Rising Tides and a Dying Bay

Rising Tides and a Dying Bay

[Guest posted by Jack Bonner, from East Islip and now a student at Loyola, Maryland] It is 5:30 a.m. and I’m leaving my home port headed out towards the Robert Moses Causeway. There is dew on my windshield, and I can taste the salt air as the sun rises over my back....
Can Long Island Be Saved? Part I

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part I

Here is Part I of a projected three month series on the question, Can Long Island Be Saved? This series, written for The Huffington Post, will focus primarily on water quality issues. What is happening to our drinking water? What is happening to our bays, rivers and...
Long Island’s Ground Water Pollution Problem — How Nitrogenous Waste From Septic Tanks, Fertilizers, and Poorly Treated Water Is Sparking Potent Algae Blooms in Our Bays And Choking Off Life

Long Island’s Ground Water Pollution Problem — How Nitrogenous Waste From Septic Tanks, Fertilizers, and Poorly Treated Water Is Sparking Potent Algae Blooms in Our Bays And Choking Off Life

A global expert on algal blooms and nitrogenous waste, Prof. Gobler has been tireless in getting his message out to all Long Islanders and to the country — we have a very serious problem with polluted ground water, and it is triggering algal blooms — brown...