• Higher Tides
    Endanger Wildlife

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

    Learn More

    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.

    Learn More

    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

    Learn More

    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.

    Learn More

    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.
Learn more »

Town & City Resources

See what your local municipalities are doing to address climate change.
Learn more »

Science & Monitoring

Learn about the tools and strategies that are being used to investigate the local impacts of Climate Change.
Learn more »

Educators' Toolbox

Resources for teaching about Earth's climate system and the changing climate.
Learn more »

State by State

State by state climate assessments, including New York and Connecticut, are available on the NCICS website.

Learn more »

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.
View details »

Climate Info

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.



EPA Announces 2020 ENERGY STAR® Certified Manufacturing Plants, Including 6 Arizona Companies - EPA Announces 2020 ENERGY STAR® Certified Manufacturing Plants, Including 6 Arizona Companies Continue Reading


EPA Reboots Climate Change Website - WASHINGTON (March 18, 2021) -- As part of the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to action on climate change and restoring science, EPA is taking the first step in a relaunch of its climate change website. Continue Reading


La EPA renueva el sitio web de Cambio climático - WASHINGTON (18 de marzo de 2021) -- Como parte del compromiso de la Administración Biden-Harris en cuanto a la acción frente al cambio climático y para el restablecimiento de la ciencia, la EPA está dando el primer paso para renovar su sitio web sobre cambio climático. Continue Reading


EPA Announces $160,000 Grant to Nevada’s greenUP! to Support Green Manufacturing, Pollution Prevention - CARSON CITY - Today, on the 30th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act, the U.S. Continue Reading


EPA Awards nearly $800,000 to UCLA to Advance Critical Public Health Research on Coastal Flooding - LOS ANGELES — Yesterday, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration and in recognition of Environmental Emergency Preparedness month, the U.S. Continue Reading

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 »

Newsletter Sign Up