Agency: Climate change part of Sound problems

Jul 6th, 2014 | By | Category: General

Long Island Sound may look healthy as it shimmers in the sunlight, but new studies raise questions about the waterway’s overall condition and whether beaches are safe for swimming.

A federally funded report by The Nature Conservancy found seagrass along Connecticut’s coast — a critical habitat for shellfish and other species — has declined 90 percent compared to historic levels because of nitrogen pollution from sewer systems, pesticides and fertilizers, and an ongoing warming of the Sound due to climate change.

For more on this story, visit: Agency: Climate change part of Sound problems – GreenwichTime.

Be Sociable, Share!
Tags: ,

Leave a Comment