Climate Change

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A massive collection of fish specimens and water quality data from the Hudson River was donated to Stony Brook University. Experts say the collection, which spans 44 years, will show how an ecosystem changes over time.

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East Hampton Town will revise its plan to deal with sea level rise in Montauk. This comes after local business owners criticized recommendations that properties on the shoreline should move inland.  

Ocean acidification has been found to be a threat to Long Island’s shellfish population and its coastal health. A New York State task force is finalizing a report that has some solutions to the problem.

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The annual Harvard-Yale football game drew national attention for something unrelated to sports this year. Hundreds of activists and supporters took to the field to protest the two schools’ endowments. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and National Grid reached an agreement to end a moratorium on new gas hook-ups on Long Island. Cuomo had threatened to revoke an operating license for the energy utility.