protected species

Yellow-crowned Night Heron shot and wounded in Hewlett Bay Park, seen recovering on May 14, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Protected Heron Recovering After Being Shot, Wounded In Nassau County

The bird was shot in the wing with a pellet gun and suffered fractures in two places, officials said. The heron has undergone surgery.

05/14/2014

The Indian Point nuclear power plant - Buchanan, NY - File / Photo: Monika Graff/Getty Images

Report: Indian Point’s Continued Operation Would Have Minimal Impact On Protected Fish

The federal fisheries service report said the continued operation of two nuclear plants in the New York City suburbs would kill hundreds of fish in two protected species, but it would not come close to wiping them out.

02/05/2013