Mount Vernon’s Neglect Puts Residents at Risk

A report from Tracy Brown, Director, Save the Sound You may recall, I first addressed this issue five years ago, when Save the Sound was made aware of untreated wastewater (including sewage) flowing from the city of Mount Vernon into the Hutchinson and Bronx Rivers that continues downstream into Eastchester Bay and Long Island Sound, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: PLUM ISLAND–New underwater survey wows divers, fills gaps in data. Also pending legislation to cancel sale.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2019 Contact: Melissa Schlag, mschlag@ctenvironment.org, 860-398-0569 PLUM ISLAND: New underwater survey wows divers, fills gaps in marine diversity data. Also pending legislation to cancel sale, and successful paddle to preserve the island. Underwater survey sheds light on rich habitat Southold, New York – Flourishing wildlife and vibrant habitats fascinated a […]

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The Great Fish Migration Story – PT I

  PART I : INTRODUCTION Imagine hundreds, even thousands, of grayish-green fish filling a river from one bank to the other, fighting their way upstream in the brisk waters swollen by the spring melt. Their silver sides and bellies flash. Occasionally one will propel itself out of the water, avoiding some obstacle that threatens its […]

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BEACH REPORT: 200+ LIS Beaches Get Their Water Quality Grades

TOP 20 LONG ISLAND SOUND BEACHES BASED ON BEST WATER QUALITY HIGHLIGHTED IN BEACH REPORT FROM SAVE THE SOUND  10 Years of Data Show Water Pollution Patterns Differ by Beach and by Region; Troubling Trends in Wet Weather MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — August 2, 2019 – The nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of its […]

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Plum Island from My Perspective

by Megan Dear Plum Island is an ecological and historical centerpiece to the animals—including humans—and plants that depend on it. Even though the island is only 840 acres, it has a huge impact on marine and terrestrial wildlife because of its history of being mostly untouched by humans. The flora and fauna native to the […]

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Using the L.A.W. to protect Land, Air, and Water (July legal update)

CFE/Save the Sound Senior Legal Counsel Roger Reynolds gives an update on how we’re using the law to protect your environment at this key moment: I have no doubt that in the future we will look back on this moment in time and see it as a critical one for the environment—one way or the […]

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NYS leading on environment as legislative session ends

With the 2019 New York Legislative session now over, Save the Sound would like to share some of the many successes we think are worth celebrating—some of which you helped get over the finish line! Climate Leadership and Community Protection The New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act establishes aggressive, legally binding targets to move […]

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What are PFAS–and why are they in the Farmington River?!

“PFAS.” It doesn’t mean much at first, but the more you read, the more worrying these four letters get–and unfortunately, they were recently released into the Farmington River. Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances–aka PFAS–are used in non-stick cookware, stain-resistant clothing, and in a kind of foam used to suppress jet fuel fires. The problem is that they’ve […]

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