DEC: Ban On Fracking In New York State Becomes OfficialA ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, officially went into effect in New York state on Monday.
Suspicious Foul Odor Frustrates Teachers, Students At Long Island Elementary SchoolTeachers say they are getting sick in the classroom, as a result of a terrible odor. They think they know where the smell is coming from, but nothing has been done to fix the problem.
Officials Approve Cleanup Plan For Long Island Park At Center Of Illegal-Dumping ProbeNew York conservation officials have approved a cleanup plan for the Roberto Clemente Park in Suffolk County allowing for removal of contaminated construction fill.
NYS Parks Office Offering Cyber Monday DealThe New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is cutting the cost of its 3-year Empire Passport to $130 on Monday.
Bitter Battle Waged Over Queens SeawallThe owner of the seawall says it’s necessary to protect his home, but the government has told him to tear it down.
State Proposes Summertime Shutdown Of Indian Point PlantNew York's Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed shutting down the plant on an average of 42 days in the spring and summer to protect Hudson River fish.
Garbage Piling Up On Long Island Due To Trucking ShortageA quick fix, which would have the waste taken off the island by railcars, has to be approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Fisherman Sets Record For Largest Striped Bass Caught In New YorkAn Orange County fisherman has bragging rights for catching the biggest striped bass in New York's freshwater fishing records.
Town Of Islip To Test All Parks After More Asbestos Contamination Is DiscoveredAn investigation has widened into suspected toxic dumping on Long Island, after another public park tested positive for hazardous materials.
Tri-State Area Commemorates Earth Day With Series Of EventsActivities include hikes, wildlife watching, tree-planting and educational exhibits.
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.
New York State Considers Killing Or Capturing All Mute SwansState officials said an overpopulation of the swans threatens water plants, water quality, puts planes at risk and displaces local birds.