Wednesday, January 17, 2018

What’s Your Water Footprint?

What’s Your Water Footprint?

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island is unique in many ways; there’s no exception when it comes to our water supply. Unlike the freshwater steered from upstate to New York City via extensive pipes and aqueducts, Long Islanders get 100 percent of our drinking water from under our feet. We have a system of underground aquifers (water-bearing rocks) which […]

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Maureen Dolan Murphy is the Executive Programs Manager for Citizens Campaign for the Environment, an active member of the Long Island Sound Study and the Chair of the South Shore Estuary Reserve Citizens Advisory Committee. She has worked on a variety of environmental issues for more than 10 years.

The Growing Plastic Pollution Problem in our Waters

The Growing Plastic Pollution Problem in our Waters

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It may surprise you to know that there is now more plastic than plankton swirling in our oceans. Plastic pollution from throwaway plastic bags, bottles, and bottle caps have become all too common on beaches, rivers, harbors, bays, and open waters. When you consider that the global annual plastic production has grown from 1.9 million […]

BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag!

BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag!

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Is that a buoy or a jellyfish you’ve just spotted in the water? No, it’s a plastic bag.