Climate Change

A new study shows long-finned pilot whales in the Northeast shifted north during a 25-year period, as water temperatures warmed rapidly.
Courtesy of Stony Brook University

Warming ocean waters are changing where whales and dolphins get their food, according to new research at Stony Brook University. J.D. Allen, host of WSHU's new climate podcast, Higher Ground, spoke with scientist Lesley Thorne about her research for the series. Now that it's published, he's following up.

Montauk Point Lighthouse
Kathy Kmonicek

WSHU’s new podcast about climate change, Higher Ground, explores how Long Island and other coastal communities find ways to adapt to rising sea level and extreme weather, especially in Montauk and other places that are considering moving away from the coast. Host J.D. Allen spoke with a specialist in international relations who sees this “managed retreat” as a global solution.

blue green algae
Image by Stephen Marc from Pixabay

Toxic algae blooms are on the rise and researchers at the University of Connecticut believe it’s due to climate change.

A Long Island environmental fund is getting a long overdue audit. Connecticut lacks affordable housing outside of its cities, fighting West Nile virus on Long Island, and finding ways to adapt to climate change.

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut’s oldest public housing development has been fully rebuilt after it took extensive flood damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The restored $185-million complex is in Norwalk.