Sierra Club

An all-you-can-eat buffet for Adelphi’s ladybug army

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s that time of the year at Adelphi University, which is continuing an environmentally friendly tradition this summer with the help of some tiny soldiers. The university, which maintains a treelined 75-acre campus in Garden City, has long eschewed the use of chemical fertilizers in the maintenance of its picturesque lawns, shrubs and other foliage. Manager Robert Conaghan and his grounds crew opt instead for organic fertilizers and a program of…


After ’embarrassing’ decision, a most hostile climate

By GREGORY ZELLER // President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to abandon the Paris climate accord has met with swift and punishing reactions from around the globe – with some of the sharpest vitriol spewing from Long Island and New York State. Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Farmingdale-based Citizens Campaign for the Environment, said the president “made America into an international laughing stock as a fossil fool.” Attorney Heather Leibowitz, director of New York…


Island winds blowing in Deepwater’s direction

By GREGORY ZELLER // Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for wind-energy harvesting in Long Island waters has earned rave reviews from environmental activists. A who’s-who of regional rainmakers from the energy and ecology sectors are cheering Cuomo’s call for the Long Island Power Authority to approve what would be the nation’s largest offshore wind farm, proposed for the Atlantic Ocean about 30 miles southeast of Montauk. The governor implored the LIPA Board of Trustees in a…