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Mute Swans New York Long Island

Controversial Mute Swans ‘Management Plan’ Public Input Period Ending

April 24, 2015
 
Main image: The entrance to Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, which has been closed since toxins were found to have been dumped there. Inset: The infamous Mobro 4000, a garbage barge that made Islip town a national laughingstock three decades ago.

How the Islip Garbage Barge Saga Compares to the Town’s Toxic Dumping Scandal

March 23, 2015
 
Bay Park Sewage Plant

Bay Park Plant Outfall Pipe Funding Rejected Again

March 20, 2015
 
Bay Park Sewage Plant

Pol Calls on Schumer, Cuomo to Secure Bay Park Outfall Pipe Funds

February 11, 2015

 
Sand dredged from a boating channel was pumped onto Robert Moses State Park beach last year.

Fire Island Dune Rebuilding Plan Partly Underway

February 9, 2015
 
The future of the Carmans River, which flows from Middle Island to the Great South Bay, got a boost from Brookhaven Town. (Photo by Marty Van Lith)

Brookhaven Passes Strict New Law to Protect Carmans River from Sewage

February 6, 2015
 
This aerial image of Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood shows how much debris will have to be shipped out of state once its excavated (Town of Islip)

NY OKs Roberto Clemente Park Cleanup Plan

January 14, 2015
 
An artists' rendering of Port Ambrose, a deepwater liquified natural gas port proposed for off the coast of Long Island.

Long Island Off-Shore LNG Port Plan Debate Heats Up

January 9, 2015

 
An opponent of Hydraulic Fracturing speaking to about 200 people protesting the gas drilling technique in Long Beach as part of the "Global Frackdown." (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)

Fracking Banned in New York State

December 17, 2014
 
Islip Parks Dumping

Ex-Islip Parks Officials Among 6 Charged With Illegal Dumping

December 9, 2014
 
Suffolk County and Brookhaven Town officials joined legislators and environmentalists to mark a key purchase of sensitive land along the Carmans River.

Carmans River Watershed Gets Critical Protection

November 19, 2014
 
LM Wind Power's director Dorte Kamper, center, talks about Long Island's potential for offshore energy production at a trade delegation visit to the Composite Prototyping Center in Plainview.

Long Island Hosts Danish Firms in Wind Farm Bid

November 14, 2014

 
(Photos: Spencer Rumsey / Long Island Press)

Scenes from The People’s Climate March

September 22, 2014
 
Piping Plovers are on the endangered species list.

Piping Plover Lawsuit Stalls Fire Island Dune Rebuilding

September 15, 2014
 
An opponent of Hydraulic Fracturing speaking to about 200 people protesting the gas drilling technique in Long Beach as part of the "Global Frackdown." (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)

New York State of Fracking: A ProPublica Explainer

August 31, 2014
 
A full moon rises over a Watch Hill Campground on Fire Island in July 2014.

Fire Island National Seashore at 50: The View from Watch Hill

August 30, 2014

 
Bay Park Sewage Plant

Questions Linger in $1B Nassau Sewer Deal

July 22, 2014
 
Blue-green harmful algae blooms, like this one, may make the water look like pea soup (Courtesy of NYSDEC).

Algae Blooms Spreading to New Long Island Waters

July 21, 2014
 
swallow-wort

Long Island Pitches in for NY’s First Invasive Species Week

July 10, 2014
 
Asian Longhorn Beetle

Tree-eating Asian Longhorned Beetle Back on Long Island

July 9, 2014