Long Island Sound

Hundreds Now Nesting In Connecticut
4:55 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Once devastated, ospreys now thrive in Long Island Sound

An Osprey brings fish back to its young on its nest in Fairfield, Connecticut. Ospreys generally mate for life.
Credit Anastasia Zinkerman

Ospreys are majestic birds of prey that live along Long Island Sound.

You might see them flying back to their nests high up on platforms—a fish dangling from the talons of their long legs, they glide in on wide wings to feed their young.

But forty years ago, you would’ve had almost no chance to see these eagle-like birds with their 5-foot wingspans.

WSHU's Mark Herz went to the Connecticut Audubon Society in Milford to find out how that happened, and how they’re doing now. 

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Superstorm Sandy clean-up
2:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy

In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reached Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline, the first signs of flooding from a storm that delivered a devastating surge of seawater.
Credit Jessica Hill / A.P.

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material.  The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Investment in wastewater treatment paying off
12:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound

Crew on the John Dempsey lower a sensor into Long Island Sound to determine dissolved oxygen levels
Craig LeMoult

A report card released today 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.

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Stewardship Act would provide restoration funds
4:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Murphy pushes Long Island Sound funding bill

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut at the beach in West Haven on Friday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

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.

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Culture
12:56 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

LI Sound's supporting role in House of Cards

Credit Netflix

In the Netflix drama House of Cards, the main character discusses a plan to build a bridge over Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson to Milford.

A bridge over the sound actually has a long and storied history. One that's not entirely finished yet.

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