of Clean Coastal Waters
in Long Island Sound
Nitrogen pollution threatens our way of life, but we can fix it.
Nitrogen pollution in coastal waters of Long Island Sound is reaching a tipping point. The longer we wait to fix it, the harder and costlier it will be. The Nature Conservancy has developed this website to provide the information, tools and resources coastal communities need to restore and protect clean, healthy waters – now and for future generations.
Nature Can't Wait
And Neither Can We
New nitrogen fertilizer texture may reduce nitrate levels, make water safer
Phys.org- May 16, 2019
Since the mid-1920s, the deposits of nitrogen into land has more than doubled, leading to higher levels of nitrate in water resources. Researchers say new nitrogen fertilizer texture may reduce nitrate levels, make water safer.
Isotopes Help Trace the Origin of Urban Water Pollution in Mauritius
Africa News- May 15, 2019
In Mauritius, an island off the southeast coast of Africa, scientists are using isotopes to track down sources of pollution contributing to toxic algal blooms and fish kills to improve policies and practices for healthier water.
Meet the ‘Oyster Wench’—a single mom fighting pollution with the power of clams and kelp
Popular Science- May 14, 2019
Puckett, 36, known locally as “Oyster Wench,” a single mother with two young children, lives on Block Island, about a dozen miles off the Rhode Island coast. She represents a new generation of ocean farmers, one whose singular connection to the water is coupled with a passion for the environment.