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Region Will Be Part Of A ‘Big Bug Event,’ As Cicadas Emerge Beginning In...

However, Long Island will be a participant in this year’s big bug event — the emergence of billions of U.S. Brood X cicadas

Montauk Petition Adds To Pressure On Army Corps To Rebuild Eroded Beaches Sooner

Montauk residents and the Concerned Citizens of Montauk are trying to put a little political weight behind the pleas of East Hampton Town officials to convince the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize the replenishment of the beaches of downtown Montauk.

Thousands Of Fish Dying In Local Bays; Scientists Suspect Bacteria

Scientists and government agencies throughout the Northeast are investigating a widespread die-off of an ecologically important fish species known as menhaden, or bunker, that has left the bottoms of local bays and creeks littered with their small silvery corpses this spring.

Stony Brook Finds Carcinogen In Household Products, But New Filters Are Effective

Scientists from Stony Brook University and the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology say they have developed a new filter system that can be connected to a home’s existing septic system and will remove the vast majority of nitrogen and other pollutants from wastewater.

Long Beach Clearing Work Sets Off Petition Drive

Long Beach Clearing Work Sets Off Petition Drive

Humans Driving Environmental Plagues, Stony Brook Scientist Says

In his annual “State of the Bays” presentation, recapping how Long Island’s bays, harbors and ponds fared in the prior year, Stony Brook University professor Dr. Christopher Gobler said that he is among the growing chorus of scientists who believe that the Earth has now entered a new epoch of geologic history — one defined by the activities of human beings becoming the dominant influence on the planet’s climate and the environment rather than simply the forces of nature.

Pandemic Leaves Mountains Of Garbage In Its Wake

The pandemic, the stay-at-home orders and the fears of public places, only served to add mountains of new garbage atop the mountains of garbage already piling up daily.

Effort To Trace Duck Breeding Begins In Local Bays

Effort To Trace Duck Breeding Begins In Local Bays

Modest Markers Tell The Story Of One Man’s Effort To Beautify Sag Harbor With...

Mr. Zaykowski, who had been doing some work on a small cabin behind the family-owned house across the street from the trees, said he noticed that the trees, which have hollowed out trunks, were starting to show their age, and he said he expected the village might soon have to cut them down.

Cable Landing Simmers While Federal Wind Farm Review Is Just Heating Up

While the public debate over the South Fork Wind Farm cable landing in Wainscott has shifted to court filings and the village incorporation effort, the public stage of the federal application for the wind farm itself is just getting started — and advocates for local fishermen say that the most important aspects of the project have yet to be settled.

EXPRESS SESSIONS: The Experts Join The Express News Group To Talk About Vaccines

A panel of local lawmakers and health professionals joined the Express News Group and dozens of virtual attendees of last week’s Express Sessions forum on Thursday, January 25, to explore analyze the frustrating first six weeks of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in New York and the prospects for shots reaching the East End sooner.

Winter Storm Precipitated Icy Roads, Power Outages, School Closures

Winter Storm Precipitated Icy Roads, Power Outages, School Closures

Lauder Returns To ZBA With Request To Re-Build Oceanfront Homes

Billionaire businessman Ronald Lauder has returned to the town Zoning Board of Appeals with a request to rebuild an oceanfront house that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy and is what one town planner called “a ticking time bomb” for being felled again.

East Hampton Boards Approve Wind Farm Agreements

Both of East Hampton’s elected government bodies this week gave their stamps of approval to the landing of the South Fork Wind Farm power supply cable at Beach Lane in Wainscott — and the $29 million the agreements will bring the town.

Southampton Measure Would Require Sand Mines To Monitor Groundwater

With the safety of groundwater a major concern in Southampton, the Town Board will move forward with a proposal to require that all sand mines in town set up groundwater monitoring systems to provide early warnings of, or head off, potential contamination.

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