DEC Issues Health Warning On LI About Cadmium Contamination In Willet's CreekThe agency said the contamination has caused a significant threat to public health.
DEC Gears Up To Renew New York's Wildlife Action PlanThe Department of Environmental Protection must determine which -- among hundreds of species -- need the most help to survive.
State Department Of Environmental Conservation Backs Off Plan To Kill Mute SwansPublic backlash to a plan to eradicate mute swans has the Department of Environmental Conservation changing course.
Some Sheepshead Bay Residents Not Happy With DEC's Plan To Remove Mute SwansMute swans are large white birds with orange and black bills; they are less vocal than other swans.
DEC Adds 135 Long Island Sites To Potentially Polluted ListThe 68 sites in Nassau County and 67 in Suffolk County include spots where hazardous waste was once stored.
4 L.I. Men Face Fines After Allegedly Capturing Deer, Posting Photos OnlineThe 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.
L.I. Town Using Non-Native Fish To Combat Invasive Algae SpeciesHornwort is a nuisance plant that has literally taken over a popular family park in Huntington. Officials have stocked the pond with grass-eating carp.
Environmentalists: Cars Wrecked During Sandy Creating Natural DisasterAn environmental group believes sensitive Long Island land is being contaminated by cars damaged during superstorm Sandy.
Report: Gas Drilling Safe Under Proposed RulesAn 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.
Residents Weigh In On Staten Island Turkey TroubleState officials have sent out questionnaires, asking residents which action they prefer.
Wild Turkeys Invade, Take Over Part Of Staten IslandCall 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.
Students To Study Hudson From Big Apple To State CapitalThe 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.