Steve Bellone

Nitrogen Pollution On L.I.: Environmental Public Enemy No. 1

Jun 17, 2016
Jordan Bowman / WSHU

During the hot summer months, Suffolk County closes beaches and ponds that are infected with algal blooms that stain the water.

Mike Balsamo / AP

Suffolk County lawmakers want District Attorney Thomas Spota to appear before the legislature next week to address allegations against his office.

#StaySuffolk Campaign Encourages Residents To Staycation On L.I.

Jun 8, 2016
David Orban / Flickr

Tourism officials on Long Island say even though Suffolk County will soon be inundated with tourists, that’s no reason to leave. They launched a local tourism campaign on Tuesday called “Stay Suffolk.”

New Wastewater Treatment System To Help 'Reclaim Our Water' On L.I.

Jun 1, 2016
Jessica Opatich / WSHU

After decades of declining water quality and a septic system that almost overflowed into the Peconic Bay last year, Suffolk County has a new wastewater treatment system that will avoid contamination of bays, harbors and even drinking water.

As Hurricane Season Starts, L.I. Says It's Ready

May 31, 2016
William Putman / NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA Center for Climate Simulation

With the official start of hurricane season on Wednesday, both Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island say they are ready.