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Antoinette Clemetson of New York Sea Grant / Cornell Cooperative Extension chooses priorities for outreach messages during an exercise at the Coastal Ocean Acidification workshop.

Workshop focuses on messages about coastal ocean acidification

Coastal regions that are some of the most productive areas for fish and shellfish harvests are seeing changes in water chemistry that are in part associated with atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide. What those changes will mean for coastal communities and deciding how best to respond to them was the purpose of a three-day workshop April 10-12.

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Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher applicants sought

Connecticut Sea Grant is accepting applications for four Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers (LISMT) for the LISMT program in Connecticut. Pairs of teachers from each of the following grade level bands are encouraged to apply: K-8 and 9-12.

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Projects to advance knowledge of LIS water quality, marine life

Long Island Sound’s marine life and water quality will be the focus of five two-year research projects Connecticut Sea Grant will support in 2018. Proposals by four research teams from the University of Connecticut and one from Yale University School were chosen for the awards

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New rules for corralling runoff require local actions

As the state gets wetter, Connecticut cities and towns have little choice but to take better control of the water that flows over streets, parking lots and fields from rainfall and snowmelt. A March 22 UConn Climate Adaptation Academy symposium gave municipal officials information about “what works and what to watch out for” in using low-impact development techniques to manage stormwater.

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Courtney, Zeldin lead 107 congressmen supporting Sea Grant funds

Congressman Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, along with Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., led a bipartisan group of 107 members of the House of Representatives in calling on the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies to continue their support for the National Sea Grant College Program.

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