Archive for February 2008

Development and preservation efforts compete on Connecticut’s coastline | WSHU

Feb 29th, 2008 | By

Development and preservation efforts compete on Connecticut’s coastline | WSHU: “MADISON, CT (2008-02-29) Connecticut’s coastline is one of the state’s greatest natural resources. It’s also one of the most desired places to live, which causes a conflict between the development of housing and efforts to preserve open space along the Long Island Sound.” Listen in

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Today’s Headlines

Feb 29th, 2008 | By

LOCAL A letter to the editor of The Hartford Courant: Drying The Natural Way | Courant.com: “On the lease for my apartment are the words ‘You may not hang laundry or any clothes items on porches, out of windows or in any areas outside of your apartment.’ The ‘right to dry’ bill, if passed, would

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Scientists advance ‘drought crop’ | BBC News | Americas

Feb 29th, 2008 | By

Scientists advance “drought crop” | BBC NEWS | Americas: “Scientists say they have made a key breakthrough in understanding the genes of plants that could lead to crops that can survive in a drought.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Green-e Climate Certifying Carbon Offsets | Environmental Leader

Feb 29th, 2008 | By

Green-e Climate Certifying Carbon Offsets | Environmental Leader: “The Center for Resource Solutions has launched Green-e Climate, what it says is the nation’s first independent certification for carbon offset products. The company has certified products offered by retailers 3Degrees, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Community Energy, and Renewable Choice Energy.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Shell Oil outlines 12-point energy plan | Oil & Gas Journal

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

Shell Oil outlines 12-point energy plan | PennEnergy Oil & Gas Journal: “HOUSTON, Feb. 28 — Shell’s 12-point plan addresses energy supply, energy demand, and environment. It was compiled after Shell executives visited 50 US cities in 18 months in what the company called “A National Dialogue on Energy Security.” Shell Oil Co. Pres. John

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CT Youth Activist Network Convergence planned

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

CYAN Convergence Planned | Great Land Trust.net: “Connecticut Youth Activist Network Convergence 2008, takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515. This event is being hosted by the Environmental Futurists at SCSU. Skills workshops include: Organizing 101: Intro to

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Addressing Easton’s drinking water | Fairfield Minuteman

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

Addressing Easton’s drinking water | Fairfield Minuteman: “Attending Easton’s Conservation Commission’s Tuesday night meeting, Kierran Broatch, coordinator of the Endangered Lands Coalition, spoke to the group about the coalition, its mission and its desire to add the Easton commission to its membership list.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



BP chief signals renewables profit drive – Times Online

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

BP chief signals renewables profit drive | Times Online: “Tony Hayward, BP’s chief executive, yesterday gave the market a strong signal that he wants to realise value from the company’s loss-making investments in renewables.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Today’s Headlines

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

BROADWATER A letter to the editor of Newsday from NY state Sen. Carl L. Marcellino in response to Blumenthal’s article earlier this week: Home insurers must be prudent — Newsday.com: “Yes, it is time to foster a partnership between our two states. Blumenthal’s words are encouraging, but New York needs a partner, not a cheerleader.”

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UN environment group sets up climate neutral forum | Reuters.com

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

News | Africa – Reuters.com: “MONACO, Feb 21 (Reuters) – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a new online network on Thursday to help countries, cities and firms aiming to be ‘climate neutral’ exchange ideas on ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Neutral Network will connect people around the world who have

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Google, News Corp., Patagonia, Others Form Calif. Green Power Group | Environmental Leader

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

Google, News Corp., Patagonia, Others Form Calif. Green Power Group | Environmental Leader: “Fourteen California companies have formed a California affiliate network of The Green Power Group which will share best practices for purchasing and developing renewable energy. The big names involved include Advanced Micro Devices, Apple, BT Americas, Cisco, eBay, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Intuit,

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UTC Releases 2007 CSR Report, GHG Emissions Down 5% | Environmental Leader

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

UTC Releases 2007 CSR Report, GHG Emissions Down 5% | Environmental Leader: “The company’s environmental objective is to cut greenhouse gas emissions three percent annually and water consumption 2.5 percent annually from 2007 to 2010. In 2007, the company says it cut greenhouse gas emissions five percent and water consumption six percent.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Everything you wanted to know about water privatization: Waterblogged .info

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

Getting serious with Waterblogged.info: Water Privatization: Waterblogged.info Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



It’s Time for the UN to Make Water a Human Right | AlterNet: Water

Feb 28th, 2008 | By

AlterNet: Water: It’s Time for the UN to Make Water a Human Right: “We need a global solution in form of a United Nation Covenant on water.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Reject The Broadwater Proposal | Suffolk Life Newspapers

Feb 27th, 2008 | By

A letter to the editor of Suffolk Life from Suffolk County Legislator Daniel P. Losquadro CCing Gov. Eliot Spitzer: Suffolk Life Newspapers – Reject The Broadwater Proposal: “This letter is to Governor Eliot Spitzer. I am writing to you regarding the Broadwater LNG terminal proposed for the Long Island Sound. As a Suffolk County legislator

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The Big Green Lie | Orion magazine

Feb 27th, 2008 | By

The Big Green Lie | Orion magazine: “Cutting CO2 emissions is difficult, even for a motivated company. That’s because energy is cheap; there’s limited incentive to conserve it. Businesses will cherry-pick projects that save the most energy at the lowest cost but decline to make the deeper, less profitable (or even costly) emissions cuts necessary

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Tackling Ticks & Lyme Disease, Romaine Pushes For $$ For 4-Poster Program

Feb 27th, 2008 | By

Tackling Ticks & Lyme Disease, Romaine Pushes For $$ For 4-Poster Program | Suffolk Life Newspapers: “County Legislator Ed Romaine (R-Riverhead) has declared war on Lyme disease, taking the fight to Shelter Island by asking the county for $155,000 to kick off a four-year tick eradication project there.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



South East Penssylvania Transportation Authority goes green by reducing pollution | The Temple News

Feb 27th, 2008 | By

SEPTA goes green by reducing pollution | The Temple News: “The South East Pennsylvania Transportation Authority also has plans to add 400 new diesel-electric hybrid buses to its existing 32 between 2008 and 2011. In addition to being more fuel efficient, the buses will reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 80 percent and carbon dioxide by

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Deadline for Early Bird registration for the March 8, 2008, LIS Citizens Summit on the health of the Long Island Sound Fishery is Friday, Feb. 29

Feb 27th, 2008 | By

The deadline for Early Bird registration for the March 8 Long Island Sound Citizens Summit on the health of the Long Island Sound Fishery is this Friday, Feb. 29. To download the registration brochure, visit http://longislandsoundstudy.net. Registration can be completed by filling in the form provided, and faxing or mailing it in with payment. If

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Mercy Center Spring Equinox Celebration offers events for the whole family

Feb 27th, 2008 | By

Free programs on March 15 & 16 include birds, tours, exhibitors, outdoor nature activities and a plant sale. “We’ve planned an event for families to celebrate the reawakening of the earth with programs featuring live birds, exhibitors, tours, and nature activities to help us connect with this season,” explained Sherill Baldwin, Mercy Center’s director of

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