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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
 
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