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From reviews and recommendations of the best parks on Long Island to visit, to insights about the local eco-system and local forecast updates, we've got what you'll want to know about nature, local environmentental issues, and Long Island weather right here.

LongIsland.com’s 2014 August Family Fun Guide: Concerts, Festivals & Preparing for School!

August is the start of the dog days of summer. It is the hottest time of year and also the time of year where kids are starting to get ready for back to school. But there is ...

Seven More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk

Residents urged to eliminate stagnant water near homes.

Efforts Continue to Eradicate Invasive Giant Hogweed Plants

DEC Warns New Yorkers to Avoid Giant Hogweed Plants & Report New Locations.

Don’t Miss the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower This Week

The meteor shower will be active until August 23, with the peak viewing time occurring on Tuesday.

Pool Owners Sought to Participate in Survey to Identify Invasive Insects

Monitoring Pool Filters for Asian Longhorned Beetles Can Prevent Infestation and Help Protect Trees and Forests.

Summer Snapshot: Photography Tips for the Sunny Season

Some helpful summer photography tips to know before that shutter goes off!

Advisory Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches

Copiague Harbor Beach remains closed and advisories have been issued for many other beaches.

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Long Island July 14th through 16th

The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for LI from 12 PM today through 6 AM on Wednesday morning.

Super Star Gazing Spots

Visit one of Long Island’s observatories, or grab a blanket and lay outside on a clear night, and gaze up at the night’s sky to take in some star gazing.

Frugal & Fun Summer Date Ideas

Taking your date out for a memorable time doesn't have to mean an empty wallet for you. Here are some frugal and fun summer date ideas!

Governor Cuomo Announces First Invasive Species Awareness Week

Public Awareness Key to Minimizing Spread of Harmful Invasive Species.

Suffolk County Mosquito and Larva Spraying Scheduled for July 8

Weather permitting, there will be larvicide and pesticide sprayed on Tuesday July 8, 2014.

Very Berry Picking on Long Island

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. No matter what berry you want this summer, there are plenty of great places to pick on the island. So be sure to try to pick this summer!

Weather Advisories in Effect for Long Island as Hurricane Arthur Heads North

Though a direct hit from Arthur is exceedingly unlikely, the effects of the storm are already being felt on LI.

4th of July Wash Out Fun - Make the Most Out of the Rainy Holiday!

Don’t let the weather get you down or put a damper on your plans, you can still have an awesome 4th of July inside!

Tropical Storm Arthur Threatening to Ruin 4th of July Fun for Long Islanders

A tropical storm that will likely turn into a hurricane could rain on Long Island's parade this Fourth of July.

How to Handle Summer Emergencies

The summer is a time for fun in the sun but it is also a time to practice caution and proper safety.

Strong Rip Currents Expected Through the Fourth of July, Rain Likely on Independence Day

The NWS has issued a Rip Current Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook for the week.
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