environment

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Suffolk residents will have to pay 5 cents for plastic and paper store bags after county legislators passed a bill Wednesday night.

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Suffolk County legislators are voting Wednesday night on whether to add a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags for shoppers.  

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A disease that acts similar to HIV could be killing bees around the country, and a teenager from Greenport, Long Island, has an award-winning theory on what could be causing it.

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New York State will spend $500,000 of its environmental protection fund to remove and replace trees killed by southern pine beetles in the pine barrens of Suffolk County.

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In Suffolk County high levels of nitrogen can be found in household wastewater, and officials call it the greatest source of water pollution on Long Island. Researchers are developing a new filter designed to help reduce nitrogen pollution in Long Island’s groundwater.

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