Congressman Lee Zeldin announced this week that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has given a $100,000 grant to the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSC) of Hampton Bays.
New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced this week his support for an offshore wind study in New York State.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. expressed astonishment on Tuesday that the New York State DEC hasn’t acknowledged a recent county water quality report as damning evidence that the Wainscott Sand and Gravel Corporation sand mine.
The Suffolk County Water Authority broke ground Monday morning on a new water district in Wainscott — a $24 million project that will bring public water to 520 homes in the hamlet.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) sent a conservation officer to the beach in front of 24 Ninevah Drive in Sag Harbor Hills on August 10 “in response to potential wetlands violations,” according to a DEC spokesperson.
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.
The Town Trustees in East Hampton will continue to debate the potential landing of a wind farm cable in Wainscott next week.
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.
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.”
The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society said the deceased humpback whale, a female, was "severely decomposed" by the time a necropsy could be completed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.