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Sand mining and Long Island groundwater

On July 6, the Department of Environmental Conservation held a virtual meeting to receive input from the public before they conduct a three-year study on the potential for impacts to groundwater …

It’s mid-July and though the weather has been less than ideal, summer is still a time to enjoy. Living on the South Shore, we are fortunate to be neighbors of the Great South Bay. But with that …

The chirping of birds, the metamorphic wonder of butterflies, a nature encounter in your own yard. Kristen Perret, Ph.D., recently gave a presentation about the mental health benefits of a …

  On May 23, Aidan McKeon, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 29 in East Moriches, held a Healing Fair at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Center Moriches. Aidan’s …

African spurred tortoises are on the “vulnerable” list.  The rescued tortoises have a new sanctuary at the Long Island Game Farm that opened on May 26.  On hand for the …

 Giraffes worldwide are on the “Vulnerable” list—an even more important reason to celebrate Bobo’s first birthday at the Long Island Game Farm on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 …

Seatuck Environmental Association in Islip has discovered that the population of the North American river otter—a mammal once near extinction on Long Island—could be on the …

Recycling and reusing our food scraps is a logical, economical and an efficient way to address climate change as well as local waste management challenges. Have you ever wondered what happens to …

The Nature Conservancy and Defenders of Wildlife want to help government officials implement meaningful solar infrastructure—without disturbing natural areas or prime farmland. Their …

The Town of Brookhaven has been crossing environmental projects off their list one grant at a time. Supervisor Ed Romaine spoke to this publication to highlight some of the recent measures …

When Brookhaven Town announced on March 4 that it was ending its plan to construct a regional municipal ashfill at the Yaphank site, reasons included its cost, receiving only one RFP, and the …

Supervisor Ed Romaine is asking residents to register now for the 13th annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven's Department of Recycling and …

The Moriches Bay Garden Club is back with a full schedule of programs, projects and presenters for 2021. Our new board has decided to have all our meetings outdoors this year. The first meeting was at …

The Yaphank Landfill will close by 2024—Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine swears by it. Construction debris will be immediately ended, he said, and ash collection will phase out as the landfill …

The Suffolk County Legislature approved an updated list of environmentally sensitive properties to be acquired in each town on Tuesday. Brookhaven Town has 22 parcels. Five are in the Carmans …

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws require the manufacturer of a product to be responsible for its ultimate recycling, reuse or disposal in an effort to increase recycling. Senate bill …

The lack of wastewater treatment throughout some of Suffolk County has led to continued reliance on 360,000 cesspools and septic systems that con- tribute to nitrogen pollution in local …

The Town of Brookhaven Ad-Hoc Committee for Solid Waste Disposal has sent over their reccomendations for review by the Supervisor. The Long Island Advance got …

Brookhaven Bicycle Inc.’s expansion into eastern Long Island will follow the approval of an agreement allowing the not-for-profit organization use of two Suffolk County facilities within Robert …

In an effort to support local municipality recycling, the Town of Brookhaven is seeking support for legislation that would allow for alternative uses of recycled glass, including pulverized glass to …

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