Climate Change http://wshu.org en Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding http://wshu.org/post/guilford-ct-has-unique-plans-dealing-future-sea-level-rise-and-flooding <p>In the year since Superstorm Sandy and the more than two since Tropical Storm Irene, the focus of many Connecticut shoreline communities has been rebuilding. But one town - Guilford – has a second focus. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/node/144104">The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel </a>reports it&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">peers far, far into the future.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:53:47 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 11083 at http://wshu.org Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding Coastal homeowners learning landscaping could help protect homes from storms http://wshu.org/post/coastal-homeowners-learning-landscaping-could-help-protect-homes-storms <p></p><p>A year after Superstorm Sandy crashed into Connecticut<wbr />'s coastline, homeowners are still rebuilding and replanting. A new project is helping them make better choices about landscaping. A website, developed by Connecticut Sea Grant with the University of Connecticut can now help those owners figure out how best to protect their homes from storms and flooding.&nbsp; It’s called the <a href="http://clear.uconn.edu/crlg/index.html">Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide of Long Island Sound</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:39:39 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 7461 at http://wshu.org Coastal homeowners learning landscaping could help protect homes from storms Sen. Murphy urges stricter zoning in coastal communities http://wshu.org/post/sen-murphy-urges-stricter-zoning-coastal-communities <p>U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says municipalities&nbsp;need&nbsp;to encourage stricter zoning in coastal communities. That's so&nbsp;they&nbsp;can&nbsp;avoid the extensive property damage associated with extreme weather events like the recent Hurricane Sandy. Murphy was speaking at a forum he organized on Friday at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute.&nbsp; Murphy said&nbsp;it&nbsp;will&nbsp;be difficult to accomplish such zoning changes.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:37:18 +0000 Ebong Udoma 5157 at http://wshu.org Sen. Murphy urges stricter zoning in coastal communities 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