• 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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Statement, Blog, from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Historic Kigali Agreement - Statement from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Historic Kigali Agreement  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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