Environment

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Zeldin Announces Grant To Aid Stranded Marine Life, Funds for Montauk Fire Department

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.

Thiele Supports Wind Study for New York State

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced this week his support for an offshore wind study in New York State.

A Call for Pressure to Shut Down Sand Land

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.

Water Authority Breaks Ground on New District in Wainscott

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.

Construction of Stairs on a Ninevah Beach Prompts Wetlands Violation

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.

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.

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Hermanson Foundation Grants $285,000 to Hospital

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded $285,000 in grants to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well.

Balserus, Broadmeadow and Hemby Are Chiefs

On Wednesday, January 9, the commissioners of the Bridgehampton Fire District swore-in their three newly-elected chiefs for the ensuing year.

Government: New Round of Water Quality Applications in Southampton, Dust Bowl in Amagansett

The Town of Southampton will accept applications for the second round of CPF Water Quality Improvement Projects through March 15, 2019, it announced in a press release issued this week.