Pine Barrens

Smoke billowed hundreds of feet in the air when wild fires broke out in the Long Island Pine Barrens  in 1995. (Credit: CBS2)

For Long Island Firefighters, 1995 Pine Barren Blaze Was An Intense Learning Experience

Twenty-years-ago on Monday, a firestorm erupted on Long Island’s East End. Flames leaped 200 feet into the sky.

08/24/2015

Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

First Case Of Destructive Southern Pine Beetle Confirmed In Nassau County

Environmental groups are urging the state to step up the war on the insects before they wipe out thousands of additional trees.

06/08/2015

Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Pine Beetle Ravaging A Thousand Acres Of Long Island’s Pine Barrens

One of the most destructive pests that have already ravaged forests in New Jersey are now threatening Long Island.

02/20/2015

Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Hundreds Of Suffolk County Trees To Be Chopped Down Because Of Beetle Infestation

The insects, so small they fit on the tip of a fingernail, have badly damaged many trees in the Pine Barrens.

02/04/2015

Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Officials: Destructive Beetles Are Attacking Pine Trees On Long Island

Pine trees are under attack from tiny beetles, smaller than grains of rice, that are invading by the thousands.

01/05/2015

A car damaged by superstorm Sandy (credit: Jackson Yordon via Facebook)

Southampton Goes To Court Over Sandy-Damaged Cars

Environmentalists say they threaten the water supply and residents are deeply concerned, as the cars could catch fire or leak chemicals.

12/07/2012

A view of the damage from a fire that burned through 1,100 acres of the Pine Barrens (credit: Suffolk County Police)

$10,000 Reward Being Offered In Suffolk County Wildfire Arson Case

It took firefighters from more than 100 departments in Suffolk County two days to put out the fire that began on April 9 near the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

08/23/2012

The brush fire left Dennis Krupski's business on Wading River Manor Road in shambles. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

L.I. Wildfire Under Control; Gov. Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency For Suffolk Co.

“The situation is contained for the time being,” Cuomo said, adding he was “cautiously optimistic.” The governor also stated that the response was an example of a case where “government acted better than you could have expected.”

04/10/2012