Journal News

Westchester Could, and Should, Lead on Renewable Energy

JOURNAL NEWS 05/22/17 By Michael Shank This year is shaping up to be another “hottest year on record”, as February was the planet’s warmest month ever recorded. These aren’t anomalies. There’s a trend developing. The last few years have been surpassing previous temperature precedents, with 2016 going down as the […]

Kick the Plastic Habit

JOURNAL NEWS 03/21/17 By Michael Shank America has a dangerous addiction to plastic. If recent trends in New York State are any indication, it’s not going away anytime soon, thanks to multi-million-dollar lobbying by the plastics industry. The recent showdown over plastic bag fees in Albany shows the unwillingness of […]

Film Series Highlights Impacts on Global Warming

JOURNAL NEWS 02/13/17 By Michael Shank Food and fashion are among the industries contributing to climate change, writer says As climate change becomes more visible, with 2016 as the hottest year ever on record, Peekskill residents, myself included, organized an environmental film series to raise awareness about what we can […]

Cuomo Wrong on Nuclear Plant Bailout

JOURNAL NEWS 10/12/16 By Michael Shank Bailouts are common in government — at the federal and state level and regardless of political party — and that’s what is happening now in New York for the nuclear industry. New York’s nuclear bailout is merely the latest example of business getting off […]

Bucolic Peekskill Under Attack

JOURNAL NEWS 09/14/16 By Michael Shank Film series raises awareness about threats to our health and our Hudson Valley home One year ago, I moved to Peekskill to have more nature in my life. While my professional path has kept me in the city, my preferred setting is where the air […]

Point-Counter Point: Pipeline Plan Near Indian Point

JOURNAL NEWS 04/22/16 By Nancy Cutler Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline expansion, which passes through Buchanan and near the nuclear power plant there, has raised concerns and won support The Algonquin natural gas pipeline expansion project that passes through four states — and right by Indian Point nuclear power plant in […]