Posts Tagged ‘ Long Island Sound ’

Vermont part of study of nitrogen problem in Long Island Sound

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Vermont’s wastewater treatment facilities, along with facilities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, will be participating in a study beginning this fall to determine how to reduce nitrogen discharge into the Connecticut River. Nitrogen discharges from wastewater treatment plants contribute to an area in Long Island Sound, called a hypoxic zone, that is devoid of oxygen

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Terry Backer, the Soundkeeper, marks 25 years of protecting Long Island Sound

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

Terry Backer has been the Soundkeeper for 25 years, marking a quarter century of protecting Long Island Sound and taking on anyone and anything that would hurt the body of water. For more on this story, visit: Terry Backer, the Soundkeeper, marks 25 years of protecting Long Island Sound – The Hour Publishing Company: Norwalk:

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Officials announce $1.6M+ to Improve Health of Long Island Sound

Sep 25th, 2012 | By

35 grants totaling $1.6 million awarded to state and local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.

When leveraged by an additional $3 million contributed by the recipients themselves, a total of $4.6 million will support conservation projects in both states. The projects in both states will open up 50 river miles for fish passage, and restore 390 acres of critical fish and wildlife habitat.

Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this Long Island Sound watershed-size story.

N.Y. appeals stormwater ruling; judge backs Riverkeeper, Soundkeeper on stricter permits | The Journal News

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

New York has appealed a court decision that eventually could require many towns, villages and cities to take more steps to curtail stormwater from washing pollution into the Hudson River, Long Island Sound and other bodies of water. Eight environmental groups, including the Hudson Riverkeeper and the Long Island Soundkeeper, are locked in a battle

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Long Island Sound Study Photo of the Month

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

Media Center, Photo of the Month For more on this story, visit: Long Island Sound Study.

One Proposal For Amtrak Bullet Train Route: Under Long Island Sound

Sep 4th, 2012 | By

As Amtrak studies how to bring bullet trains to its frantically busy Northeast Corridor, one design team is suggesting a radically new route requiring a roughly 18-mile-long tunnel beneath Long Island Sound. Trains speeding from Washington to Boston would run through the heart of Long Island, cross into Connecticut through a tunnel emerging in Milford,

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A vision for the future of the Sound

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

Whatever the cause, there’s no question that the lobster crop in Long Island Sound, our state’s greatest recreational and economic resource, is dying off. Thanks to innovative thinkers and doers at the University of Connecticut, its Stamford branch in particular, and others, a new crop may soon emerge as a viable source of jobs and

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CFEers embark on Long Island Sound journey of exploration and discovery

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By

Curt Johnson and Chris Cryder of CFE/Save the Sound have embarked on a week-long journey traveling Long Island Sound by sailboat. The two will dock in locations including Bridgeport, Darien, Mamaroneck, Oyster Bay, and Port Jefferson, to meet with local advocates and elected officials to talk about Long Island Sound and the current issues facing our region’s gem.

Long Island Sound is cleaner, but there’s work to be done

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

Long Island Sound is much cleaner than it was decades ago, but there is much that still needs to be done, officials said last week at a roundtable discussion at the Sound School organized by outgoing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. Lieberman, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Gov. Dannel Malloy, state Department of Energy and

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Connecticut officials discuss ways to preserve Long Island Sound (video, poll)

Aug 11th, 2012 | By

Long Island Sound is much cleaner than it was decades ago, but there is much that still needs to be done, officials said Thursday at a roundtable discussion at the Sound School organized by outgoing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. Lieberman, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Gov. Dannel Malloy, state Department of Energy and Environmental

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Are We Doing Enough to Preserve the Long Island Sound?

Aug 11th, 2012 | By

One of the biggest draws to the North Shore is its proximity to the Long Island Sound. Beaches, fishing, boating and some beautiful water views are what make this region stand out from all others. A variegated coastline of marshes, harbors and streams all flow from its waters, reaching far into the shoreline, providing a

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Malloy: Climate change affecting Sound

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

Despite some triumphs reigning in nitrogen releases and other environmentally harmful substances entering Long Island Sound, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and others said maintaining that progress will rely on efforts to address complex consequences global warming will make on preservation efforts. Malloy took part in a panel discussion Thursday in New Haven hosted by U.S.

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Five Mile River Watershed Plan complete

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

The Five Mile River, which runs from the New York State border through New Canaan, Norwalk and Darien before emptying into Long Island Sound, will be cleaned up under a plan endorsed by chief elected officials in those towns Thursday afternoon at Norwalk Community College. “Some of the worst conditions are down here in Norwalk,

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Secrets Of Long Island Sound Revealed

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

Students stared into the eyes of a 2-foot summer flounder, as they explored the mysteries of the New Haven Harbor—and got a taste of life at the city’s top-performing high school. The discoveries took place Thursday aboard the Island Rover boat as 180 students entered the third week of a hands-on, science-rich summer camp run

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Protecting the environment, by Sen. Kevin Kelly

Aug 1st, 2012 | By

Written by Sen. Kevin Kelly Living in southwestern Connecticut, we are lucky to have many natural resources and recreations opportunities located only a short driving distance away. From the forests of Monroe to the banks of the Housatonic River to the shoreline of Long Island Sound, we can take advantage of the nice weather this

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Fishing ban alone won’t restore lobsters Stamford Advocate editorial

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

Anxious to stop the downward spiral of the lobster population in Long Island Sound, the government next fall will institute a 12-week ban on lobster fishing from Connecticut to southern Massachusetts. It’s a more aggressive strategy than minimum-size restrictions that have had no success. But if the waters of Long Island Sound are becoming uninhabitable

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Blumenthal Statement On The Loss Of Lobsters In Long Island Sound

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

Monday, July 23, 2012 (Washington) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released a statement about the loss of lobsters in Long Island Sound following a recent report about the presence of pesticides in this crustacean population: The widespread Long Island Sound lobster loss threatens a key Connecticut industry and resource of regional economic importance.

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Lobstermen, officials rail against proposed 3-month moratorium on commercial lobster fishing in Long Island Sound

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

GUILFORD — A proposed three-month moratorium on commercial lobster fishing is not the way to address the dramatic decline of lobsters in Long Island Sound, lobstermen, officials and activists said Monday. They urged the government instead to take a closer look at pesticides that some blame for the Sound-wide lobster die-off that began about 12

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Grant to aid RI researcher studying Long Island Sound and ocean health

Jul 19th, 2012 | By

The university announced the $2 million grant on Wednesday. The money will be shared by URI marine research scientist Al Hanson and scientists in other parts of New England. via Grant to aid RI researcher studying ocean health –

Stamford Promotes Safe Boating On The Sound

Jul 17th, 2012 | By

STAMFORD, Conn. — With proper planning, education and respect for the water, most boaters can enjoy a day out on Long Island Sound without any problems, said Sgt. Peter Wolff of the Stamford Police Department’s Harbor Unit. Weather-related events are avoidable even though drastic weather changes sometimes happen in minutes, said Wolff, who has headed

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