News 2019-01-10T20:57:12+00:00


Researchers track hurricane’s effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria

Princeton University- January 7, 2019

Sherman and Shuai, both members of Peter Jaffe’s research group in civil and environmental engineering, had come to investigate nutrient cycling and pollution along the Neuse River in the wake of Hurricane Florence, a September storm that drenched eastern North Carolina with more than 20 inches of rain and led to near-record flooding along the river.

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Shelter Island considers linking home sales to nitrogen-reducing septic system upgrades

Newsday – December 19, 2018

Shelter Island Town is considering requiring the installation of nitrogen-reducing septic systems for all real estate sales, a first-of-its-kind proposal by a Long Island town to improve water quality…

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Grant Supports Long Island Sound Nitrogen Reduction Planning

Environmental Protection Agency – December 4, 2018

With funding from a Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant, The Nature Conservancy and Stonington-based Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH) will partner to develop a community-driven nitrogen reduction action plan in the coastal watershed communities of the Pawcatuck River, Mystic River and Stonington Harbor.

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2018 Long Island Sound Report Card Shows Improvements in Some Areas

New Haven Register – September 24, 2018

Report includes 10 years of data and water quality trends. Research indicates investments in sewage treatment plant upgrades have helped improve water quality in the open waters of  Long Island Sound, but more nitrogen reduction is needed to improve the health of coastal waters. Click to view and download the 2018 Long Island Sound Report Card.

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New technology tracks Connecticut River nitrogen pollution in Massachusetts

MASSLIVE – June 20, 2018

Federal efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound depend upon what happens upstream, and states along the Connecticut River — including Massachusetts — must help solve the problem, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Shellfishing ban in Huntington Harbor due to biotoxin, DEC says

Newsday- May 24, 2018

A temporary ban on harvesting shellfish and carnivorous gastropods — whelks, conchs, moon snails — in Huntington Harbor was put into effect Wednesday, after a marine biotoxin was detected, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Thursday in a news release…

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Connecticut River Mouth and Long Island Sound, April 2017 © Ryan Caron King, WNPR

Federal Spending Package Includes Significant Boosts To Long Island Sound Conservation

WNPR- March 30, 2018

A federal budget cycle akin to a wild roller coaster ride ended up boosting funding for some environmental work. With his signature last week, President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending package that shores up funding for two conservation and research programs in Long Island Sound.

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Pollution regulations help Chesapeake Bay seagrass rebound

Science News – March 5, 2018

Underwater grasses are growing back in the Chesapeake Bay. The plants now carpet three times as much real estate as in 1984, thanks to more than 30 years of efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution.

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Officials recommit to cleaning Long Island Sound

February 9th, 2018

In July of 1997, then Glen Cove Mayor Tom Suozzi and Stamford, Conn., Mayor Dannel […]

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In New England, Gone Are The Days When Septic Can Be Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

February 9th, 2018

About half of New England’s households are on septic systems. That’s the highest proportion in the country. For […]

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Can the World Find Solutions to the Nitrogen Pollution Crisis?

February 9th, 2018

More and more nitrogen keeps pouring into waterways, unleashing algal blooms and creating dead zones. […]

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