Long Island Sound

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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Long Island Sound lobster die-off
6:37 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Even with closure, fishermen and environmental officials not optimistic about future of lobsters

Lobsters from Long Island Sound
Credit Craig LeMoult

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.

Climate Change
9:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Conn., NY, looking at signs of climate change in Long Island Sound

With climate change, the saltmarsh sparrow could be an endangered species.
Credit Mark Szantyr

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.

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