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Author: JoAnne Castagna, Ed.D.
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  • February

    News on tap: New York City Drinking Water

    Drinking water safety has been in the news.  A few years ago, the community of Flint, Michigan struggled with lead contamination in its fresh water supply and more recently, residents of Newark, New Jersey experienced the same. What doesn’t always make the headlines are the good things that are occurring concerning the public’s drinking water. 
  • December

    Hazardous land used during Atomic Age has green future

    In 1945, following the United States’ detonation of two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, World War II ended and the Atomic Age began. Research on the uses of atomic power also started and the forming of the United States’ Atomic Energy Commission was created to foster this.
  • Thule Air Base, Arctic - Consistently on top of its game

    Not too long ago at Thule Air Base, Greenland located in the Arctic, a change of command ceremony was taking place. Outgoing 821st Air Base Group U.S. Air Force Commander - Col. Mafwa Kuvibidila- passed the flag to her successor Col. Timothy J. Bos. Thule Air Base is the United States U.S. Air Force's northernmost base, located in the northwestern corner of Greenland, in a coastal valley 700 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 950 miles south of the North Pole.
  • November

    Army Corps dives into the past, for the future

    Here’s how the story goes … Decades ago, there was an active U.S. Army post on Governors Island, in the heart of the New York Harbor in New York City. Military families resided on the island and stories exist of children getting into mischief and rolling cannonballs down a hill. Some possibly making it all the way to the water’s edge and splashing into the harbor.
  • February

    Top priority on top of the world - Corps maintains Arctic Air Base, supporting national security

    It's 9:00PM and 2 degrees in Thule Air Base located in the northwestern corner of Greenland in the
  • November

    Still waters run deep on Staten Island

    Residents of Grimsby Street in Midland Beach, Staten Island, New York noticed a large puddle of water in their neighborhood. Days went by – there was the puddle, a few months go by – there still was the puddle. The body of water was there so long residents began counting the days – 280! A resident said that it got to the point that the neighborhood named it Grimsby Lake.