Abandoned boats, broken lobster traps, discarded tires and all types of other trash aren’t just eyesores on Long Island Sound’s beaches, coves and channels. They’re also hazards to wildlife that can impede navigation and threaten human safety and health.
In an op-ed article published in the Dec. 29, 2019, edition of The Day, Connecticut Sea Grant Communications Coordinator Judy Benson says the year 2020 can be a time for being clear-sighted about what climate change means now and in the future.
“Making Connections,” the theme of the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of Wrack Lines, focuses on how climate change is amplifying the many ways that people and nature are intertwined.
Connecticut Sea Grant’s Juliana Barrett was interviewed for a recent episode of The Full Story on WSHU Public Radio about beach resilience. Titled, “Can Beach Erosion Be Controlled?”
As National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5 – 11 calls on everyone to be more aware of how to protect themselves from natural disasters, researchers in Connecticut are exploring an area of vulnerability that shouldn’t be overlooked.
The Connecticut Adaptation Academy and The Rockfall Foundation will be presenting a workshop titled, “Site Design and Green Infrastructure for Changing Weather Patterns,” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 12.
With frequent downpours flooding many of the state’s coastal roads throughout the fall and into January – including the previous day – the workshop could hardly have had more relevance and timeliness.
Now in its second year, the Climate Corps class invites students to tackle this global challenge on local scales, methodically breaking it down into more manageable parts.
This Coastal Storm Story Map map provides information on evacuation zones and local evacuation routes, as well as links to sign up for town emergency alerts.
Federal funding for projects that protect shorelines using natural materials and environmentally friendly designs could soon be available to coastal communities through legislation introduced June 19 by Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy and California Sen. Kamala Harris.