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If you live in the Northeast, you won’t soon forget 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. But there is one storm story you may have yet to hear. Along some areas of the Long Island coast, strong winds and waves washed over the beaches, spreading out sand to create the sandy, open spaces that the island’s winged residents rely on for nesting. For biologists, the restored beach habitat was a sign of hope for the… Read More

Researchers hope a simple ingredient found in your kitchen cupboard might help control an aggressive marsh invader.

Hurricane Sandy hit Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge hard. In the years since, the Service and its partners have worked to make the refuge more resilient to storms. At the end of October, another storm put those efforts to the test.