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Karl Grossman

Karl is a veteran investigative reporter and columnist, the winner of numerous awards for his work and a member of the L.I. Journalism Hall of Fame. He is a professor of journalism at SUNY/College at Old Westbury and the author of six books. Karl lives in Sag Harbor. Email Karl

Assessing the midterm results: What do they mean for 2020 and beyond?

Will Perry Gershon run for congress again? Will Jay Schneiderman? How about John Kennedy for county executive? Karl Grossman sorts it all out.
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What if a storm like Michael strikes here?

A Category 3 hurricane would cause storm surge that would inundate large swaths of the North Fork. A Category 4 storm would inundate entire communities.

Plastic pollution is overtaking Earth’s oceans — Can the crisis be reversed?

The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in our oceans. Can anything be done to reverse this environmental crisis? Column by Karl Grossman

Unchecked, nitrogen-fueled algal blooms spell environmental and economic disaster for Long Island

Informed, wise and strong action is needed to reverse the trend of harmful algal blooms in Long Island waterways.

Assault on the press hits close to home

Journalists getting kicked out of a political rally here is something new — and intolerable Column by Karl Grossman.

U.S. should not blow up 50-year-old treaty and make space a war zone

The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 designates space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. Russia and China, as well as the United States, are parties to the treaty. If a Space Force becomes a reality, the years of work facilitating the treaty will have been wasted.

Why ‘one of the largest tax increases in recent history’ is buried in your electric bill

The $7.6 billion bailout of four aging nuclear power plants upstate, a sweetheart deal for nuclear energy giant Exelon, is being funded by ratepayer subsidies across New York.

A coastal scientist sounds alarm on the inescapably dire impacts of sea level rise

The state DEC last year issued a “medium projection” of sea level rise for Long Island of 16 inches by the 2050s and a ‘’high projection” by then of 30 inches. Column by Karl Grossman

Who will clean up the ‘island of secrets’?

Can contamination on Plum Island, originally developed in the early 1950s by the U.S. Army Chemical Corps to use animal diseases to wage biological warfare, even be cleaned up?

Army Corps should follow New York’s embrace of ‘living shoreline’ approach

The shoreline should remain in its nature state as much as is possible, according to a guidance document issued by the State DEC this year. Shoreline projects that mimic the natural environment are preferred over hybrid options that utilize structural components.