Science & Education

The vineyards of eastern Long Island are enjoying the early days of climate change.

The vineyards of eastern Long Island are enjoying the early days of climate change.

Written by Louis Walker Community & Diversity Editor A warming climate could mean better wines for vineyards on the eastern part of Long Island, if heavy rains don’t ruin the plants first. “The grapes that once suited an area will likely no longer work and […]

Composting problems into solutions

Composting problems into solutions

Written by Katherine Hoey Business Editor On March 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Long Island Power Authority’s board of trustees voted to approve a food digester that will not only reduce the amount of food being sent to landfills, but also compost it and […]

Cold Spring Harbor Lab genetically modifies fruit for consumption

Cold Spring Harbor Lab genetically modifies fruit for consumption

Written By Jawad Hossain Business Editor A light drizzle sprinkled the around 7,000 hard and soft plants Sunday morning at the Biophilia Organic Farm on Manor Lane in Jamesport. Farmers Phil Barbato and Abra Morawiec weeded around  nine varieties of fruits that they had planted […]

The sprouting of hydroponic farming on Long Island

The sprouting of hydroponic farming on Long Island

Written by Erika Peters Science Editor Entering the hydroponic garden inside the Maryhaven Center of Hope in Yaphank feels a bit like entering a science lab. Thirty-nine futuristic towers of plants, including lettuce, kale, and mint, fill the room, surrounded in all directions by radiant […]