DEC Crew Pulls Off Rapid Osprey Nest Relocation At Huntington LighthouseIt's breeding season for ospreys in our area, but one pair of the federally protected birds picked an odd spot to make a home.
Suspect Busted Selling Baby Alligators In Orange CountyThe American alligators were being sold as "dwarf alligators," but they can grow up to 15 feet long and weigh up to 1,000 pounds.
Crawl Spaces Could Be Keeping Threatened Bat Species Alive On Long IslandLive on Long Island? Have a crawl space under your home? The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants you to volunteer your space for inspection.
Trout, Salmon Fishing Season Starts In New York StateOne bit of good news for anglers: environmental officials say rain and snow this winter helped to fill depleted lakes and reservoirs in parts of the state that were drought-stricken last fall.
K-9 Cramer Sniffing Out Poachers In New York StateCramer, the newest environmental conservation officer in the state, can easily detect bootlegged trout, bass, perch, venison and wild turkey.
Contaminated Groundwater Found Near Long Island Mulch, Compost SitesToo much manganese is linked to Parkinson’s disease and neurological problems. Forty thousand families drink from the private wells in Suffolk County.
State Conservation Department Announces Blacklist For Some Invasive Plant SpeciesWith the sounds of spring in the air, and planting season in full swing some of your favorite flora may be hard to find.
Staten Island Man Becomes First Convicted Of Deer Poaching In New York CityIn what appears to be a Big Apple first, a man has been convicted of poaching deer right in New York City.
State Environmental Officials Unveil New Plan Backing Off On Killing Mute SwansA revised plan for dealing with non-native mute swans, the majestic white water birds, in New York state involves less shooting and more management.
Authorities: Brooklyn Maraschino Cherry Company Owner Shot, Killed Himself During InvestigationInvestigators said the owner of a Brooklyn maraschino cherry warehouse shot and killed himself Tuesday, as he was being questioned on an environmental issue by investigators who later smelled marijuana.
Hundreds Of Suffolk County Trees To Be Chopped Down Because Of Beetle InfestationThe insects, so small they fit on the tip of a fingernail, have badly damaged many trees in the Pine Barrens.
Deer-Hunting Season Extended In Suffolk CountyThe season for both gun and bow hunters has been extended through the end of January -- including weekends.
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.
State Demands Greater Public Access To Beaches In Asharoken, Long IslandNew York's Department of Environmental Conservation is telling Asharoken village officials to either improve its beach-public-access plan or forget about receiving millions of dollars is dune repair funds.
DEC Adds 135 Long Island Sites To Potentially Polluted ListThe 68 sites in Nassau County and 67 in Suffolk County include spots where hazardous waste was once stored.