I first saw the news on Andy Revkin's Facebook page this morning and then (via Romanesko's journalism blog) noticed that the Columbia Journalism Review has a story about it: The New York Times has formed a special eight-person team to cover the environment (Andy, their global warming specialist, is part of the team).
They'll have bigger fish to fry, obviously, than Long Island Sound, but maybe the Times's decision will encourage papers in Connecticut and New York to restore their environmental reporting positions (stop laughing).
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"This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound," which came out in 2002. I wrote about the environment and other issues during almost two decades as a newspaper reporter.
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