Press Release: Save the Sound, Partner Organizations Urge State to Protect Water Quality in New York City

Clean water advocates call for health-based standards to ensure coastal waters are safe for public use  Albany, NY — The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic submitted comments on behalf of Save the Sound, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Riverkeeper to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that strongly urge the agency to set […]

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October Clean Water Update: Birthday cards, Report Cards, ballot cards, and more

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Clean Water. Read other recent updates on our blog. “In youth,” wrote 19th-century humorist Josh Billings, “we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us.” For the Clean Water Act, which celebrates its 50th birthday next Tuesday, difficulty presents […]

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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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Clean Water Digest: In the lab, on the water, and in the field

Summer Water Quality Work Gets Underway . . .  . . . In the lab On Monday, June 13, the John and Daria Barry Foundation Water Quality Laboratory became fully operational as the first samples of the 2022 seasonal water quality monitoring program arrived from Queens, the Bronx, and Westchester, NY, and Greenwich, CT. Our […]

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Gaps in Plum Island Contamination Cleanup Plans, New Report Finds

November 30, 2017 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 Gaps in Plum Island Contamination Cleanup Plans, New Report Finds Save the Sound urges Homeland Security to work with New York to meet environmental standards New Haven, Conn. – A report commissioned by Save the Sound has identified gaps in the federal government’s draft plan for the cleanup of […]

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Press Release: NYC Nitrogen Report, East River and Long Island Sound

Nitrogen from NYC wastewater fuels dead zones in the East River and western Sound. Recent investments have improved conditions, but there’s more to do. Our new report, based on research by Prof. Jamie Vaudrey, explains.

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Tantalizing: the Mystery of Plum Island’s Wildlife, Part 3

Matt Schlesinger, chief zoologist with the NY Natural Heritage Program, describes listening for rare bird calls and watching for foraging sea turtles as the program completes a biologic study of Plum Island.

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