08/12/19 6:00am
08/12/2019 6:00 AM

Suffolk County officials last week unveiled a $4 billion plan they say will serve as a blueprint for transitioning away from traditional cesspools, which have been identified as a main culprit of nitrogen pollution in ground and surface waters. READ

07/09/19 6:00am
07/09/2019 6:00 AM

Every summer, beach-nesting birds return to North Fork shores and prepare to lay their eggs on the sand.

However, these delicate, well-camouflaged eggs are vulnerable — endangering and threatening many beach-nesting birds, according to Christine Tylee, group stewardship coordinator for Group for the East End.  (more…)

06/15/19 6:00am
06/15/2019 6:00 AM

Five years in the making, Peconic Estuary Program’s first living shoreline is coming to fruition as Greenport Elementary School students gathered Monday with representatives of community organizations to complete the project’s final planting phase. READ

04/19/19 6:00am
04/19/2019 6:00 AM
Examples of recyclable plastic containers and paper straws that are in accordance with the county’s new regulations. (Credit: Mahreen Khan)

The push to reduce single-use plastics to combat pollution began on a voluntary basis. Last year, Suffolk County officials introduced the “Strawless Suffolk” initiative, a countywide effort asking restaurants to forgo plastic straws.

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04/03/19 6:13am
04/03/2019 6:13 AM

Scientists from Suffolk County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension presented an educational forum on the state of our climate system Saturday morning, as part of “Rising Waters. Receding Shorelines,” an information session led by nonprofit SoutholdVOICE. READ