• Higher Tides
    Endanger Wildlife

    Sea level rise and increases in temperature pose a major threat to
    the Long Island Sound coast and its wildlife.

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    Saltmarsh Sparrow chicks are most susceptible to flooding during spring tides, which occur twice a month, when the marshes are completely flooded. Photo by: Jeanna Mielcarek/UConn SHARP
  • Impacting
    Coastal Communities

    Coastal communities plan for climate change threats
    through conservation, adaption, and resiliency.

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    Sound View Beach in Old Lyme, CT. Photo by Jerry Monkman (Ecophotography).
  • Signaling Change

    Climate change research and monitoring provide early warning signals on
    threats to the Sound's shoreline, including marsh habitat loss, erosion, and

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    Measuring marsh elevation in Lattington, NY. Photo by Amy Mandelbaum.
  • Educating the Next Generation

    Educational resources are available to explain climate change
    to a generation that will face new coastal challenges.

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    A young boy on a Long Island beach. Photo by Christopher Robins (Thinkstock Getty Image).

What You Should Know

Find out more about Climate Change and learn things you should know.
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Town & City Resources

See what your local municipalities are doing to address climate change.
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Science & Monitoring

Learn about the tools and strategies that are being used to investigate the local impacts of Climate Change.
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Educators' Toolbox

Resources for teaching about Earth's climate system and the changing climate.
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Climate Change Quiz

What is the hottest year on record?
a) 2007
b) 2014
c) 2015

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Climate Change Spotlight

"Living shoreline projects" such as Stratford Point reef ball installation are being considered as a way to adapt to rising sea levels.
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News Room

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Fearing climate change databases may be threatened in Trump era, UCLA scientists work to protect them - On a rainy Inauguration Day morning, dozens of students, archivists, librarians, professors and other concerned citizens gathered in a UCLA classroom, poring over the Department of Energy website. Continue Reading


Inoculating the Public against Misinformation about Climate Change - Effectively addressing climate change requires significant changes in individual and collective human behavior and decision-making. Continue Reading


What mackerel and a volcano can tell us about climate change - PORTLAND, MAINE - A group of researchers say an Indonesian volcano eruption, a centuries-old weather disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel could inform present-day scientists about today's era of climate change. Continue Reading


LGBTQ & Climate Change Sections Of White House Website Disappear As Trump Takes Office - We knew there’d be changes when Trump took office, but it’s safe to say no one expected this. Continue Reading


Trump has admitted climate change is real - at his golf course - However, the majority of the content on the White House website has been transferred to the site ObamaWhiteHouse.gov, an archive of Obama-era materials, where references to climate change and LGBT issues previously hosted on WhiteHouse.gov can still be found. Continue Reading


Climate Change Models May Have Prediction Bias - A research article, published on Jan. Continue Reading


“Break with Trump on Climate Change!” constituents to tell Roskam - Barbara Hill knew Congressman Peter Roskam (R-6) was out of step with his district on climate change when she passed petitions last summer in favor of Sierra Club's Clean Jobs bill. Continue Reading


US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say why - NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly. Continue Reading


Barefoot climate activist killed by SUV - A climate-change activist walking across the U.S. Continue Reading


Mackerel, volcano offer climate change clues - Portland, Maine • What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming? Continue Reading


Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks to Remain Unchanged Through 2025 - WASHINGTON — Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy finalized her decision to maintain the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks. Continue Reading


MONDAY: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Speaks with Christian Science Monitor Editor on EPA Legacy Under Obama Administration - WASHINGTON – On Monday, December 5th, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will sit down with Christian Science Monitor deputy energy and environment editor Zack Coleman and also take questions from the audience. Continue Reading


USDA, EPA Announce U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions - WASHINGTON  — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced the inaugural class of the U.S. Continue Reading


Environmental Justice Small Grants Now Available - Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Continue Reading

EPA Climate Change - Learn about Climate Change and Climate Change impacts across the US

US Climate Resilience Toolkit - The toolkit is designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build climate resilience.

Climate Central - An independent organization of scientists and journalists that surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change.

Climate Smart Guide Communities Guide to Local Action - Climate Smart Communities is a network of New York communities reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving climate resililiency

Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation - Mission to increase resiliency and sustainability of communities facing climate change impacts

LISS Climate Change and Sentinel Monitoring - Learn about monitoring program to detect early warning climate change impacts to Long Island Sound ecosystems.

Long Island Sound Climate Change Indicators - These indicators track physical changes in Long Island Sound and help resource managers asses impact on wildlife and habitats.


About The Study

About The Study

The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) is a cooperative effort involving researchers, regulators, user groups, and other concerned organizations and individuals. These people are working together to protect and improve the health of the Sound. Learn more »

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