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03/20/19 8:00am

TARA SMITH PHOTO Trainer Jenna Mercurio with Nila at the aquarium Friday.

The Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead is gearing up to welcome the newest member of its family: a baby California sea lion. (more…)

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03/04/19 10:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

With broad bipartisan support, the House of Representatives  voted on February 26 to pass the Natural Resources Management Act, which will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). (more…)

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02/13/19 2:00pm

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The New York State Legislature approved a bill to ban offshore drilling February 5.

The bill amends the Environmental Conservation Law to prohibit offshore oil and gas production. It would prevent the State Department of Environmental Conservation from leasing state-owned underwater coastal areas for drilling and also stop the Office of General Services from authorizing leases that would increase oil or natural gas production in federal waters. (more…)