Long Island

New York Officials To Unveil Wind Energy Plan

Aug 9, 2016

A blueprint of New York State’s plans for offshore wind energy is expected to be released this month. The plan includes potential sites for turbines in the federal waters off the coast of Long Island.

Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

Barclays Bank has agreed to pay $100 million to 43 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations it improperly set key interest rates almost a decade ago, affecting payments on investments.

Monday's settlement includes $93.5 million in restitution and costs of the investigation led by the New York and Connecticut attorneys general.

Long Island Town Using Bats To Fight Mosquitoes

Aug 8, 2016
Gary Peeples / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Fears of Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses have led a Long Island town to experiment with the use of bats as a natural alternative to pesticides to pesticides to kill mosquitoes this summer.

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jodi Bosworth says the buzz in mosquito control is no longer pesticides, it’s bats.

Reid Wiseman / NASA

Last spring scientists discovered three new Earth-sized planets outside of our solar system, raising the question: could intelligent live exist elsewhere?

Some try to answer this question with the Drake Equation, an estimation equation named after astrophysicist Frank Drake, who developed it in 1961.


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman to pay for the cost of treating polluted groundwater on Long Island.

A growing plume of contaminated water stretches southward from the company’s World War II-era manufacturing site in Bethpage.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed three options for treating the plume. The price-tag for these options ranges from 268 to more than 587-million dollars.