04/10/18 1:45pm
04/10/2018 1:45 PM

Saying that PSEG-Long Island subcontractors threw an active osprey nest in Riverside onto the ground after telling the state Department of Environmental Conservation that the nest was inactive, some residents are prepared to march in protest Saturday unless PSEG puts up a replacement pole for the birds. READ

02/07/18 11:40am
02/07/2018 11:40 AM

The last time Peconic Bay scallops were this plentiful was the winter of 2015, just before six weeks of hard weather put what should have been a five-month harvest on hold. Back then, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation responded by extending the season for commercial scalloping in state waters by a month to make up for lost time, but this year, the season will end in March, right on schedule.  READ

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02/05/18 1:22pm
02/05/2018 1:22 PM


People aren’t the only living species wanting to crawl into a warm space on a cold winter day.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has discovered that northern long-eared bats on the East End and on Nantucket in Massachusetts have been riding out the winter in crawl spaces of residences. READ

08/26/16 12:22pm
08/26/2016 12:22 PM

While the photo at the top shows the view east toward Iron Pier Beach, this shows just how many mussels had washed ashore to the west heading toward United Riverhead Terminal. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

What caused thousands of blue mussels to appear along the shoreline in the Jamesport area this week hasn’t officially been determined. However, a local biologist believes the culprit may be rising water temperatures in the Long Island Sound.

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06/17/16 3:00pm
06/17/2016 3:00 PM

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For centuries, alewife — a silver-scaled herring-like fish — return to Riverhead’s Peconic River estuary to spawn, making it as far as Grangebel Park to lay their eggs. But a series of dams set up decades ago to promote industry and agriculture halted the fish’s annual migration from traveling the rest of the journey up the Peconic River. READ

08/12/15 6:00am
08/12/2015 6:00 AM

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Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski state and town officials and environmental advocates are calling for an end to the dumping of potentially toxic materials from dredging operations into Long Island Sound. READ