Environmental Scientist. Writer. Mother.

Tag: New York

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Public Health Advisory: On Water and Waste

Because he is a physician working in Vermont, yesterday my husband received a public health advisory from the state Department of Health, concerning PFOA in private drinking water wells in …

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When Water Hurts

I am a public utility girl, born and raised on municipal water — and I, like millions of Americans, took solace in the systems that were established to ensure the …

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The Landfill on the Road to Women’s Rights: On the Hobby Lobby Decision

I was visiting family in Seneca Falls, New York when they announced the decision.  By which I mean the (divided) Supreme Court decision that grants for-profit businesses (owned by a …

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