• 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
    flooding.

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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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09.27.16

Clinton: Trump called climate change a Chinese hoax - During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump thinks global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. Continue Reading

09.27.16

Appeals Court Hears Challenge to Obama’s Climate Change Rules - WASHINGTON — The nation’s second-most powerful court grappled Tuesday with the intractable and potentially catastrophic problem of climate change, weighing whether constitutional questions surrounding President Obama’s climate change regulations ... Continue Reading

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Climate change could wipe out many food cereals by 2070 - Global warming could rapidly threaten grasses including staple foods such as wheat and rice that provide half of all the calories consumed by humans. Continue Reading

09.27.16

Climate change will see some males get sexier - A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it's all set to beat climate change -- the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population explosion. Continue Reading

09.27.16

Top environmental group releases ad of Trump’s face melting to mock debate climate-change comments - The Sierra Club on Tuesday mocked Donald Trump over his refusal during the first presidential debate to admit that he called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China. Continue Reading

09.27.16

We might just have a real climate change debate in this election. It won’t be good for Trump - Those who closely follow the problem of climate change are used to being disappointed by U.S. Continue Reading

09.27.16

Teaching Middle Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them - Bertha Vazquez has taught earth science for more than twenty-five years. Continue Reading

09.27.16

Campaign manager: Trump does not believe climate change is man made - (CNN)Donald Trump's campaign manager said Tuesday the candidate does not believe climate change is man-made, a day after his previous statements on the issue were scrutinized at the first presidential debate. Continue Reading

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09.22.16

EPA Releases National Assessment of Strategies to Reduce Air Pollution at Ports - Washington – An EPA report finds that air pollution at the nation’s ports can be reduced significantly at all port types and sizes through a variety of strategies and cleaner technologies. Continue Reading

09.13.16

EPA Recognizes Hillphoenix in Conyers, Ga. for Environmental Leadership in Reducing Potent Greenhouse Gases - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2016   EPA Recognizes Hillphoenix in Conyers, Ga. Continue Reading

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

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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