Melanie FormosaFormer Intern
Melanie is a former intern with WSHU Public Radio.
Because New England’s offshore winds are speedy and steady, with shallow waters, the region is ideal for the future of America’s offshore wind.
As states weigh trash-to-energy facilities, neighborhoods in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York, have learned from each other to fight for environmental justice with solutions to a growing organic waste management problem. The strategy in New Haven, Connecticut, is reducing trash that ends up in landfills and incinerators.
A Long Island sewer project is historic in scope. Advocates see a path for more long-term funding to protect watersA nearly $224 million sewer project will reduce nitrogen pollution and expand economic development by eliminating about 1,890 cesspools and septic systems in the Mastic-Shirley area of Long Island. Still, environmentalists want more.