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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.

Update: Mosquito Spraying in Amityville, Copiague and Lindenhurst Cancelled

Technical issues have forced the cancellation of scheduled pesticide spraying.

Governor Cuomo Requests Federal Technical Assistance to Assess Damages From the Recent Record Rainfall and Flash Flooding in Suffolk County

The assessment would be used to formally request assistance and low-interest disaster assistance loans from the Federal government.

Nifty Nature Made Crafts For Kids

Going out to the craft store to purchase lots of supplies can get expensive. Why not use things around you in nature instead!

After the Storm: Responding to Record-Breaking Rain

Over 13 inches of rain fell in parts of Long Island, causing flooding to roads and homes alike.

Increasing Cases of Meat Allergy Triggered by Tick Bite

Watch out for those blood-sucking ticks, especially the Lone Star tick! One bit may trigger meat allergy.

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Runoff from intense rainfall has increased bacterial levels in numerous beaches.

Rainfall Totals: How Wet Did Your Town Get

The August 13th rainstorm dumped as much 13 inches of rain in some areas.

Foul Floodwater: What To Do After A Flood

With the aftermath of yesterday’s heavy rainfall, now more than ever, it is imperative to know what to do after a flood occurs.

Update: Islip Declares State of Emergency after Rain Floods LI

Islip received over 13 inches of rain in a single day.

Governor Cuomo Dispatches Resources to Assist Long Island Recovery from Heavy Rain and Flash Floods

Governor Deploys Equipment and Personnel to Assist in Storm Response; State’s Emergency Operations Center has been Activated.

Update: Flood Warnings Expanded as Rain and Thunder Approach Long Island

Flood warnings have been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday as winds and rains may cause tidal levels to rise.

Governor Cuomo Announces Major Suffolk County Coastal Storm Resiliency Project to Proceed

Agreements and State Financing Clears Way for Fire Island Protective Dune Restoration Project to Begin in September

Shark Week on Long Island: What to Know About Sharks in Our Waters

In honor of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, here are some facts about sharks in the waters of Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Announces Local Law Enforcement Agencies Receive Patrol Vessels to Enhance Safe Boating

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced that six new Brunswick "Justice" Patrol Boats have been assigned to State and local law enforcement agencies across New York.

Summer Meteor Showers: Looking Out for the Perseids

Look up and gaze at the sky as the awe-inspiring Perseids meteor shower passes overhead.

Keeping Sunny Spirits Up: Rainy Day Fun

Don’t let rain put a damper on your day! There are plenty of fun things to do on Long Island, rain or shine.

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.
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