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Garbage Piling Up On Long Island Due To Trucking Shortage

A quick fix, which would have the waste taken off the island by railcars, has to be approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

07/03/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Town Of Islip Readies Lawsuits Over Illegal Dumping In Roberto Clemente Park

Police are standing guard at the gate of the now-closed Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, after Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said about 1,100 truckloads of contaminated debris were dumped there.

05/08/2014

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announces water quality initiatives (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk County Exec Announces Plan To Install Sewers In Effort To Protect Water Supply

The first phase of the plan is to install sewer systems under more than 10,000 homes near the Forge River, the Connetquot River and the Carlls River.

03/26/2014

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announces water quality initiatives (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bellone: Long Island’s Water Quality Is No. 1 Priority Of My Administration

A new water pollution study on Long Island claims nitrogen levels in the ground and surface water have become critically high.

01/23/2014

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (credit: USDA)

Federal Government Pushing Ahead With Plum Island Sale

The study, which included numerous maps and exhibits, did not identify any potential buyers for the 843-acre property located about 100 miles east of New York City.

06/26/2013

Prescription Drugs (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is Saturday

This is the weekend to properly dispose of those old, unused and expired medications without putting your drinking water at risk.

04/25/2013

Kitchen Sink Faucet (credit: clipart.com)

Officials: Pesticides In Long Island Water Pose No Known Health Threat

Increasing trace amounts of pesticides are showing up in the drinking water on Long Island, but despite calls for a pesticide ban, public officials denied Tuesday that there is any health threat.

04/02/2013

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Campaign Under Way Against Unused Drugs In L.I. Water Supply

A Citizens Campaign for the Environment survey showed 51 percent of the 59 facilities it more than half of Suffolk County’s medical facilities are flushing their unused and expired medications down the toilet.

03/05/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

Environmentalists: Fire Island Breach Is A Gift From Sandy

If it’s breached, don’t fix it. That was the message Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) had for New York lawmakers at a public hearing Wednesday regarding “New Inlet.”

01/30/2013

Brookhaven Town landfill in Yaphank (file/credit: CBS 2)

Yaphank Residents Raising A Stink About Brookhaven Town Landfill

When others will be backyard barbequing this weekend, Kathleen Scheibel said her backyard will be filled with the smell of rotting trash.

06/29/2012

Generic Water Faucet File Photo (credit: CBS)

Study: Long Island Drinking Water Quality Getting Progressively Worse

It’s a coveted award: best drinking water on Long Island. But even as judges were honoring the best, there was worrisome word that water quality is declining — and it’s blamed on human behavior.

05/10/2012

Paper Shopping Bags (credit: clipart.com)

Suffolk County Legislator Wants Fees For Paper, Plastic Bags At Grocery Stores

If you are going to put your groceries in a paper or plastic bag, Vivian Viloria-Fisher wants to put a 5-cent charge on every bag you use.

08/16/2011

LIPA Truck (file / credit: Long Island Power Authority)

Environmentalist Takes On LIPA For Not Using Energy Saving Program

The Long Island Power Authority’s Edge program calls on 36,000 volunteers to raise air conditioner temperature levels and shut off pool pumps during peak energy use times, like during a heat wave.

08/04/2011

Plastic Bags (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Westchester Supermarkets Getting High Marks For Helping Environment

When it comes to BYOB – bring your own bags – the Citizens Campaign for the Environment says some Westchester County grocery stores are helping out the cause.

06/28/2011

Smog Over Manhattan Skyline (credit: Hefeking/Flickr)

American Lung Association Gives Several NY Counties Failing Grades For Air Quality

For the 12th straight year, Suffolk County has received a failing grade from the American Lung Association for having the worst ozone pollution in New York.

04/27/2011

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