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Outdoor Events to Work Off Your Turkey Dinner

Don't feel bad about overeating for Thanksgiving - just get outside and start walking off the pounds!

Homeowners Advised to Check Fuel Oil Tanks to Prevent Leaks and Spills as Winter Approaches

As colder weather descends on the northeast and homeowners receive shipments of home heating oil, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is urging homeowners to inspect heating fuel oil storage tanks for leaks or ...

Suffolk County Undertakes Review of Sewage Treatment Regulatory Program

As an outgrowth of County Executive Steve Bellone’s Reclaim Our Waters Initiative, the Suffolk County Health Department has undertaken a review of existing sewage treatment plant (STP) siting and enforcement practices to identify opportunities to further strengthen ...

AccuWeather Greets Crowds at the Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Event in NYC and Launches New Sweepstakes

The AccuWeather MinuteCast® Mobile Team is connecting with fans at today's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Event in New York City, held before the annual big outdoor parade. AccuWeather prizes and participation in AccuWeather's #winterwishes photo gallery ...

Thanksgiving Weather Outlook: High Temperatures Anticipated Across Northeast U.S.

Leave those gloves, hats and winter coats at home - it’s going to be a warm Thanksgiving!

Warmth to Surge Across Northeast US for Thanksgiving, Black Friday

AccuWeather reports a after a chilly Thanksgiving in 2014, warm conditions will surge across the Northeast in time for the holiday this year.

Sickweather Alert: New York Illnesses Going Around 11/24/15 – 12/1/15

Sickweather is prepared to help New Yorkers stay healthy this Thanksgiving.

DEC Announces $2 Million Grant Program to Help Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Statewide

Two million dollars in grants are available to organizations for projects to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York State's waterways, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced ...

Donovan, Rice Introduce Bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform Legislation

Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-4) today introduced the bipartisan Flood Insurance Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015.

Regular Firearms Season for Deer and Bear Hunting in the Southern Zone Begins November 21

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that the 2015 regular deer and bear hunting seasons open at sunrise on Saturday, November 21, in New York's Southern Zone. These big game seasons close ...

Thanksgiving Travel Outlook: Snowstorm to Slow Travel in West; Mild Air to Envelop East

AccuWeather reports as millions of people take to the roads and skies during the week of Thanksgiving, a storm will impact travel in the West, while mild weather continues in much of the East.

Governor Cuomo Announces Home Heating Assistance Available Beginning November 16

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced households that need help paying their heating bills this winter can begin applying for assistance from the Home Energy Assistance Program on Monday, November 16.

Suffolk Legislators & County Exec. Steve Bellone: Banning Microbeads, Protecting Our Water

Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined County Executive Steve Bellone, Legislators Kara Hahn and William Spencer, Citizens Campaign for the Environment Executive Director Adrienne Esposito, and Pete Scully from the Suffolk County Water Authority on Monday, October ...

DEC Proposes New Sea-Level Rise Projection Regulations

To better prepare coastal communities and business owners for extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy three years ago, New York continues its national leadership by proposing new state sea-level rise projections that will help state agencies and ...

LongIsland.com’s 2015 November Family Fun Guide: Festivals, Turkey Trots, Veterans Day Celebrations, and So Much More to be Thankful For!

Show your thanks for your health and your loved ones by participating in some of the great events happening this November!

Reef Project Will Improve Fishing and Diving at Rockaway Reef

A new series of man-made reefs will be constructed off the south shore of Long Island to improve marine life habitat and bolster recreational opportunities for fishing and scuba diving, the Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.

DEC Changes Designations of Shellfish Harvesting Areas in Nassau and Suffolk Counties to Protect Public Health, Comply With National Standards

Citing recent bacteriological surveys, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced emergency regulations to change the designation of underwater shellfish lands in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

DEC Successfully Prosecutes Violators for Illegal Glass Eel Poaching

A New York food fish dealer pleaded guilty to an illegal commercialization of protected wildlife violation and one count of unlawful possession of undersized fish (American eels), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner ...

DEC Reminds the Public to Avoid Seasonal Caves and Mines to Protect Bat Populations

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today urged outdoor adventurers to suspend exploration of cave and mine sites that serve as homes for bat hibernations.

Leg. Anker Attends Annual Pine Barrens Research Forum

Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended the 20th Annual Pine Barrens Research Forum on Thursday, October 1st.
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