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Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. It’s out there and conservation experts said the picture obtained by CBS 2 is definitely it.


Violet the hawk (credit: CBS 2)

DEC Officials Say They Will Monitor Health Of Violet The NYU Hawk

The DEC believes Violet may be suffering from an ongoing condition, and for now, decided it will continue to use “Hawk Cam” to monitor her.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

Cuomo Nominates Martens As Environmental Chief

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated Joe Martens, a key figure in some of the state’s major land acquisitions in the Adirondacks and elsewhere, to serve as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.


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Long Island Man Gets Jail For Oyster Offense

A Long Island man has been sentenced to five months in jail for mislabeling cartons of oysters believed to be from a river where shellfishing is banned.


Toilet (File Photo/AP)

NY Town Faces Fines For Sewer System Problems

A town in upstate New York is facing nearly $38,000 in fines, unless it can plug the problems with its crumbling sewer system as demands increase.


Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Cuts Hurt NY Environment Department, Officials Say

Budget and staffing cuts were hurting the ability of the Department of Environmental Conservation to do its job well, fired Commissioner Pete Grannis and his successor told an Assembly hearing Thursday.


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Residents Weigh In On Staten Island Turkey Trouble

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


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.


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New York To Seek Info On Cleanser Contents

Consumers will get a newly detailed look at exactly what’s in common household cleansers, as regulators plan to start enforcing a nearly 40-year-old state law that would force manufacturers to reveal their products’ contents.