Huntington Wins Awards for Car-Free Efforts

Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci recently accepted an award on behalf of the Town of Huntington for first place among towns in pledges to commute sustainably for Car Free Day, and 2nd place among municipalities. “We are thrilled to earn first place among towns and second Read More …

Shellfishing Areas to Close for Holiday Weekend

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said Monday that areas of the Long Island Sound will close this weekend to shellfishing. The closures are imposed during holidays to protect public health from potentially contaminated shellfish associated with increased boating activity in shellfishing waters. Read More …

Op-Ed: Trying to Wall Off Shoreline Will Have Consequences

On Long Island, “incrementally we are walling off the coast with bulkheads and rock revetments,” says Kevin McAllister, founding president of the organization Defend H20. This “prevents nature from maintaining a coastline that can absorb storm energy and deal with storms.” The violent visit here Read More …

Suffolk Water Authority Limits Geothermal Systems

The Board of the Suffolk County Water Authority has voted unanimously to no longer approve applications for water service that use open loop geothermal heating and cooling systems. The agency said that, unlike closed loop geothermal systems which continuously circulate the same water, open loop Read More …

Agency Reminds Visitors to Stop Littering

 The state Department of Conservation has released a public service announcement reminding people to  stop littering. Visitors are leaving more and more trash behind, the agency said. It asks visitors to keep New York’s environment clean by following the principles of Leave No Trace; Read More …

Drought Watch Issued for Long Island

New York State has issued a Drought Watch for four regions of New York, including Long Island, the Upper Hudson/Mohawk area, the Adirondacks, and the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence area. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos issued the watch based on the State Drought Index, which reflects precipitation Read More …

State Issues Air Quality Warning for Sunday

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued an air quality health advisory for Sunday  for Long Island and  the New York City area because of expected high rates of ozone pollution. Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott advises that all residents, especially young Read More …

Suffolk Water Authority Encourages Conservation After Record Use

The Suffolk County Water Authority is urging conservation after it hit its all-time high water pumping figure of 545,726 gallons-per- minute across its service territory this week,  breaking the previous per-minute record of 542,610 gallons-per-minute set in July of 2016. SCWA said it hit the Read More …