The septic systems of the future will remove nitrogen before it reaches groundwater, something the current concrete block cesspools underneath most homes cannot do. This will result in improved groundwater and surface water quality as a result, officials say. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, backed by about 30 elected officials, announced on Thursday the state may take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency to stop a plan to allow dumping in Long Island Sound of materials dug up from dredging. READ
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters to be on the lookout for humpback whales in the Long Island Sound, according to a press release.
Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin made an appearance at Dark Horse Restaurant in Riverhead Wednesday to speak in opposition to a golf course resort proposed in East Quogue. READ
A “blue-green algae” bloom has been confirmed in Peconic Lake in Calverton and in Marratooka Pond in Mattituck, according to the Suffolk County Health Department, which is urging people not to swim or wade in these waters. READ
Ten lucky turtles returned to the sea Sunday afternoon after they were rescued and rehabilitated by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.
Just how healthy are North Fork beaches that line the Long Island Sound? Find out in an interactive online map called Sound Health Explorer, which grades Long Island and Connecticut beaches based on water quality and safety. READ
A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies in an attempt to block the prospective sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder, federal court records show.