• 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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08.25.16

Climate Change: Humans Have Been Causing Global Warming For Nearly 2 Centuries, Study Suggests - Man-made global warming has been around for nearly two centuries, suggesting that the burning issue of climate change is not a phenomenon that simply belongs to the 20th century, according to a new study. Continue Reading

08.25.16

Gov. Brown says he will sign landmark climate change law - California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law - the most aggressive in the nation - by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the program alive at least ... Continue Reading

08.25.16

Human-caused climate change has been happening for a lot longer than we thought, scientists say - A new paper is challenging our understanding of how long human-caused climate change has been at work on Earth. Continue Reading

08.24.16

Climate Change Is Making This Portable Air Conditioner a Must-Have Summer Accessory - Sunglasses, swimsuits, tank tops, and sandals are the usual accessories you think of when you’re getting ready for summer. Continue Reading

08.24.16

Humans have caused climate change for 180 years - An international research project has found human activity has been causing global warming for almost two centuries, proving human-induced climate change is not just a 20th century phenomenon. Continue Reading

08.24.16

Climate-Change Bills Head to Gov. Jerry Brown - SAN FRANCISCO—California’s Democratic-controlled legislature gave final approval Wednesday to a pair of bills that will pave the way toward expanding and extending the state’s landmark climate change law, while also authorizing more political ... Continue Reading

08.24.16

California lawmakers approve extension of climate change law - FILE - In this April 30, 2008 file photo, American flags are seen near the Shell refinery, in Martinez, Calif. Continue Reading

08.24.16

Bill Nye Slams CNN Meteorologist On Climate Change - Bill Nye is slamming CNN -- claiming one of the network's meteorologists is a ‘Climate Change denier.’ When Nye appeared on the cable news outlet to talk about climate change in relation to Louisiana flooding, he didn't hold back. Continue Reading

08.24.16

Climate Change This Week: Heating Up, Melting Away, Upping Wind Power, and More! - Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Continue Reading

08.02.16

08.02.16

Informe de la EPA monitorea nuestro clima cambiante - WASHINGTON—La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) publicó hoy un informe que muestra evidencia clara y convincente sobre los cambios a largo plazo en nuestro clima y destaca los impactos en la salud humana y el medio ambiente en Estad Continue Reading

07.23.16

Statement on the Montreal Protocol Negotiations in Vienna, Austria - WASHINGTON-Today, countries across the world took critical steps toward their goal under the Dubai Pathway to Amend the Montreal Protocol in 2016 to reduce production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Continue Reading

07.15.16

EPA Issues Final Actions to Cut Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills - WASHINGTON – Continuing the Obama Administration’s commitment to taking action on climate change and protecting public health, the U.S. 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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