Nitrogen

Courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension

Environment groups and scientists on Long Island have announced an incentive program that will pay oyster farmers to grow kelp.

Reclaim Our Water

Suffolk County says new septic systems are working to filter out nitrogen in the local water supply.

Jordan Bowman / WSHU

This summer, every major bay and estuary on Long Island had to deal with toxic algal blooms, low oxygen in the water, or both. That’s according to a new water quality report from Stony Brook University scientists.

Jordan Bowman / WSHU

Scientists are excited about a possible low-cost solution to the nitrogen pollution problem in Suffolk. They discussed their findings at the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University Tuesday afternoon.

cesspool
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed a bill into law that would ban the installation of cesspools in the county.

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