Archive for January 2008

ReCycleBank gets play in Davos

Jan 31st, 2008 | By

John Muir said when “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” RecycleBank tries to get households to recycle by offering coupons from businesses like Starbucks, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Staples. Wilmington, Philly, Cherry Hill are all trying it out. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Today’s Headlines

Jan 31st, 2008 | By

LOCAL Breeding Disasters | Courant.com: “There’s an elephant in the environment room. Its name is overpopulation.” Attorney General: Governor, Attorney General Praise Federal Appeals Court Dismissal Of Islander East Appeal DEP to preserve open space | RegisterCitizen.com: “CORNWALL — The state Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday announced the acquisition of 308 acres of land

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New Haven mayor supports carbon cap

Jan 30th, 2008 | By

Mayor supports carbon cap | Elm City Express: “NEW HAVEN — Mayor John DeStefano Jr. joined environmentalists Tuesday in calling for a statewide carbon cap to combat global warming.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Owning home still just a dream for most

Jan 30th, 2008 | By

NHRegister.com: “Homeownership has become slightly more affordable during the current housing market downturn, but still remains out of reach for the majority of workers nationwide, according to “Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages and the Cost of Housing in America,” a Census Bureau study that compares housing costs in more than 200 U.S. metropolitan areas, as defined

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1 CO. SUED. FOUR OTHERS AGREE TO FINES

Jan 30th, 2008 | By

NEW HAVEN ‘Doodle’ closes its doors after 58 years | NHRegister.com BROADWATER/LNG The Block Island Times: “Plans for Long Island LNG plant move ahead.” LNG bill gets hearing at Statehouse – Fall River, MA | The Herald News: “The Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security on Wednesday will consider a bill by Rep.

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EB Fined for Environmental Violations

Jan 29th, 2008 | By

EB Fined for Environmental Violations – TheDay.com: “Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that Electric Boat would pay $75,000 in penalties for environmental violations. The company also has been ordered to institute spill control measures.” The Wesleyan Argus – Ask a Professor: Dana Royer, Earth and Environmental Science: “What can we personally do to help

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Jan 29th, 2008 | By

Killing Of Deer A Lyme Solution? – Litchfield County Times: “two organizations, the Connecticut Coalition to Eradicate Lyme Disease and the Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance are seeking a drastic reduction in the state’s deer population as a way of eradicating the disease.” Concerns in Canaan Over Plan For Neighboring Asphalt Plant – Litchfield

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Jan 29th, 2008 | By

Click here to view Bob Englehart’s recent editorial cartoons. A Long Island Sound Tunnel? – Courant.com | Editorial: “A businessman’s proposal to build the world’s longest highway tunnel under the western end of Long Island Sound is breathtakingly ambitious. It also flies in the face of sensible transportation policy.” Rail ratings on the rise –

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Jan 28th, 2008 | By

LOCAL Undersea Shortcut For Long Islanders Would Be A Faster Ride But Not Cheap – TheDay.com: “Oyster Bay, N.Y. — It would be the world’s longest highway tunnel, running more than 16 miles under the west end of Long Island Sound.” Waste Storage Issues Targeted – Courant.com Panel seeks comments on Watertown biomass power plant

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Measure for Measure, The Center for Green Building

Jan 27th, 2008 | By

Measure for Measure, The Center for Green Building: “The Center for Green Building has unanimously won the Business Environmental Stewardship Award by the members of the Fairfield County Environmental Justice Network.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



‘Green’ Buildings Don’t Have to Be New – New York Times

Jan 27th, 2008 | By

LOCAL Poverty Wears On You — Courant.com: “See? There are so many creative ways of adjusting to the cumulative effects of an oil addiction, costly war, stalled economy, trade imbalance, mortgage and banking crisis, and overdependence on countries with horrible human-rights records.” Shoreline plan: The increasing hostility helps no one – NewsTimes.com: “The dispute over

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Editorial: Long Island must benefit even more from Broadwater

Jan 27th, 2008 | By

BROADWATER Editorial: Long Island must benefit even more from Broadwater — Newsday.com: “The promise of Broadwater is cheap natural gas for Long Island from a new, reliable source. After four years of hearings, studies and protests, it remains unclear whether Shell Oil and TransCanada’s proposed $1 billion liquid natural gas facility for Long Island Sound

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11 Connecticut Unions Endorse Clinton – City Room – Metro – New York Times Blog

Jan 27th, 2008 | By

11 Connecticut Unions Endorse Clinton – New York Times Blog: “Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal told the gathering of a few dozen union members that if Mrs. Clinton were elected, she would oppose the liquefied natural gas terminal slated to be built by Broadwater Energy off the coast of Connecticut in the Long Island Sound.” Provided

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Gilbert & Bennett redevelopment earns recognition for planning

Jan 27th, 2008 | By

Gilbert && Bennett redevelopment earns recognition for planning: “The 2007 Community Development Award recognizes the commitment to the sustainable redevelopment of the former Gilbert & Bennett wire mill site off Route 107.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Solar panels installed at i.Park complex on Wilton town line

Jan 27th, 2008 | By

Solar panels installed at i.Park complex on Wilton town line | Wilton Bulletin: “The former PerkinElmer building on the Norwalk-Wilton line, called i.Park Norwalk, recently had a solar roof installed to meet LEED certification energy efficient standards. The roof is part of a $50 million renovation project.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Key lawmakers support environmental bill

Jan 26th, 2008 | By

Three legislators including the chair of the state Legislature’s Environment Committee, expressed their support Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, for a bill that would address existing and proposed pollution producing facilities in communities throughout the state. Rep. Richard Roy (D-Milford), state Sen. John Fonfara (D-Hartford), and state Rep. Jack Hennessey (D-Bridgeport) addressed a crowd of about

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CT NOFA’s 2008 Community Farming Conference scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, in New Haven

Jan 26th, 2008 | By

CT NOFA’s 2008 Community Farming Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Jones Auditorium, CT Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT 06511. The conference costs $35 for NOFA members and $45 for non-members (includes a lunch made with locally grown organic foods.) The conference will

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Today’s Headlines

Jan 26th, 2008 | By

BROADWATER Quote of the day: “… I am on record … committed to preventing Broadwater. I will work with the Attorney General and when I’m president I will do everything in my power to keep our sound safe and secure.” Hillary Clinton speaking with WTNH Chief Political Correspondent Mark Davis. Long Island Sound Proposal Awaits

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Today’s Headlines

Jan 25th, 2008 | By

LOCAL The Connecticut Post Online – Rell argues for tougher emissions standards: “Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell saw it differently, arguing in testimony submitted to the panel in writing that the Clean Air Act gives California the right to set tougher emissions standards than the federal government and allows other states to copy those stricter

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Alternative Energy in Our Backyard « DanMalloy.com

Jan 25th, 2008 | By

Alternative Energy in Our Backyard « DanMalloy.com: “With the threat of global warming and the ever-increasing gas prices, businesses and residents alike are trying to find was to use alternative energy that can cut cost and reduce harmful emissions. Biodiesel, a relatively new renewable fuel alternative is produced through a refinery process that creates usable

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