TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama environmental advocate has been honored by the Global Waterkeeper Alliance.
John L. Wathen, who has served decades as the keeper of Hurricane Creek in Tuscaloosa County, has been named a recipient of the alliance’s Terry Backer Award.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two men were killed and two others were hospitalized when their boat capsized in the Long Island Sound off the Connecticut coast, authorities said.
Emergency responders received a report of a small boat in distress off of Shippan Point in Stamford shortly before 10:30 a.m.
Two decades after Connecticut's lobster industry collapsed, federal funding has been approved to begin removing some of the hundreds of thousands of derelict lobster traps left on the floor of the Long Island Sound, a “ghost fishery" that continues to trap and kill marine life to this day.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn (AP) — The former owner of a Connecticut marina was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and fined $45,000 for intentionally sinking abandoned boats in Long Island Sound.
John Magness, 72, of Bristol, Maine, pleaded guilty last November to a federal charge of obstructing navigable waters by sinking a vessel.
WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — Police rescued four men who became stranded when their 10-foot inflatable raft drifted out into the Long Island Sound, authorities said Monday.
Suffolk County police responded when a 911 caller reported the stranded raft shortly after 10 p.m.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police rescued three people from a sinking sailboat in the Long Island Sound off New Rochelle, authorities said Tuesday.
Marine officers responded to the Davenport Reef area shortly before 7 p.m.
A woman was shot and killed while working as a construction-site flagger in a seaside Bronx community Wednesday, and her boyfriend witnessed the attack and chased the gunman down, police said...
Congress has repealed a mandate that would have required the government to sell a mysterious piece of land in Long Island Sound that for years has housed a government animal disease research facility...
FISHERS ISLAND, N.Y. — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New London rescued two people after they abandoned their sinking fishing vessel Sunday morning.
According to a release from the Coast Guard, about 7:30 a.m.
The issue: Long Island Sound, 110 miles from tip to tip, is one of Connecticut’s most valuable natural resources with economic, recreational and environmental benefits. The coast is a mixture of state and private beaches and hard-working cities such as New London, New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford.
Authorities say they recovered the body of missing boater Spencer Mugford in Long Island Sound just before noon Friday.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said a good Samaritan reported locating Mugford's body southeast of Avery Point in Groton.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — For a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U...
STAMFORD — The last significant case stemming from a developer’s illegal demolition of the city’s only boatyard six years ago will soon come to an end.
A state Superior Court judge is set to hear final arguments next week in an appeal brought by the Long Island Sound protection group Soundkeeper against the Stamford Zoning Board and the city’s biggest developer, Building and Land Technology.
PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) — A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore...
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut and Mystic Aquarium have announced a research partnership...
STAMFORD — Doug Stevens stood on the balcony of his Palmer Landing condominium and looked down at his boat, the Jolly Mon.
“See that boat there? That’s as much the reason I live here as the condo itself,” Stevens said, the wind whipping his partially-buttoned Hawaiian shirt.
HARTFORD — A $10-million expansion plan for Silver Sands State Park in Milford would be put on hold until the summer of 2019, under legislation that was unanimously approved in the Senate early Friday.
An 89-year-old Vermont man was saved from the frigid waters of the Long Island Sound on Monday, according to his rescuers.
The response began around 6:45 p.m. on Monday with a report of a person yelling for help in the water, according to a a Tuesday statement from the U.S.
STRATFORD — The position of Long Island Soundkeeper has gone vacant since Terry Backer, the first as only soundkeeper thus far, died of brain cancer on Dec. 14, 2015.
Now the idea of having someone on the water to look out for threats to the natural habitat of Long Island Sound has again found some buoyancy.
HARTFORD — A new assessment of Connecticut’s natural environment paints a gloomy picture of declining oxygen in Long Island Sound and less state enforcement of air, water and pollution regulations.
WASHINGTON — While Sikorsky and other Connecticut’s defense-related industries are set for a soft landing in the president’s 2018 budget unveiled Thursday, Long Island Sound cleanup and small cities like Bethel and Derby might not be so fortunate.
Connecticut is soon to join Massachusetts and Rhode Island as East Coast states with marine spatial planning.
Although 2019 seems far away, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has already started planning.
GREENWICH — While water quality issues in Long Island Sound remain persistent, a panel of environmental watchdogs and local government officials agreed Greenwich has made important strides to clean up waters near its shores in recent decades.
A scene from Derek Angel’s nice day of fly-fishing at Silver Sands State Park will soon be seen by thousands of anglers across Connecticut.
With Charles Island seen in the background, a photo show Angel smiling holding a bluefish he caught in Long Island Sound.
STRATFORD - A pair of state legislators want to ban fishermen from harvesting horseshoe crab along the town’s shoreline to protect a species some believe is struggling in Long Island Sound.
“This is an adaptable species that has been around for 300 million for years,” said state Rep.
New York State this week confirmed intentions to file a lawsuit to block underwater disposal of contaminated dredge sediment in Eastern Long Island Sound, a practice long supported by Connecticut officials.