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.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is SaturdayThis is the weekend to properly dispose of those old, unused and expired medications without putting your drinking water at risk.
Officials: Pesticides In Long Island Water Pose No Known Health ThreatIncreasing trace amounts of pesticides are showing up in the drinking water on Long Island, but despite calls for a pesticide ban, public officials denied Tuesday that there is any health threat.
Campaign Under Way Against Unused Drugs In L.I. Water SupplyA Citizens Campaign for the Environment survey showed 51 percent of the 59 facilities it more than half of Suffolk County's medical facilities are flushing their unused and expired medications down the toilet.