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Press Release: First Cleanup Report Highlights the Data and Impact of the Past Six Years of the Connecticut Cleanup

Save the Sound is committed to a trash-free Connecticut. We have been Connecticut’s coordinating organization for The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup for the past 20 years, and each year we are able to make a larger impact. In our first Connecticut Cleanup Report we showcase this effort, which has been made possible by thousands […]

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Return to the Scene of the Clam

You’ve heard about the needle in the haystack, right? Child’s play. Now, take that haystack and put it under 8 or 9 feet of seawater, maybe a quarter-mile off the bluffs and the beach. The visibility under that water is limited as the tide comes in near the middle of this late-May day – you […]

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Save the Sound Condemns Supreme Court Ruling as “Worst-Case Scenario” for Federal Wetlands Protections

Larchmont, NY — Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency is a devastating blow to protection of wetlands across the country, stripping the protections provided by the Clean Water Act dating back to 1977. The 5-4 decision essentially redefines the “Waters of the United States” to exclude wetlands that don’t have the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CT Coalition for Climate Action connects with state legislators on Day of Action in Hartford

Hartford, CT—The CT Coalition for Climate Action is holding a Day of Action in Hartford today to connect constituents with their state legislators and demand crucial climate action to hold the state accountable for greenhouse gas reduction promises made in the Global Warming Solutions Act. A press conference this morning featured Representative Christine Palm; Representative Brandon […]

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Water Quality Standards: The Key to Swimmable Waters (Someday) in NYC

To those kayakers skimming across Eastchester Bay—City Island to one side, Rodman’s Neck jutting out from Pelham Bay Park on the other—it wouldn’t seem like such an outlandish idea. Nor would it to the paddleboarders putting in at Little Bay Park, setting off past the stone curtain of Fort Totten toward Bayside. And definitely not […]

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The COVID pandemic and atmospheric CO2, Part II

Our Science and Policy Series on Greenhouse Gases continues today with this post on atmospheric CO2 contents and the response of atmospheric CO2 levels to the 2020 pandemic drop in CO2 emissions. Guest blogger Johan C. Varekamp is Harold Stearns Professor in Earth Sciences, emeritus, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He has authored approximately […]

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Celebrating and Restoring Our Wetlands

Marsh. Bog. Swamp. Fen. May is American Wetlands Month, a time to recognize these incredibly productive and diverse ecosystems. Across the Long Island Sound region, wetlands perform vital functions that serve the ecosystem and people. Coastal marshes protect our communities from storm damage by dispersing wave energy and storm surge, and serve as nurseries for […]

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The COVID pandemic and atmospheric CO2, Part I

Last week, we introduced our Science and Policy Series on Greenhouse Gases. Today, we offer our first post, which looks at the effect of the COVID pandemic on CO2 emissions and the relationship between emissions and our global economy. Please welcome our guest blogger, Johan C. Varekamp, whose combination of professional expertise and straightforward explanations […]

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