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Experts say a toxic rust tide is threatening marine life off of Long Island's East End. (Credit: CBS 2)

Toxic Rust Tide Hits Long Island’s East End At The Height Of Summer Tourist Season

Just 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.

08/08/2014

Environmental groups sued the Suffolk County Government for diverting money intended for protect the drinking water supply. (credit: CBS 2)

Environmental Groups Sue Suffolk Country For Diverting Water-Protection Funds

The 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.

03/10/2014

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announces water quality initiatives (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bellone: Long Island’s Water Quality Is No. 1 Priority Of My Administration

A new water pollution study on Long Island claims nitrogen levels in the ground and surface water have become critically high.

01/23/2014

Cars damaged by superstorm Sandy seen at Calverton Executive Airpark on Long Island - Jan. 9, 2013 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Yaphank Residents Oppose Sandy Car Auction; Cite Environment

There 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.

04/22/2013

Generic Water Faucet File Photo (credit: CBS)

Study: Long Island Drinking Water Quality Getting Progressively Worse

It’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.

05/10/2012