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A Mute Swan (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

State Department Of Environmental Conservation Backs Off Plan To Kill Mute Swans

Public backlash to a plan to eradicate mute swans has the Department of Environmental Conservation changing course.

03/01/2014

A Mute Swan (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Some Sheepshead Bay Residents Not Happy With DEC’s Plan To Remove Mute Swans

Mute swans are large white birds with orange and black bills; they are less vocal than other swans.

01/25/2014

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Headquarters (credit: dec.ny.gov)

DEC Adds 135 Long Island Sites To Potentially Polluted List

The 68 sites in Nassau County and 67 in Suffolk County include spots where hazardous waste was once stored.

11/19/2013

These Long Island men and two others face fines for allegedly capturing this young deer and another and posting photos on Instagram. (credit: Instagram)

4 L.I. Men Face Fines After Allegedly Capturing Deer, Posting Photos Online

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.

11/13/2013

Invasive algae species known as hornwort has taken over a pond in Huntington's Heckscher Park. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Town Using Non-Native Fish To Combat Invasive Algae Species

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.

05/22/2013

Cars in Calverton (Credit: CBS2)

Environmentalists: Cars Wrecked During Sandy Creating Natural Disaster

An environmental group believes sensitive Long Island land is being contaminated by cars damaged during superstorm Sandy.

02/05/2013

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. (credit: Spencer Platt/
Getty Images News)

Report: Gas Drilling Safe Under Proposed Rules

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.

01/03/2013

Wild turkey

Residents Weigh In On Staten Island Turkey Trouble

State officials have sent out questionnaires, asking residents which action they prefer.

11/18/2010

Wild turkey

Wild Turkeys Invade, Take Over Part Of Staten Island

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.

11/17/2010

Hudson River (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Students To Study Hudson From Big Apple To State Capital

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.

10/14/2010