Long Island’s Drinking Water – Challenges and Solutions

This is a blog post from Ecocentric, written by Kyle Rabin (courtesy of Grace Communications Foundation).   Long Island’s Drinking Water – Challenges and Solutions   Over the last few years, a groundwater pollution Superfund site in my community has generated concernamong local residents; that much I’m sure of. What I’m less clear of is to what […]

Watershed Action Plan Presentation

On Saturday, March 10, 2012, the Lloyd Harbor Conservation Board hosted a public meeting held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library regarding the Watershed Action Plan developed by Friends of the Bay (FOB) for the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex.  Patricia Aitken, Executive Director of Friends of the Bay summarized the 200+ page document and […]

1.4.12 – Greenwashing

The beginning of a New Year, and many resolutions have been made, and hopefully, not broken yet.  For those who have made the decision to buy more sustainably and make environmentally friendly decisions – congratulations and thank you for your commitment to help Mother Earth.  And now the hard part – how are those decisions […]

Water Facts

Water Facts – click here for video   The Earth contains 366,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water. That’s 366 quintillion gallons of water. Only .007% is potable. Today 7 billion of us share this precious resource. The ice on Kilimanjaro has shrunk 85% in 100 years. The Aral Sea — once Asia’s second-largest lake — is one […]

10.10.11 – Water Quality Threats

Last week in this column I wrote about the legislative hearing in Suffolk County regarding the status of the water supply.  There are other contaminants besides improperly maintained septic systems which are affecting groundwater.  Pesticides are a serious threat to ground and surface waters.  More than 95 different pesticides have been detected in groundwater.  According […]