Public backlash to a plan to eradicate mute swans has the Department of Environmental Conservation changing course.
Mute swans are large white birds with orange and black bills; they are less vocal than other swans.
The 68 sites in Nassau County and 67 in Suffolk County include spots where hazardous waste was once stored.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says at least one of the fawns was chased with a vehicle and captured alongside a fence. Photos show one of the suspects holding a “stressed” yearling.
Hornwort is a nuisance plant that has literally taken over a popular family park in Huntington. Officials have stocked the pond with grass-eating carp.
An environmental group believes sensitive Long Island land is being contaminated by cars damaged during superstorm Sandy.
An unreleased state report found potential health impacts from fracking are addressed in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory plan, making a separate health impact study unnecessary.
State officials have sent out questionnaires, asking residents which action they prefer.
Call it fowl play. Turkeys are running in traffic, in backyards and even in the middle of the street. The birds are a real nuisance near Staten Island University Hospital.
The annual program, now in its eighth year, helps participants understand how their piece of the river fits into the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem. It’s sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program.