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Algae bloom season starts; shellfish programs fighting back

[caption id="attachment_540" align="alignnone" width="600"] image courtesy Stony Brook University[/caption] Like swallows returning to Capistrano, every one of the last seven years the brown tide has come back to Shinnecock Bay, a large, shallow lagoon-like bay just south of Hampton Bays and the Shinnecock Indian Nation between the barrier beach of Dune Road and the mainland. This week, scientists at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences reported that

Rainy day vegetables

[caption id="attachment_366" align="alignnone" width="600"] Garlic planted last fall is in good shape this time of year.[/caption] It's on rainy early June days that the East End's gardens begin to pop. Vegetable and flower plants that had been seedlings just days earlier react to the heat and moisture and rapidly become full-grown plants. But while you're waiting for the those little plants to become a salad, there's not much to do
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East Enders take a stand against Monsanto

[caption id="attachment_86" align="alignnone" width="600"] Protesting at the leaning tower of Shelter Island. Victoria Shields Weslek facebook photo[/caption] Protesters who have it in for genetically modified food took to the streets the world over on May 25 to argue their case against Monsanto, the multi-national agricultural biotechnology company that has a lockhold on global food production. Two modest protests were held concurrently with the national protests in Shelter Island Heights and