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August is Tree Check Month. A Hug is Fine, But It’s the Look that Can Help Save the Nation’s Hardwoods

A stroll in the park. The backyard barbeque. Hiking in the woods. Dusting off the tree swing. Summer outdoor activities offer a prime opportunity to help protect the nation’s hardwoods from a potentially landscape-altering pest, the Asian ...

CDC: Severe Weather Can Threaten Summer Fun, Safety and Health

Extreme weather in the summer can include soaring temperatures, thunderstorms, and dry conditions. Extreme weather poses serious health risks, causing illnesses, injuries and sometimes death.

Tips for Observing the Perseid Meteor Shower and Summer’s Other Starry Nights

The Earth will be passing through the Perseid meteor shower in the second week of August, so prepare yourself to spot some of the brightest meteors across the night sky!

Mangano: Cooling Centers Open This Week

In an effort to help Nassau County residents cope with high temperatures and humidity, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that cooling centers will be this week with the assistance of our partners in government.

PSEG LI Says It's Prepared For the Heat

The weather for the next few days calls for hot and humid temperatures. PSEG Long Island continues to monitor the weather forecast and has enough capacity available to meet the projected service-area peak demand for this week’s ...

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State For Wednesday, July 29, 2015

An ozone advisory in effect for Long Island and New York City metro regions.

Governor Cuomo Advises New Yorkers to Stay Safe in Summer Heat

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to take precautions as high temperatures and humidity are being predicted throughout New York State this week.

Pesticide Application Scheduled for July 28 - 30

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing annual effort to control adult mosquitoes.

Six New Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Services Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that six more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Pool Owners Sought to Participate in Citizen Science Survey to Identify Invasive Beetle

Pool owners are invited to join in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) fourth annual Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) Swimming Pool Survey now through August 30 to help keep watch for these exotic, invasive ...

DEC Announces Adoption of New Fall Hunting Seasons for Wild Turkey

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today adopted new regulations to shorten fall turkey hunting seasons in New York State due to a declining turkey population across the state.

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach Reopens

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach is closed again due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

DEC Adopts Required Restrictive Regulations Governing Recreational Black Sea Bass Harvest For 2015 Season

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted new regulations governing the recreational harvest of black sea bass to meet the 33-percent harvest reduction required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Suffolk County SPCA Summer Safety Alert: Hot Cars Kill Dogs

Suffolk County SPCA alerts the public of hot car safety and pets.

CDC: Plan for Diabetes Care in Heat & Emergencies

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet summer weather, with its high temperatures and extreme storms, can cause problems with that routine and make it more difficult to ...

Governor Cuomo Announces Construction Approval For Mesonet Early Warning Weather Detection System

Governor Cuomo announced the approval of the first set of sites for New York State’s mesonet early warning weather detection system.

PSEG Long Island Prepared To Meet Customer Demand

While there are no capacity concerns, PSEG Long Island is activating its voluntary Thermostat Energy Conservation Program to reduce loading on the system, helping to create savings for customers.

Mangano Announces Cooling Center Openings in Nassau County

In an effort to help Nassau County residents cope with high temperatures and humidity, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that cooling centers will be open today and tomorrow with the assistance of our partners ...

DEC Completes Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan for New York State

The Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) action plan to combat aquatic invasive species (AIS) and protect New York's natural resources and economy will be implemented across New York State, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D. today issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro, ...
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