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(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

 
Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci

Islip Town Supervisor: Sorry About Illegal Toxic Dumping

July 9, 2014
 
Second Dump Site in Islip

DA: Harmful Toxins Identified in Deer Park Dump Site

June 28, 2014
 
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is deploying goats to help battle invasive species at Oak Brush Plains State Preserve at Edgewood. The always-hungry critters may also help veterans who are returning home from combat deal with stress-related conditions.

Goats Battle Invasive Species on Long Island & May Help Vets, Too

June 8, 2014
 
The 30,000 acres of Pine Barrens in Suffolk were preserved 20 years ago to protect Long Island's drinking water supply from pollution.

Deal Preserves Suffolk Water Protection Fund From Borrowing

June 4, 2014

 
Forge River Pollution

Forge River Pollution Highlighted by Cuomo’s Long Island Water Quality Review

June 3, 2014
 
Superstorm Sandy

How to Prepare for 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

May 31, 2014
 
Second Dump Site in Islip

More Carcinogens Found in Park Amid Growing Islip Toxic Dumping Probe

May 30, 2014
 
Bay Park Sewage Plant

Nassau Makes Case for FEMA Funds to Improve Bay Park Plant

May 14, 2014

 
Bay Park Sewage Plant

Report: Nitrogen Pollution Threatens Long Island’s South Shore

May 8, 2014
 
Northport Power Plant

Suffolk Gets ‘F’ for Air Quality, but SCOTUS EPA Ruling Breathes Hope

May 1, 2014
 
Bay Park Sewage Plant

Will Bay Park Sewage Plant be Fixed Before Next Big Storm?

March 21, 2014
 
Wind Power

Cuomo’s Energy Plan Draws Heat on Long Island

March 4, 2014