• The State of Long Island’s Water

    Leah Moir It was reported in June of this year that Long Island residents had the highest parts per million (ppm) of contaminants in their water in the entire state of New York1. In October, it was further reported that Long Island water had more than 270 types of contaminants that cause cancer, low-birth weight […]

  • Plastic, Plastic Everywhere

    The planet is drowning in the most useful material ever invented. So what are we going to do about it? The world produces four hundred million tons of plastic annually, nearly half of which is considered single-use. Each year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. That’s a rate […]

  • Action Needed This Week to Finally Stop the Williams Pipeline!

    A few weeks ago a major blow was struck against the Williams Pipeline when the Cuomo administration denied the project’s water quality permit. But at the same time they allowed the company to reapply, which they promptly did. In case you forgot, this pipeline would run along communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy (Staten Island, […]

  • James Thackara, Lifelong Witness to the Nuclear State, Breaks Silence

    James Thackara, nationally and internationally acclaimed novelist, was born in California, moved to England and became a citizen there. He and his wife recently returned to the US after his 50-year stay. James’ first novel, America’s Children, as well as his second and third, Ahab’s Daughter and Book of Kings, include aspects of the “nuclear […]