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Sara Gordon of Sylvester Manor at the location of the site, in line with a boxwood xxx that pays tribute to the property's history.

At Sylvester Manor: Constructed Wetlands Project On a Roll

The surest sign of the thaw of spring isn’t the popping of the first flowers of the year. It’s the sound of track excavators moving the newly thawed earth. Over at the Sylvester Manor Educational


Dr. Christopher Gobler at this year's State of the Bays address.

Dr. Gobler’s State of the Bays: Hope and a Changing Climate

“Blooms like it hot,” said the East End’s algae bloom expert, Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook Southampton, acknowledging the role of climate change in the ongoing stresses to the East End’s water bodies


Kelly Knudson

Ditch the Fertilizer — Learn Healthy Planting Practices on the North Fork This Weekend

The North Fork Environmental Council and the North Fork Audubon Society are pairing up this Saturday for a special seminar on how to kick the toxic chemical habit when it comes to taking care of


The caretaker cottage near Squiretown Park, which the Ecological Culture Initiative hopes to use as a headquarters while working on a transformative vision for Hampton Bays.

A Permaculture Paradise for Hampton Bays?

There was a time when the idea of a Green Revolution meant an increase in crop yields through use of fertilizers, pesticides and hybridization of seeds, but the green revolution planned by a group of


DEC foresters Nate Hudson and Rob Cole explained the work the DEC has done to prevent the spread of southern pine beetles in Hubbard County Park.

Pine Forest or Oaks? Pine Beetle Infestation Raises Questions About Future of Long Island’s Ecosystem

The southern pine beetle, first found attacking stands of Long Island’s pitch pine forests in the fall of 2014 and encouraged to spread northward in range by warming winter temperatures, has become a perennial


East Hampton Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc discussed the South Fork wind farm project with members of the community at Thursday's open house.

Fishermen Raise Concerns at Packed Deepwater Wind Open House

Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based offshore wind company that was just awarded a LIPA bid to provide power to the East End from a wind farm off the coast of Montauk, was inundated with


 Scarlet Tanager, a bird that might no longer summer in New York given climate change.  |  Matt Stratmoen photo for Flikr Creative Commons

Audubon to the North Fork: What You Can Do to Protect Birds from Climate Change

Since their 2014 report on the impact of climate change on birds, outreach crews from the National Audubon Society have been spreading the word of the potentially devastating impact of a warming planet to Audubon Society


 Plum Island

Environmental Groups Push Forward with Plum Island Lawsuit

One month after the federal government filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought last year by environmentalists over the proposed sale of Plum Island, environmentalists are continuing to push forward with their legal


Ecological Cultural Initiative

Ecological Culture Initiative to Launch Seed Library and Innovative Garden Programming in Hampton Bays

The Hampton Bays-based ecological group Ecological Culture Initiative, founded last year, has big plans for 2017, starting this coming Wednesday, March 8 with the unveiling of a new seed library at the Hampton Bays


Deepwater Wind to Host Open House on Project Off Montauk

Offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind, which in January was awarded a Long Island Power Authority bid to provide energy to the South Fork from a new wind farm 30 miles off Montauk, is hosting


Seagulls perched atop the scarp at the edge of Southold's Town Beach Tuesday morning.

After Winter Storms, Southold’s Town Beach In Danger of Breach

Southold’s Town Beach, which sits on the Long Island Sound in the erosion-prone bowl of Hashamomuck Cove, has fared badly in this winter’s storms, and town workers are concerned that if something isn’t done,


Sharper's Hill

Krupski: County Has Reached A Deal To Preserve Jamesport’s Historic Sharper’s Hill

A 42-acre piece of land in Jamesport known to contain the cremains of ancient Long Island residents is slated to be preserved by Suffolk County, announced Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski at Riverhead Town


Gabreski Airport in 1996

State Department of Health Will Offer Biomonitoring to Westhampton Residents with Contaminated Drinking Water

The New York State Department of Health announced this week that Westhampton residents whose wells were contaminated with the compound PFOS from firefighting foam used at Gabreski Airport will be eligible for biomonitoring to


Farmers discussed business at a Peconic Land Trust press conference in Mark Zaweski's cabbage patch this October.

As Planting Season Nears, Farmers Plead For Clarity on Suffolk Farmland Fracas

Farmers usually spend the winter months ordering seeds, planning their crop placement and fixing machines, but this winter, the East End farming community is wondering instead what a recent court decision will mean for their


 Plum Island

Feds File Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Plum Island Sale

The federal agencies charged with the sale of Plum Island off the coast of Southold have filed a motion for a dismissal of a lawsuit filed by environmental groups last summer that alleged the


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