Visit two of Long Island’s aging power plants, find out how they are killing fish and what you can do about it.
Sea level rise is a concept that most people, including New Yorkers, can’t yet personalize. More public education is vital to ensure that New York City’s residents are able and willing to make informed decisions about specific actions and their associated budgetary requirements. Then we won’t be forced to react to natural disasters, instead we will proactively avoid or minimize the damage from the changes we inevitably face.
Many New York power plants are withdrawing cooling water - and injuring or killing aquatic life - even when they are not generating any electricity.
Water use can take two forms - consumption or withdrawal. It's important to understand the difference between the two.
In this slideshow, three residents share what Long Island’s marine waters mean to them and the community they live in, as well as their thoughts on the impact that old power plants have had on the marine environment.
Clam and scallop shells show detrimental effects from increasing levels of carbon dioxide, and even when grown under current levels. Carbon dioxide will have major impacts on shellfish.
A fish tale worth telling and hearing! With a thirst for water that is almost insatiable, hundreds of the nation’s power plants are having a ripple effect on local aquatic food chains and ecosystems.
"Where the hell is that Roadmap Report?" is the question people keep asking Sandia Lab’s Mike Hightower. The DOE has returned the report an astounding 22 times.
Those of us at EcoCentric are excited to write about this year’s topic - water - because it’s one of our main issues. The blogging started on Tuesday and continued all week.
What issue could create such an unlikely fight - fish vs. people - for the public’s support? Surprisingly, the debate over cooling systems used at power plants.
Thirsty power plants are spurring engineers to consider some unusual strategies to keep the lights on, like using the water that’s pouring down drains and toilets.
As we watch the events unfold at the Fukushima nuclear power plant we are struck by how yet again the interdependencies of water and energy are on full display.
Last month the EPA was willing to restrict the nasty air toxins that power plants emit, but it was less inclined to regulate what those plants are sucking in, namely fish.
Last year for Earth Day I asked Congress for a U.S. Energy Policy with far greater emphasis on energy efficiency and renewables. All I got was socks. Again.
While working as a contractor at a Long Island-based power plant, Rob Weltner witnessed firsthand the devastating impact that the facility’s outdated cooling water intake system can have on aquatic life.
Learn more about the damage caused by the nation’s older power plants and what the EPA proposes to do about it, from Executive Director and Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay and environmental attorney Reed Super.