Environment

East Hampton Town Trustees Hear from Public on South Fork Wind Farm

Deepwater Wind has sought easements from trustees to land its power cable off Beach Lane in Wainscott and one from the town board asking to run the cable under town-owned roads to a power substation off Cove Hollow Road in Wainscott.

East Hampton Trustees To Discuss Hiring Counsel for Deepwater Wind

The Town Trustees in East Hampton will continue to debate the potential landing of a wind farm cable in Wainscott next week.

East Hampton Town Officials Announce Efficiency Upgrades

On Monday, East Hampton Town Director of Natural Resources Kim Shaw announced the town has installed energy saving lighting fixtures and smart thermostats in town buildings in an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption.

Baldwin to Join Defend H2O for Talk About Coastal Living

To inspire East End residents to get involved, Kevin McAllister is teaming up with Alec Baldwin for an event on August 16 titled “Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change: An Engaging Conversation on Coastal Living.”

Deceased Humpback Whale Washes Ashore in Napeague

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society said the deceased humpback whale, a female, was "severely decomposed" by the time a necropsy could be completed.

East Hampton Town Board Memorializes Support for Wind Farm

A divided town board voted to support entering into an agreement with Deepwater Wind to grant an easement that would allow the company to run power cables from its proposed offshore wind farm under town-owned roads in Wainscott.

A “Legacy of Contamination” Being Addressed in Southampton

The time has come for the Town of Southampton to come to terms with “a legacy of contamination that the town has inherited” from a myriad toxic deposits and spills over the decades, said one expert this week.

New Cyanobacteria Bloom Found in Georgica Pond and Sagg Pond

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed this weekend the presence of a new cyanbacteria bloom, also known as a blue-green algae bloom, in both Georgica Pond in East Hampton and in Sagg Pond in Sagaponack.

New Septic Systems Attract Critics

As new developments propel the installation of low-nitrogen septic systems forward on the South Fork, the technology itself — touted as a way to protect the bays from nitrogen pollution — has attracted critics.

Elected Officials Call for Sand Land’s Closure

Environmentalists and government leaders gathered with concerned citizens in Noyac on Friday and in a collective voice called for the closure of Sand Land, a sand mine and vegetative waste processing facility in Noyac.

Toxic Algae Found in Wainscott

Wainscott Pond in East Hampton is the latest local watering hole to become afflicted with cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae.

Deepwater Poised To Receive Town Board Approval for Wainscott Cable Landing

It appears the East Hampton Town Board will vote to grant an easement that would allow Deepwater Wind to bring its power transmission cable ashore at Beach Lane in Wainscott

Tesla Pitches Charging Station in Montauk

Representatives from Tesla pitched the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday on the construction of a Tesla supercharger station in a town-owned parking lot at the gateway of Montauk. 

Local Government, Environmental Leaders Target Sand Land

The Group for the East End and Citizens Campaign for the Environment will attend a joint press conference at to discuss a recent report about groundwater contamination the county says stems from the Sand Land mine and waste processing facility on Millstone Road in Noyac.

Plan Aired To Replace Waterfront House; Wetlands Violation

A plan to demolish a one-story house on a two-thirds-acre waterfront parcel at 62 John Street and replace it with a two-story house with pool, spa, terrace and dock drew a cool response from at least one member of the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee on Monday.

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