power plants kill fish
Learn how outdated power plant cooling systems kill billions of fish and other aquatic life every year, and how this senseless destruction can be stopped.
Recently, GRACE Program Director Kyle Rabin interviewed Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University. They discussed threats to Long Island's drinking water supply, harmful algal blooms like brown tide and how a local shellfisherman's personal story inspired Chris's path as a scientist and professor.
A new coalition of clean energy advocates believes Long Island can power its future solely through renewables and energy efficiency by 2030.
Are fish are shutting down power plants in protest? Or is the record-breaking heat and drought causing some big problems for both this summer?
Barring any cataclysmic events, here are our predicted trends for 2012 in Food, Water and Energy (Fwenergy, if you will). And while there are no doomsday scenarios, not everything looks rosy for 2012.
Keeping blackouts at bay is no doubt a stressful job. But a new NERC report is wrong in finding that cooling water rules could threaten grid reliability.
For over a decade, Reed Super, a public interest environmental attorney, has fought hard to protect aquatic ecosystems from outdated power plants.
For years, opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have faced a tough question: where does the replacement power come from if the plant is shuttered? It’s a fair question even from the perspective of a renewable energy advocate.
Despite the dangers they pose to our health, there are no national limits on the amount of mercury and other toxins released from power plant smokestacks. But now the EPA is proposing to change that and wants to hear from you by August 4th.
Jellyfish are drawing international attention with their recent power plant hijinks, but don’t blame them for causing mayhem. We've opened the door for jellies to spread, thrive and drive us crazy.
Here are 10 things to know about power plant water use and 10 reasons to care.
If you follow current environmental events then you are likely familiar with shale-gas fracking and power plant cooling. But did you know how much these two issues have in common?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.