Meteorologists fact-check Cuomo’s claim New York ‘didn’t have hurricanes’ before climate change

Governor’s comment come in response to Halloween storm in upstate New York By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Friday, November 1, 2019 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Friday that New York had never been hit by hurricanes or other strong storms before climate change, prompting double-takes and fact-checks from those who haven’t…

Anti-Vaxxers Are A Very Old Problem

Kiona Smith, June 30, 2019, Forbes The American anti-vaccine movement is nothing new; it started in 1721, when people took to the streets of Boston to try and stop physician Zabdiel Boylston from inoculating people against smallpox. Imagine a major U.S. city with half its population too sick to get out of bed, desperately in…

Environmentalists Use Fishing Monitors to Shut Down Commercial Fishing

Despite Congressional funding, a long standing dispute involving environmentalists and commercial fishermen over fishing monitors will continue. The dispute is over how the monitors should be paid for. Environmentalists say the fishing industry should foot the bill, while fishermen want the taxpayers to do so. On the surface it sounds like a fight over subsidies…