Long Island Residents Say Nearby Sand Mine Causing Their Homes To ShakeThere are two dozen large sand mines on Long Island. Homeowners in one adjacent neighborhood wonder if changes in the way sand is being excavated are causing their houses to rattle.
Toxic Algae Blooms Found In NYC's Central Park And Prospect Park, Children And Pets Warned To Avoid WaterThe toxic algae cyanobacteria has already shut down New Jersey beaches and lakes, including parts of Lake Hopatcong.
New York State Regulators Nix Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline From PennsylvaniaNew York state regulators have rejected a proposed natural gas pipeline that faced strong opposition from environmental groups and top Democratic lawmakers.
Volunteers Mark Unusual Rite Of Spring: Counting Eels In Hudson RiverIt's springtime, which for many means baseball games, a picnic in the park or maybe catching some rays in the sun. But for some, this season is all about catching eels.
Hot Temperatures Cause Horse Manure To Burst Into Flames In Upstate New YorkHow hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames.
Environmental Officer Saves Deer With Head Stuck In Light Globe In CentereachA New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officer saved a deer on Long Island Thursday, after the animal got its head stuck in a globe from a lamppost.
Brooklyn Fishmonger Accused Of Trying To Ship Undersized Glass Eels To AsiaA local fish seller has pleaded guilty in an attempt to ship undersized American eels to Asia – where they are a delicacy.
DEC: Ban On Fracking In New York State Becomes OfficialA ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, officially went into effect in New York state on Monday.
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.
Officials Approve Cleanup Plan For Long Island Park At Center Of Illegal-Dumping ProbeNew York conservation officials have approved a cleanup plan for the Roberto Clemente Park in Suffolk County allowing for removal of contaminated construction fill.
NYS Parks Office Offering Cyber Monday DealThe New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is cutting the cost of its 3-year Empire Passport to $130 on Monday.
Bitter Battle Waged Over Queens SeawallThe owner of the seawall says it’s necessary to protect his home, but the government has told him to tear it down.
State Proposes Summertime Shutdown Of Indian Point PlantNew York's Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed shutting down the plant on an average of 42 days in the spring and summer to protect Hudson River fish.
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.
Fisherman Sets Record For Largest Striped Bass Caught In New YorkAn Orange County fisherman has bragging rights for catching the biggest striped bass in New York's freshwater fishing records.