Environmental Experts Say Long Island Implementing Fixes To Improve Water Quality Following Troublesome StormsAn annual water quality report has painted a dire picture on Long Island of the challenges facing our region's waterways.
21 Long Island Water Districts Granted 2-Year Deferrals In Clearing Wells Of Contaminants, Citing COVID-Related DelaysShipments of crucial carbon filtration systems were delayed, but environmental groups argue there are no excuses when it comes to public health.
Heat Wave Prompts Water Supply Warning On Long IslandThe Suffolk County Water Authority says residents should stop watering their lawns during the early morning hours.
Plastic Bag Fee Set To Take Effect In Suffolk CountyThe law is for all stores including drug stores and clothing stores, so if you go to the mall and buy a sweater and you don't have a reusable bag you will be charged 5 cents.
Officials: High Nitrogen Levels Caused Fish Kills In Long Island's Peconic RiverAdrienne Esposito, with the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, said the higher nitrogen levels are due to over population.
Suffolk County Considers Ban On Products That Have MicrobeadsCitizens Campaign's executive director, Adrienne Esposito, said there are several alternatives to microbeads in beauty products.
Climate Change Blamed For Pushing Lobsters Out Of Long Island SoundCommercial lobster boats in New York landed 112 metric tons of lobsters in 2013, a record low.
Suspicious Foul Odor Frustrates Teachers, Students At Long Island Elementary SchoolTeachers say they are getting sick in the classroom, as a result of a terrible odor. They think they know where the smell is coming from, but nothing has been done to fix the problem.
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 Plume Spreading At Bethpage Defense Plant, Tests ShowOfficials revealed this month that the 4.5-mile-by-3.5-mile plume of underground contamination in Bethpage is moving deeper than ever.
Garbage Piling Up On Long Island Due To Trucking ShortageA quick fix, which would have the waste taken off the island by railcars, has to be approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Town Of Islip Readies Lawsuits Over Illegal Dumping In Roberto Clemente ParkPolice are standing guard at the gate of the now-closed Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, after Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said about 1,100 truckloads of contaminated debris were dumped there.
Suffolk County Exec Announces Plan To Install Sewers In Effort To Protect Water SupplyThe first phase of the plan is to install sewer systems under more than 10,000 homes near the Forge River, the Connetquot River and the Carlls River.
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.
Federal Government Pushing Ahead With Plum Island SaleThe study, which included numerous maps and exhibits, did not identify any potential buyers for the 843-acre property located about 100 miles east of New York City.