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Report: Increased Nitrogen Levels Threatening Suffolk County Water SuppliesThere is a looming water crisis on Long Island. A new report says excessive lawn watering and pesticide runoff from homes is threatening drinking water, bays and harbors.
Toxic Rust Tide Hits Long Island’s East End At The Height Of Summer Tourist SeasonJust when you thought that it was safe to go in the water, a danger is lurking off of Long Island's east end, and it's the worst that anyone has seen in years.
Environmental Groups Sue Suffolk Country For Diverting Water-Protection FundsThe tax, which has been approved by voters five times since 1987, is intended to go toward protecting Long Island's drinking water supply. The tax has raised about $1.5 billion to date.
Bellone: Long Island's Water Quality Is No. 1 Priority Of My AdministrationA new water pollution study on Long Island claims nitrogen levels in the ground and surface water have become critically high.
Yaphank Residents Oppose Sandy Car Auction; Cite EnvironmentThere is a plan to clear 55 acres of forest on Long Island to create an auction site for vehicles damaged by superstorm Sandy, but there is a battle over the plan.
Study: Long Island Drinking Water Quality Getting Progressively WorseIt’s a coveted award: best drinking water on Long Island. But even as judges were honoring the best, there was worrisome word that water quality is declining -- and it's blamed on human behavior.