Climate Explained: Ocean Acidification

Climate issues can be difficult to understand. This series is designed to deliver what you need to know about some of the most prevalent issues in climate policy today. In 1,000 words, let’s learn what ocean acidification means for Long Island Sound.  This article is written by Kaleigh Pitcher, a Policy Consultant at Save the […]

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Like a broken record

On a corner storefront in the Village of Mamaroneck, about a block from where the Sheldrake River turns away from I-95 and splits the neighborhood from commercial to residential, the wall is wrapped with three horizontal blue stripes in paint and painter’s tape. The lowest line, several feet above street level, is marked by red […]

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PRESS RELEASE: New report finds HVAC and water heaters in CT generate 8x as much smog-forming NOx pollution as all the state’s power plants combined

Strong air quality standards for HVAC and water heaters are needed to improve air quality, cut heating bills, and slow climate change. HARTFORD — Burning gas, oil, and propane in furnaces and water heaters generates a staggering 23% of Connecticut’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution, more than eight times as much as the state’s power plants, […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the L.I.E.

Last Wednesday, June 21, was the longest day. That’s not hyperbole. The sun rose over West Shore Road at 5:23 a.m. and didn’t slide beyond the horizon until 8:30 p.m., giving the people of Port Washington, NY, a full 15 hours and seven minutes of daylight – more than they’ll enjoy on any other day […]

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The Legislative Session in New York Has Ended; Our Work on Ensuring the Strongest Policy Protections Has Not

This blog was updated from our end-of-session press release, which we issued on Saturday, June 10. It was the middle of Thursday afternoon, on what was intended to be the final day of the legislative session in New York, when Governor Kathy Hochul stood beside several of her commissioners and acknowledged that everywhere across the […]

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August Clean Water Update: Lab preparations, green recommendations, and salutations!

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Clean Water. Read other recent updates on our blog: Protected Lands, Ecological Restoration, Legal Actions, and Climate. Open for Business  A new lab facility in Hamden, CT, expands capabilities for fecal indicator bacteria monitoring For a couple of years, a perfectly usable space sat […]

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Healthy Yard, Healthy Sound

“Save the Sound,” starting in your own front yard It’s easy to see how raw sewage or chemical runoff flowing directly into Long Island Sound is bad for the water and for all of us. But it can be harder to see how the chemicals and practices you employ on your own lawn and garden […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound and Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority Reach Collaborative Agreement

Collaborative discussions yield proposed Green Infrastructure Project New Haven, Conn. – Save the Sound and the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority have reached a collaborative agreement that will yield a green infrastructure project with the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden to reduce stormwater runoff and help ensure local residents can enjoy a clean […]

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