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Air Pollution in New York and Connecticut

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

Here’s the view from Stratford Point in Stratford, Connecticut on a recent March morning. There was no wind to speak of, even here on the coast, or throughout the Long Island Sound region. This lack of mixing in the surface air and atmosphere meant that haze and abundant air pollution was remaining directly over land and readily apparent. It did not take long for a sea breeze to develop as the day warmed followed by a light regional southerly flow, cleansing what was sitting on top of us. Nevertheless, it is stark reminder of what we are putting into the air we breathe while contributing to climate change. There is a reason that people like me have ailments such as asthma.

Pollution over land Long Island Sound Connecticut-0073

Pollution over land Long Island Sound Connecticut-0076

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator