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John E. Conover, Jr., P.E.
Environmental Engineer
Long Island, New York
and Chiang Mai, Thailand

June 9th, 2018

The purpose of this website is to share environmental and conservation stories with you.

Please note that I am not seeking employment, I am retired.

My resume is on this site so that you can read about my 38 years of experience in oil spills, air pollution, solid waste, hazardous waste remediation and environmental compliance and enforcement.

If you have any questions about this website, or any question, please send me an email at

Before you review this website, yoi might like to take a short test about environmental topics.

If anyone gets all of the questions correct before reading the website , send me an email and you will win a prize

The environmental test

The environmental test with answers

newest aditions to this website:

“Night Lights”, an article about the effects of light pollution, by|
my friend Dan Rozell

Country and region index

if you would like to read environmental stories about one country or region, you can look at this index to save time

Pollution and health, a report by the Lancet Commission, and my comments

 “Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015—16% of all deaths worldwide”

Elephant Welfare by Veterinarian Bjarne Clausen

Inspection of a landfill liner installation in Smithtown, New York

 Environmental Stories:

Chapter One, Solid Waste

Chapter 2, Global Warming

Chapter 3, Air pollution

Chapter 4, Wildlife Conservation

Chapter 5. Water

Chapter 6, Oil, Coal and Natural gas

Chapter 7 Hazardous Waste

Chapter 8 Pesticides

Chapter 9 Light Pollution

Chapter 10. Solar, wind, and water power

Chapter 11.  Radioactivity

Chapter 12 .Agriculture

Chapter 13. Miscellaneous environmental stories

Chapter 14. The History of Pollution

Chapter 15.  The Future of Pollution

Chapter 16, My resume or CV. I have included this so that you can read about my experience as an environmental engineer. Please note that I am not seeking employment.

Chapter 17 Pollution and health

Country and region index

A boat was discarded in this landfill

An air stipper in Seymour,
Connecticut to clean

Stream gaging in the headwaters of the Connetquot River, Long Island, New York

On the Garbage Barge

Boating on Bahia Magdalena looking for grey whales

Fracking in Jiaoshizhen, China

stack testing in region 5

Zebra skin for sale in NYC circa 1975

Steering the Don Jose on Bahia Magdalena

Beijing Airport , August 2013

collecting groundwater samlples at the Smithtown Landfill

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which may not have always been authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understanding of topics discussed in this website. This constitutes 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed for educational purposes and without profit. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you are the copyright owner and would like this content removed from this website, please contact me.

[Home] [The Garbage Barge] [whale watching] [Chapter 1 Solid Waste] [Chapter 2 Global Warming] [Chapter 3 Air Pollution] [Chapter 4 Wildlife Conservation] [Chapter 5. Water] [Chapter 6 Oil Coal and Natural Gas] [Chap 7 Hazardous Waste] [Chap 8  Pesticides] [Chap 9 Light pollution] [Chap 10 Solar,wind, water] [Chap 11 Radioactivity] [Chap 12 Agriculture] [Ch.13 Miscellaneous Environmental stories] [Ch 14 history of pollution] [ch. 15 Future of pollution] [Ch 17 Pollution & Health] [country index]