Archive for June 2008

Construction to Start On Cleaner Power Plant In Middletown — Courant.com

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

Construction to Start On Cleaner Power Plant In Middletown — Courant.com: “MIDDLETOWN — – After the blasting, crushing and spreading of 1.6 million yards of earth and rock, construction is about to start on the Kleen Energy power plant on the site of an old feldspar mine in the Maromas area. It’s a nearly $1

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New Bruce exhibit examines climate change – Greenwich Time

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

New Bruce exhibit examines climate change – Greenwich Time: “‘Climate Change: From Snowball Earth to Global Warming’ opens Saturday and will be on exhibit through Nov. 9. It was planned to pair with ‘Phenomenal Weather,’ another science exhibit that opened in March and runs through Nov. 30.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



NRG Energy Adds 40 Megawatts of Capacity to Cos Cob Generating Station

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

NRG Energy Adds 40 Megawatts of Capacity to Cos Cob Generating Station: “NRG Energy has completed major improvements at its Cos Cob generating station in Fairfield County, Conn. that have added 40 MW of clean reliable power to the site. The plant is now capable of providing power to more than 80,000 homes during high

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Report: Solving State’s Tough Environmental Problems Requires Lifestyle Changes — Courant.com

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

ROBIN SIDOTI wipes her forehead while stacking, with Joanne Jensen, hay bales from a field at the Krell Farm in Farmington. Thomas Harrison, chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, calls the pace of farmland preservation in the state “disastrously slow.” (MARK MIRKO / HARTFORD COURANT / June 25, 2008) Report: Solving State's Tough Environmental

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Stratford Mayor James Miron says Long Beach sale in danger – The Connecticut Post Online

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

Stratford Mayor James Miron says Long Beach sale in danger – The Connecticut Post Online: “STRATFORD — Democratic Mayor James R. Miron on Wednesday warned about 50 supporters of his proposal to sell Long Beach West to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the plan could die because of politically motivated Town Council members who

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Report compares Plum Island to mainland sites for new lab | The Suffolk Times

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

Report compares Plum Island to mainland sites for new lab; Says economic losses much larger if virus released on mainland Download PDF | The Suffolk Times: “Plum Island is the best place for a new biosafety level four research facility in terms of the economic consequences that would result should the deadly foot and mouth

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State earns C+ for environment – NewsTimes.com

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

State earns C+ for environment – NewsTimes.com: “Connecticut is lagging behind on its efforts to preserve open space and working farmland. It really has no control over one major source of air pollution — the exhaust from cars and trucks — and its citizens are using more energy every year.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New Milford urged to save its farmland – NewsTimes.com

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

New Milford urged to save its farmland – NewsTimes.com: “less than 2 percent of New Milford’s prime farmland soil has been preserved. The town has more than 1,000 acres of farmland among five existing Ridge Road farms — one a working farm, one just sold, and three others that are expected to go on the

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‘We need to stop subsidizing sprawl’ | East Hartford Gazette

Jun 26th, 2008 | By

‘We need to stop subsidizing sprawl’ | East Hartford Gazette: “We need to stop subsidizing sprawl and reinvest in infrastructure in communities that can accommodate smart growth and protect open space and our dwindling agricultural assets before we pave over them.” By Jason Rojas Councilor and candidate, 9th Assembly Dist. (D). Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Expert will assess the state of birds | NHRegister.com

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Expert will assess the state of birds | NHRegister.com: “FAIRFIELD — Milan Bull of the Connecticut Audubon Society will discuss the health and future of the state’s bird life at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rotary Room of Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road. His free talk kicks off the Fairfield Beach Residents Association’s

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Rivers will require constant attention – The Connecticut Post Online

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Rivers will require constant attention – The Connecticut Post Online: “Long gone are the days of toxic rivers lined with decaying factories. Today, the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers are vibrant signals of a region reborn, offering all the hope and promise that led Connecticut’s earliest settlers to this area in the first place. But the

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A Nice Stretch For Hiking — Courant.com

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

A Nice Stretch For Hiking — Courant.com: “Combining Beauty Of The Metacomet Trail, Playfulness Of Yoga” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



State OKs search for power – The Connecticut Post Online

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

State OKs search for power – The Connecticut Post Online: “In the hope that finding new electric sources will drive down prices, state regulators gave the go ahead Wednesday for millions of dollars worth of new generation projects in Bridgeport, Milford and New Haven… The projects will provide more electricity for the grid during times

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Transfer Station Move Fought — Courant.com

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Transfer Station Move Fought — Courant.com: “HADDAM – Homeowners in the Shailerville section of town are joining forces to fight a bid to relocate the town’s solid waste transfer station to Rutty Ferry Road. According to town documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the town is hoping to purchase a sand pit on

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Hitting the river, page one: Norwich University emagazine

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Hitting the river | Norwich University emagazine: “Intense lessons on life, geology andthe ecology of the Connecticut River Valley. Every year, ID (for “interdisciplinary”) 110 begins with five days of indoor instruction, which is part dress-rehearsal for the live show on the Connecticut and part bombardment with everything ecology and geology,” A nice feature story,

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Colchester Considers Establishing Dog Park — Courant.com

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Colchester Considers Establishing Dog Park — Courant.com: “COLCHESTER – The town has a playscape, a splash park and a recreation complex with fields for humans to play on. Now, the parks and recreation department is thinking about creating a self-funded park for man’s best friend.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Report has mixed results for Conn.’s environment | The AP via The Hartford Courant

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Report: Mixed results for Conn.'s environment — The AP via The Hartford Courant: “HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut’s air quality last year was the best it has been in decades, according to a new government report on the state’s environmental health. While the amount of pollutants in the air declined, there were 20 days classified as

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Daycation: There’s An Unsung But Splendid State Beach In Milford — And It’s Free — Courant.com

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Daycation: There's An Unsung But Splendid State Beach In Milford – Silver Sands – And It's Free — Courant.com Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Public Absent From Transit Open House | New Haven Independent

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

This is not good …. Public Absent From Transit Open House | New Haven Independent: “These transportation planners had no one to talk to but themselves at two New Haven open houses on transportation priorities. That’s because no one from the public showed up. The public meetings — minus the public — were held Tuesday

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Next Town Manager Named For East Hampton — Courant.com

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Next Town Manager Named For East Hampton — Courant.com: “EAST HAMPTON – A former Connecticut resident with a background in transportation planning will be the next town manager. The town council Tuesday unanimously voted to hire Jeffery O’Keefe, the transit manager for Santa Clarita, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of about

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