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100 Percent and Beyond: The East End’s Energy Future, and the Road from Here

From wind power to the internet of things to meshed communication networks and a smarter electric grid, the mood was one of optimism in technological solutions at Renewable Energy Long Island’s second annual South Fork


At the Tiana Bayside Marine Center grand opening June 28.

Tiana Bayside Now Open For Marine Education

Southampton Town and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Program unveiled their new center for marine education, restoration and stewardship at Tiana Bay in Hampton Bays June 28. The Tiana Bayside Facility, on Dune


On the Trolley: A Trip Through Hampton Bays

by Jinsoo Henry Oh As a North Fork native and returning resident, it might seem a little strange that smart city design and urban infrastructure have always interested me more than agriculture and farm vistas.


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The Bunker Resurgence: The Good News Beyond Recent Fish Kills

by Glenn Jochum As you take your fish oil supplement, feed your pet, or apply your lipstick there’s a chance your daily life is impacted by a 15-inch ocean dweller, Brevoortia tyrannus, a fierce-sounding name


SCWA Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Operations Joe Pokorny explains water projects in Sag Harbor.

Understanding the Drinking Water Beneath Our Feet

The Suffolk County Water Authority is the largest groundwater supplier in the United States, delivering an average of 188 million gallons per day from 586 wells throughout the county. But the water that comes


Conducting a prescribed burn at the New York Wildfire & Incident Management Academy in the fall of 2015.

The Pine Barrens & Fire: Foresters on the Role of Prescribed Burns

By Beth Young In the world of wildland firefighting, there are vast acreages of uninhabited fuel-filled forests out west, with a well-trod history of fire and management, and then there are areas known as the


Plum Island in a Department of Homeland Security aerial photo.

U.S. Senators Take a Stand on Plum Island

Three U.S. Senators have joined the effort to decouple the proposed sale of Plum Island from the 2008 federal appropriations bill that created a replacement animal disease research lab in Manhattan, Kansas. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris


Wednesday afternoon at Lazy Point

East Hampton Embraces Understanding of Rising Seas

How will rising seas due to climate change impact us? That’s a question that coastal communities have been asking all over the world of late, and it’s a conversation that eastern Long Island municipalities are


Ecological Culture Initiative to Launch Organic Gardening Classes

The Ecological Culture Initiative is launching an in-depth class series this week featuring all the basic skills and knowledge needed to develop a bio-intensive vegetable garden from the ground up. Topics will include permaculture design


Peconic River

FRNCA Wins Environmetal Justice Grant for Peconic River Park

The Flanders Riverside Northampton Community Association has been awarded a $50,000 Environmental Justice grant from the New York State Department of  Environmental Conservation to help plan the Riverside Maritime Trail Park alongside the Peconic River. 


 Plum Island

Taking the Plum Island Preservation Case to the State

by Beth Young As the federal government’s plans to sell Plum Island chug along in snail-paced time, the East End’s county legislators, town supervisors and village mayors are asking New York State to intervene. The East


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‘Bombshell’ Electricity Report Says LI’s Projected Energy Use is Plummeting

by Beth Young Long Island’s projected peak energy use is plummeting, thanks to rooftop solar and energy efficiency measures, according to a report issued by the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG-Long Island in late


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Bike Sharing for Suffolk County?

Bike sharing isn’t just for urban environments anymore. With recent advances in mobile technology that allow app-based purchases and GPS tracking, bike sharing programs, where people can borrow publicly owned bicycles along their commute,


As the procession began down the sidewalk of Sag Harbor's Main Street Saturday afternoon.

Climate March Comes to Sag Harbor

As more than 100,000 people gathered in Washington, DC for the People’s Climate March on April 29, Sag Harbor played host to nearly 300 marchers, who joined in the effort to fight back against climate


Conducting a prescribed burn at the New York Wildfire & Incident Management Academy in the fall of 2015.

Next Week: Conference Will Consider Role of Fire in the Pine Barrens

“Keeping the Pine in the Pine Barrens” is the theme of a fire management workshop at Brookhaven National Laboratory next Wednesday and Thursday. The conference — which kicks off with a lecture on “Fire Management in


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