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Karl Grossman

Karl Grossman
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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

Assault on the press hits close to home

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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

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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

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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

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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’?

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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

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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.

A watershed moment in Suffolk politics

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Errol Toulon Jr. is the first African-American elected to nonjudicial countywide office in Suffolk County.

Our sole-source aquifer is not a limitless resource

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Imagine the groundwater reservoir to be a balloon of a certain size and due to pumping of water and coastal discharge of the wastewater the size of the balloon lessens. Some significant things happen as a result.

The race for Suffolk County sheriff: Score one for the democratic process

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The race for county sheriff isn't what the party bosses had planned.

Suffolk Closeup We must ‘listen to the cry of the Earth’

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It’s critical for the world to work together to try to stop what is happening.
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