ENVIRONMENT & NATURE

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Following the power outage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias in early August, State Sen. James Gaughran (D-Northport) conducted a survey of residents. With 3,243 people...

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By John Turner A White-tailed deer nibbling peacefully on lush green leaves along the roadside, its namesake tail twitching in the twilight of early evening....

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By Melissa Arnold With cooler weather on the horizon and a bit of normalcy returning to Long Island, there’s no better time to get out...

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With reports of five people who have been infected with flesh-eating bacteria across the Long Island Sound in Connecticut, area doctors answered questions about...

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LATE SUMMER BLOOMS Port Jefferson Village Gardener Caran Markson captured this colorful scene of one of her own gardens in Mount Sinai overflowing with orange...

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Sweetbriar Nature Center heads to Stony Brook and Setauket for special family friendly events on Saturday, Sept. 26. Sweetbriar visits Reboli Center In...

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By John L. Turner In March of 1995 wildlife officials began a fascinating ecological experiment in Yellowstone National Park, one that is still playing out...

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THREE'S COMPANY Tom Caruso of Smithtown visited the David Weld Nature Sanctuary in Nissequogue over Labor Day weekend and noticed several butterflies and bees clustering...

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PEACEFUL REFLECTION Heather Lynch of Port Jefferson took this gorgeous photo at West Meadow Beach while kayaking on Aug. 31. She writes, 'I've travelled all...

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COEXISTING Gary Woods of Selden captured this scene at Setauket’s Frank Melville Memorial Park in August. He writes, ‘I often walk through the park there...