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Cooking Up Plastic Soup in Long Island Sound

Microplastics are an often unseen but growing threat to the world’s soil and water. The Oxford English Dictionary defines them as “Extremely small pieces of plastic debris in the environment resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste,” and many scientists specify they’re pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters (mm).  […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition and EV Club of CT pen letter to Governor Lamont, ask for expanded EV policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2019 Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition and EV Club of CT pen letter to Governor Lamont, ask for expanded EV policies NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition and EV Club of CT are asking Governor Ned Lamont to support electric vehicle policies that will stimulate Connecticut’s growing green […]

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Legislative Agenda: New Year’s Revolutions

The 2019 legislative session begins tomorrow. There are new faces and exciting ideas flooding Hartford, and we are looking forward to working with our new governor and legislators to create an environmental revolution this year! Throughout session, we will be asking you to activate your voice for environmental change. We’ll give you contact info and […]

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From suits to shovels, working together in 2018

Whether you were digging in the ground alongside CFE/Save the Sound staff, testifying at the legislature, or supporting our work with your gifts, you’ve done great things for our shared land, air, and water this year. Here are just a few highlights from the work we’ve done together. In the Field Fish migration on the […]

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A THANK YOU from the Soundkeeper team at Save the Sound!

The above photo captures the last day of our patrol season! On board we had—in addition to Soundkeeper Bill—our water quality scientists Peter and Elena, our intrepid attorney Kat, and friend-of–Soundkeeper Matt, showing off his propeller-driven underwater drone camera. Together we spent a very cold day documenting and taking underwater videos of water pollution sites […]

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The Rise and Fall of Black Rock Harbor

Soundkeeper Bill Lucey has been working closely with Bridgeport residents to address their concerns about pollution in Black Rock Harbor. Here’s what he’s learned: Talk to Kay Williams, founder of Captain’s Cove Seaport at Black Rock Harbor in Bridgeport, CT, and you will soon learn a few history lessons. Black Rock was the port used […]

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Rapid response to pollution spills coming soon to CT Rivers

By Bill Lucey Long Island Soundkeeper I recently attended the first inland river General Response Plan (GRP) meeting in the state of Connecticut. People may remember the January 2018 oil spill in the Naugutuck River from the Somers Thin Strip Plant when several thousand gallons of oil made its way into the Housatonic and from […]

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Answering Water Quality Questions with Community-Based Monitoring

  By Peter Linderoth, Water Quality Program Manager As the sun rose on October 31st, illuminating the calm surface of the Sound, a network of monitoring groups conducted the final dawn monitoring run of the Unified Water Study (UWS) for 2018. Groups interested in participating in this groundbreaking water quality study grew again this year. […]

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