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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.

Suffolk Closeup Here’s hoping ‘anti-vaxxer’ hysteria doesn’t kill new Lyme vaccnine

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A second Lyme vaccine is in clinical trials under an expedited review by the FDA. An earlier vaccine, approved in 1998, was pulled from the market after a class-action lawsuit a year later claiming the vaccine caused arthritis.

Suffolk Closeup With crash and burn of space probe set for Sept. 15, a reminder that NASA’s nuclear space follies must...

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On Sept. 15, the Cassini space probe and its 72.3 pounds of Plutonium-238 fuel — which is 280 times more radioactive than the Plutonum-239 used in atomic bombs — will be crashed into Saturn.
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