I was thrilled to be informed last week that I’ve been honored as “Environmentalist of the Year” by the Long Island Sierra Club. As a professor of journalism at SUNY/College at Old Westbury, I’ve taught Environmental Journalism for decades and spend several classes in presentations about John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club. (more…)
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A disaster waiting?
To the Editor:
Two weeks ago, another emergency was declared at the aging and faltering Dominion Millstone Nuclear Power Plant, just 17 miles from Shelter Island. The plant was evacuated until the explosive hydrogen gas was vented. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
John McCain was shot down as a U.S. Navy pilot over Vietnam and would spend 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war with two years in solitary confinement.
Singer-songwriter Keith Urban was born in New Zealand.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned himself Emperor of Iran and ruled until he was overthrown in 1979.
The Soviet Venera 4 became the first probe to send data back to earth from Venus.
And on Shelter Island . . .