Was it hundreds from Conn? or Thousands? at the ?#?PeoplesClimateMarch?? The Associated Press, and therefore just about every newspaper in the state, ran the headline, courtesy of The AP, “Hundreds head from Conn. to NYC for climate march.” Other news organizations followed suit, like CBS reporting “Thousands to attend climate march.”
Having ridden the train with others, both going (on Saturday) and coming home Sunday, I think hundreds is a very low average estimate. Thousands of people from the state were in those trains. I spoke with people who boarded trains close to 7 a.m. Many others filled the trains later in the morning and day.
- CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development
- Preston report focuses on town’s future
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- State Probing Millstone Water Dumped Into Long Island Sound
- EHHI submits comments on proposed Remediation Standard Regulations for Evaluation of Risk-Based Decision Making
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- NRC As signs New Resident Inspector to Millstone Nuclear Plant
- Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary
- Neighbors question Yale’s use of pesticides
State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than two billion gallons of water discharged into Long Island Sound from Connecticut’s nuclear plant.
Enjoy this exciting two-day nature festival at Audubon’s sanctuary in northern Greenwich – a celebration of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich’s “Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this great event from Headlines sponsor Audubon Connecticut!
Connecticut’s DEEP Wildlife Division reminds motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours. September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut’s small but expanding moose population in the northern part of the state.
While the terns are currently thriving, their environment is being overrun by nuisance and invasive plant species, such as the wild radish, Black Swallow-wort, and Asiatic Bittersweet, that threaten to destroy their nesting sites.
A note from Louis W. Burch, Government Relations, Citizens Campaign for the Environment Pharmacies will be able to take back unused medications for safe disposal Flushing and landfilling are never the right disposal solutions for unused pharmaceutical drugs. After years of relentless advocacy by CCE and our partners, safe drug disposal options will now become
It’s a prime habitat for nesting birds, including upland sandpipers, grasshopper sparrows and bobolinks. However, an $84 million, 350,000-square-foot outlet shopping center is planned for the site.
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The federal government has awarded Tweed New Haven Regional Airport $764,624 to do further study on noise mitigation measures, including determining the first dozen homes to benefit out of 187 identified in a federally-funded noise mitigation study as affected by noise.
In the able hands of farmer-poet Scott Chaskey, seedtime serves as an ideal point of departure for a meditation on how the story of seeds is “interwoven with our own story.” For Chaskey it is interwoven at many levels: the parallel identity of the author and the farmer, of writing and seed-sowing, becomes one of the recurring threads in his richly textured, poetic and unflinchingly political Seedtime. Click on this Environmental Headline to read more from our regular contributor Aaron Goode.
Taking place at one of the best birding spots on the East Coast, the Audubon CT Migration Festival will include bird walks led by Chris Loscalzo, bird banding demonstrations, a hawk flight identification workshop (come see some hawks flying south for the winter), monarch butterfly tagging (they’re migrating too), a live raptor show with a falconer from Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education organization, and much more. If you want to see some birds, you won’t be sorry you came to this festival.
Connecticut’s DEEP says the bobcat apparently involved in the attack on a woman in Bozrah Saturday tested positive for rabies. The results were obtained this afternoon from the State Health Lab administered by the Department of Public Health.
3 Degrees/Northeast Clean Power is providing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for all of the electrical power that will be used at the Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo. This event is supported in part by Environmental Headlines and the City of New Haven Mayor’s Community Arts Grants Program.
Good News in Guilford! Public comments about our first proposed Shoreline Greenway Trail section in Guilford were very positive from many of c. 50 folks attending the Public Hearing last Wednesday, August 13. Thank you to everyone who answered the call!
As part of an overall effort to address public health and environmental issues raised by the use of Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced a grant program that offers a financial incentive for the removal or replacement of older, less efficient units. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
The Long Island Sound Study released an update this month as a remedy. “What we’re trying to do,” Mark Tedesco EPA’s director of the LIS office said, “is see how climate change can affect really everything we do — to try to integrate into our thinking and planning, whether it’s controlling nutrient runoff that could change with more intense storms,” or protecting coastal wetlands, a critical buffer between ocean and homes during storms.
The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) will use their 18th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup on Sept. 26, 27 as a way to push for solutions to river waste. The Cleanup supports policies and legislation that help keep waste from ending up in local rivers and streams. The Council also supports a new vision of zero waste for the Connecticut River and its tributaries.
The Coalition Backs Joint EPA-Army Corps “Waters Of The United States” Proposal To Clarify Clean Water Act Protections For Nation’s Waters
A new management and conservation plan for Long Island Sound identifies six problem areas that should be addressed by governmental agencies and environmental and university groups.
Nearly 50 acres in Lyme, Conn., will become part of the Whalebone Cove Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, thanks to collaboration of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. The conserved parcel almost doubles the total acreage of the division, bringing it up to 116 acres.
In the spirit of spreading awareness for the importance of making good choices while purchasing food, a nutritional outreach program, one of many across Connecticut, is occurring through UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) and UConn Extension.
The area around the Harris open space property on Mt. Parnassus has a long history of land preservation. As far back as 1933, Capt. George Comer did “give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm” the land bordering the Harris property to the state of Connecticut. This land was given to the state of Connecticut for the
The spotlight was on 12 remarkable women Thursday, June 19, at the State Capitol as Connecticut’s Conservation Partnership recognized them for their work in agriculture and natural resources conservation. This year’s theme was Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment: Stories of the Extraordinary Determination of Women, and the event honored the exceptional and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women in a non-traditional field.
Thirty or more officials from the city, Norwich Public Utilities, The William W. Backus Hospital and the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative gathered at the end of Matlack Road Monday morning had those storms and others in mind. The event marked the completion of a $9 million, four-unit diesel generation micro grid power plant that
Common sense has so far prevailed over the failed predictions of global warming proponents, and the expansion of fracking continues.
Lori Armstrong, director of nuclear safety and licensing at the plant, said 180 Millstone staff have participated in training to improve “rigorousness of troubleshooting.”
In Response to Continuing Problems with Pump Problems affecting a pump that is part of a reactor safety system will be the focus of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Special Inspection at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant.
A proposal to build a $20.5 million organic recycling and anaerobic digestion facility here, where food waste is turned into green energy, will be the subject of a public informational meeting Thursday.
Noting that significant Federal and State funds were used to finance the massive re-building of the Stratford sewer system several years ago, the EPA letterexpresses concern over the long-term viability of this wastewater infrastructure, should it be sold to a private corporation.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign sought to defend Malloy’s economic development policies in an ad released Friday that touts a $400 million deal with United Technologies Corp. approved earlier this year.
West Hartford renewable energy developer BNE Energy is cleared to build three wind turbines in Colebrook, after a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling on Monday ended a three-year legal battle.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that ridership on Shore Line East – the commuter rail line between New Haven and New London – set a new record last month with 63,959 passenger trips.
The South Western Regional Planning Agency SWRPA has prepared the Draft South Western Region 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program TIP. The TIP and associated Air Quality Conformity Documents will be available for public review and comment from September 22, 2014 through October 22, 2014.
Malloy and Greenwich businessman Tom Foley appeared separately on Monday at a transportation forum hosted by regional transportation groups.
Connecticut on Tuesday landed nearly $23 million in federal grants that advocates say will help transform Waterbury’s riverfront and dramatically improve a key freight rail line from New London to Massachusetts. About $14.4 million of the money will go toward Waterbury’s waterfront renaissance and transit center project, which Mayor Neil O’Leary has said could be
The summit is intended to kickstart a process that it is hoped will result in a substantive international agreement at next December’s global climate negotiations in Paris.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently published an op-ed on The Huffington Post on the recent pattern of extreme weather events across New York State as well as his office’s efforts to address the effects of climate change and protect our communities.
The World Meteorological Organization, an agency of the United Nations, reported recently that the global average concentration of carbon dioxide, a major GHG, reached a record level of 396 parts per million in 2013 …
WORLD leaders are at the United Nations this week, at the invitation of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to “champion an ambitious vision anchored in action that will enable a meaningful global agreement” on climate change next year. But if history is any guide, the dialogue is unlikely to produce the ramped-up response we need to address the many threats we face from the unrelenting buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. … Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Daniel C. Esty.