pump far too much water out, half for our lawns. We've chosen our lawns over our children, above the needs of future generations! Toxic plumes of VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals) large and small, seep ever further and wider into the groundwater, imperiling the one source of water we have.
Water Matters, a web streamed show on surface and ground water issues on Long Island, just aired its first episode. Prof. Gobler spoke on how nitrogen pollution is triggering massive algal blooms and what we must do to combat that.
Water Matters will help environmental organizations on Long Island communicate. It is streamed from www.liwater.org/water-matters.html live and from the archive