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Climate Change or Global Warming – Either Way It Spells Big Trouble

I get the newspaper every day, and usually like to do the sudoku and word puzzles before I even delve into the sports pages.  Recently, I solved a cryptoquote that I thought would fit well with one of my blogs;

California’s Plastic Bag Ban: What’s Not to Like?

Last month saw an enormous victory for environmentalists and proponents of sustainability as California became the first state in the union to enact a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.  The California law, slated to begin taking effect in 2015,

News from the Left Coast: California Bans Plastic Bags

It was bound to happen, and it finally has.  On September 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that makes California the first state in the country to prohibit stores from offering environmentally-problematic single-use plastic bags to

Is Suffolk County Still at the Forefront of Environmental Legislation?

Over the last 50 years, Long Island’s Suffolk County has often been a leader in championing environmental causes and enacting legislation geared toward protecting the environment.  Due to the unique geography and topography of Long Island, most specifically the underground

Fracking Our Way into Oblivion …. Conclusion

    This series has examined hydraulic fracturing or, as it is more commonly known, fracking, and some of the types of harm it is doing to the environment.   We didn’t even touch on the threat of induced seismicity (increased

Fracking Our Way into Oblivion, One Ecological Disaster at a Time – IV

The huge Halliburton fracking fire and fish kill in Ohio this past July was likely prolonged, and the ensuing damage greatly exacerbated, by a legally-enforced information vacuum that prevented first responders, the EPA and government officials at all levels from

Fracking Our Way into Oblivion, One Ecological Disaster at a Time – III

A fire and some 30 related explosions at a Halliburton fracking site in rural Clarington, Ohio this past July rained shrapnel over the neighboring area and resulted in the release of tens of thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals into

Fracking Our Way into Oblivion, One Ecological Disaster at a Time – II

  As we discussed last time, fracking (hydraulic fracturing) is the business of creating fractures in shale formations by drilling first vertically, then horizontally into the earth and then injecting a high-pressure mixture of chemicals, sand and water into the

Fracking Our Way into Oblivion, One Ecological Disaster at a Time

Over the past few years, the term fracking has become a common and controversial one across the United States and due both to the ecological devastation it wreaks and the robust denials of its proponents (largely the same crew who

Algae Assault

By:  Mary Ann Scorza In Hernando County, Florida, there is a natural river called Weeki Wachee. It is within the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Throughout the years there has been an over production of of Iyngbya Algae within this