Archive for July 2008

State beaches cleaner, but need more care | New Haven Register

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

State beaches cleaner, but need more care | New Haven Register: “MILFORD — State beaches bucked the national trend in closures and were open 52 percent of the time compared to 2006, state officials announced Tuesday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Byram ranks first in beach closings – The Advocate

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Byram ranks first in beach closings – The Advocate: “The most-closed beach in the state, Byram Beach in Greenwich, was shut down or had water quality advisories for 25 days in 2007.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Fuel cell decision a truly bright idea – The Connecticut Post Online

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Fuel cell decision a truly bright idea – The Connecticut Post Online: “Milford taxpayers should give credit to city energy officials for the bright bulb that went on in their thinking about how best to harness methane produced by the city’s Housatonic sewage treatment plant. Thomas Ivers, Milford’s alternative energy czar, and the city’s Alternative

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Portland Working To Rid Water System Of Bacteria — Courant.com

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Portland Working To Rid Water System Of Bacteria — Courant.com: “PORTLAND — – Local officials and the town engineer met Tuesday with an engineering consultant who specializes in water systems to discuss how to correct the ongoing problem of the presence of total coliform bacteria in the town’s water system.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



GE In Talks To Build Australian Clean Coal Power Plant | CNN Money

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

GE In Talks To Build Australian Clean Coal Power Plant | CNN Money: “MELBOURNE -(Dow Jones)- General Electric, the world’s biggest maker of power generation equipment, Wednesday said it was in talks with utilities in two Australian states to build a US$3 billion ‘clean coal’ power plant in the country that would store carbon dioxide

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Sewage spills cut into beach time | metro new york

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Sewage spills cut into beach time | metro new york: “New York. Next time you’re planning a trip to the beach, check the forecast — for the night before. Just one-tenth of an inch of rain can cause New York’s sewers to spill a mix of waste and storm run-off into the waters you’ll be

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Photo Essay: Pleasure Beach – The Lost Amusement Park | JPG Magazine: Stories

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Photo Essay: Pleasure Beach – The Lost Amusement Park | JPG Magazine: Stories Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Reviving Downtown: State money paving way for Norwich transport hub – Norwich Bulletin

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Reviving Downtown: State money paving way for Norwich transport hub – Norwich Bulletin: “Gov. M. Jodi Rell came to Norwich on Tuesday to deliver a shot in the arm to the regional transportation center. Rell said she expects $7.2 million in funding for the intermodal transportation facility to be approved when the state Bond Commission

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Manchester Awarded Grant For Historic Barn — Courant.com

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Manchester Awarded Grant For Historic Barn — Courant.com: “MANCHESTER — – With the help of a recent study grant, a historic barn may eventually become an agricultural history museum. The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation awarded a $4,500 grant to the Manchester Historical Society to study the Woodbridge Barn off East Middle Turnpike Road to

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Connecticut Beaches On Sound Cleaner In ’07 Than In ’06 — Courant.com

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Connecticut Beaches On Sound Cleaner In '07 Than In '06 — Courant.com: “Connecticut’s Long Island Sound beaches had a cleaner year in 2007 than the year before, bucking a national trend, although the improvement may simply be a result of drier weather. The state ranked roughly in the middle of coastal states examined by the

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Report finds fewer beach closings in ’07 – The Connecticut Post Online

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Report finds fewer beach closings in '07 – The Connecticut Post Online: “MILFORD — The number of days that beach-goers were kept out of Long Island Sound last summer was fewer than half the number in 2006, environmentalists said Tuesday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



$1.6 Million In State Funds For Glastonbury’s Riverside Park — Courant.com

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

$1.6 Million In State Funds For Glastonbury's Riverside Park — Courant.com: “GLASTONBURY — – A project still on the drawing board is expected to receive a boost Monday when the State Bond Commission meets to approve $1.6 million in funding for the second phase of Riverfront Park.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Remix: Al Gore’s Challenge to Repower America

Jul 30th, 2008 | By

Remix: Al Gore’s Challenge to Repower America “I do not remember a time in our country when so many things seemed to be going so wrong simultaneously. “There seem to be more tornadoes in living memory, longer droughts, bigger downpours and record floods. Today, unprecedented fires are burning in California and elsewhere in the American

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Rell Praises Local Companies’ Gas Saving Efforts | WSTC/WNLK

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

Rell Praises Local Companies’ Gas Saving Efforts | WSTC/WNLK: “The Governor’s Office is applauding over a dozen companies and businesses for their efforts to cut down on fuel usage.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Westport Beaches Fare Well in Cleanliness Study – WestportNow.com – Westport, Connecticut

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

Westport Beaches Fare Well in Cleanliness Study – WestportNow.com – Westport, Connecticut: “Westport’s beaches fared well in a new report issued today that says Connecticut’s beaches were cleaner in 2007 than in 2006 but that more work needs to be done.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Renewable energy program draws 24,600 customers since May | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

Renewable energy program draws 24,600 customers since May | www.MyRecordJournal.com : “WALLINGFORD – Since the Electric Division advertised the program in May, 277 of its 24,600 ratepayers have signed up to pay a little bit more each month to support renewable energy.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Sprout! The Connecticut College Sustainable Food Initiative: New London Farm-to-City Forum

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

Sprout! The Connecticut College Sustainable Food Initiative: New London Farm-to-City Forum: “Re-New London Council, a New London-based non-profit, and Sprout!, the sustainable food initiative at Connecticut College have partnered to provide a forum for the creation of an alternative local food system for the New London area.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Report: Conn. beaches slightly cleaner — Newsday.com

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

Report: Conn. beaches slightly cleaner — Newsday.com: “NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A new report says Connecticut’s beaches were cleaner in 2007 than in 2006, but more work needs to be done. The National Resources Defense Council report shows there were 108 closings and water advisory days in Connecticut in 2007. That’s compared to 224 in

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A Short-Sighted Vote — Courant.com

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

A Short-Sighted Vote — Courant.com: “Against the advice of the state’s attorney general and its own lawyers — and good sense — a legislative committee approved Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s proposal for a consumer rebate last week as part of a package of rules governing the auction of greenhouse gas allowances in September.” Provided by

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State may send bond funds Milford’s way – The Connecticut Post Online

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

State may send bond funds Milford's way – The Connecticut Post Online: “MILFORD — The city has a bundle of state money heading its way if the State Bond Commission approves the governor’s recommendation of more than $1.2 million for various projects here. Gov. M. Jodi Rell and House Speaker James A. Amann, D-Milford, expect

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