Long Island Sound http://wshu.org en Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound http://wshu.org/post/conn-new-york-achieving-nitrogen-reductions-long-island-sound <p>A<a href="http://www.ctenvironment.org/clean-water/ny-sewage-treatment-plants.cfm"> report card released today</a> by an environmental group gives Connecticut and New York pretty good grades for their efforts to reduce the amount of nitrogen pumped into Long Island Sound. The states have been working for a decade to reduce emissions of nitrogen coming from wastewater. Environmentalists say there’s still more to do.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:54:28 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15697 at http://wshu.org Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound Murphy pushes Long Island Sound funding bill http://wshu.org/post/murphy-pushes-long-island-sound-funding-bill <p>U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut visited a beach in West Haven today to talk about efforts to continue restoration of Long Island Sound. Murphy is pushing for passage of the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:17:09 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15696 at http://wshu.org Murphy pushes Long Island Sound funding bill LI Sound's supporting role in House of Cards http://wshu.org/post/li-sounds-supporting-role-house-cards <p>In the Netflix drama <em>House of Cards</em>, the main character discusses a plan to build a bridge over Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson to Milford.</p><p>A bridge over the sound actually has a long and storied history. One that's not entirely finished yet.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:56:19 +0000 Will James 15672 at http://wshu.org LI Sound's supporting role in House of Cards Even with closure, fishermen and environmental officials not optimistic about future of lobsters http://wshu.org/post/even-closure-fishermen-and-environmental-officials-not-optimistic-about-future-lobsters <p>The closure of the lobster fishery in Long Island Sound beginning this weekend is intended to protect a small and threatened population of the crustaceans. Lobstermen and state environmental officials don't agree on what killed off the lobsters, but neither seem too optimistic about this new step making much of a difference.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:37:22 +0000 Craig LeMoult 4754 at http://wshu.org Even with closure, fishermen and environmental officials not optimistic about future of lobsters Conn., NY, looking at signs of climate change in Long Island Sound http://wshu.org/post/conn-ny-looking-signs-climate-change-long-island-sound <p>A new joint effort by Connecticut and New York is aimed at identifying the signals, or sentinels, of climate change in and around Long Island Sound. The goal is to help the coastal areas of both states prepare for the effects of a changing climate. But as the CT Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, for one key sentinel, time may already be running out.</p><p><a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2013/08/11/sparrows-story-project-looks-signs-climate-change-long-island-sound">Visit CT mirror for more photos</a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:45:25 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 3689 at http://wshu.org Conn., NY, looking at signs of climate change in Long Island Sound