Archive for October 2008

The Environmental Side of State Senate Candidates – Westport News

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The Environmental Side of State Senate Candidates – Westport News: “A sizeable audience braved the rainy weather Tuesday to attend a forum on the environment featuring state senate candidates John Hartwell, a democrat, and State Rep. Toni Boucher, R-143, at Earthplace: The Nature Discovery Center.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Glastonbury 6th-Graders To Get Greenhouse — Courant.com

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Glastonbury 6th-Graders To Get Greenhouse — Courant.com: “GLASTONBURY – Glastonbury’s sixth-grade school will get a free-standing greenhouse large enough to hold an entire class next fall, a $96,000 gift from the Glastonbury Education Foundation.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Sterling Planet Supplies 18 Million kWh of Wind Energy Credits to National Envelope | Free Online Library

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Sterling Planet Supplies 18 Million kWh of Wind Energy Credits to National Envelope | Free Online Library: “NEW YORK — National Envelope, the world’s largest envelope manufacturer, has signed a multi-year contract with Sterling Planet for the purchase of 18 million kilowatt hours of Renewable Energy Credits from wind energy projects nationwide. Sterling Planet has

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American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut Speaker Amann’s Green Energy Forum | ACEC/CT Update

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut Speaker Amann’s Green Energy Forum | ACEC/CT Update: “Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Jim Amann held a forum earlier this week to discuss ‘green’ energy and how Connecticut could gain jobs from this trend. A number of invited speakers discussed the subject. Video upcoming.” Provided by

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Northeast States Petition EPA To Require Mercury Reductions — Courant.com

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Northeast States Petition EPA To Require Mercury Reductions — Courant.com: “In an ongoing battle over mercury pollution, seven Northeast states have petitioned the federal Environmental Protection Agency to require Midwest and Mid-Atlantic power plants to reduce their emissions. The move is an effort to force the EPA’s hand on an issue advocates say has been

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Saving the Sound: Junior Oceanographers program gathers new members in Stonington – Stonington Times

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Saving the Sound: Junior Oceanographers program gathers new members in Stonington – Stonington Times: “To know Scott Tucker is to know the definition of passion and enthusiasm. Whether watching him on his self-produced public access television series, Expedition New England or meeting him in person, his exuberance for his work is apparent. Lately a lot

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Clinton Land Conservation Trust Photos on Exhibit and For Sale | The Middletown Press

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Clinton Land Conservation Trust Photos on Exhibit and For Sale | The Middletown Press: “CLINTON — An exhibit of photographic works by members of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust will be on display at Peregrine’s Landing at the Shoreline, 91 E. Main St., throughout the holiday season. The community is invited. The framed and matted

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City sets goal: Going green to boost prospects

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

City sets goal: Going green to boost prospects: “Mayor Bill Finch signed an executive order last week requiring the city to emphasize “sustainability planning” in all its actions as a way to better protect the environment. “We all have to participate in this,” Finch said.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Media Affects Public Perception of Infectious Diseases – US News and World Report

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Media Affects Public Perception of Infectious Diseases – US News and World Report: “Study found people thought certain illnesses were more dangerous if publicized: Media coverage greatly influences how people perceive the threat of infectious diseases, Canadian researchers say. For example, diseases that receive extensive coverage are likely to be regarded as especially dangerous by

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Moccia Recognizes, Appreciates Norwalk Land Trust – Norwalk Citizen

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Moccia Recognizes, Appreciates Norwalk Land Trust – Norwalk Citizen: “The next time you’re taking a walk on some of the stunning trails, secluded paths and natural preserves set aside on the 67.4 acres currently held by the Norwalk Land Trust, don’t forget the organization that made your walk possible.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Text and Audio — State Buys 450 Acres For Endangered Birds | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Text and Audio — State Buys 450 Acres For Endangered Birds | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network: “Connecticut and Massachusetts have purchased 450 acres of farm land that straddles both states. The purchase is meant to mitigate the loss of endangered bird habitat.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Issue of what not to wear emerges as voters go to polls | firstamendmentcenter.org

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Issue of what not to wear emerges as voters go to polls | firstamendmentcenter.org: “With a significant increase in the number of first-time voters this year, the issue of wearing campaign apparel to the polls has resurfaced, apparently owing in part to fears that voters will be more likely to get into arguments when wearing

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Farmland still P.O.C.D. focus | New Milford Times

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Farmland still P.O.C.D. focus | New Milford Times: “A desire to maintain New Milford’s agricultural heritage emerged as a top concern at the first public hearing held last week to examine the Plan of Conservation and Development (P.O.C.D.) for the town.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



TZ Bridge plans presented to public | MidHudson News

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

TZ Bridge plans presented to public | MidHudson News: “State officials announced last month that there will be a joint effort among several state agencies to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge just north of the existing bridge, pushing aside several other alternatives that only called renovations of the span. The next phase of the

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Norwalk officials rethink power plan after experts’ report – The Advocate

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Norwalk officials rethink power plan after experts' report – The Advocate: “NORWALK – It could be expensive for the city to move into the power business, a consulting company told lawmakers Thursday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Northeast States Petition EPA To Require Mercury Reductions — Courant.com

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Northeast States Petition EPA To Require Mercury Reductions — Courant.com: “In an ongoing battle over mercury pollution, seven Northeast states have petitioned the federal Environmental Protection Agency to require Midwest and Mid-Atlantic power plants to reduce their emissions. The move is an effort to force the EPA’s hand on an issue advocates say has been

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Large Land Purchase Will Protect Guilford Marshes – Guilford Courier

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

Large Land Purchase Will Protect Guilford Marshes – Guilford Courier: “Little is known about the saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow, a globally threatened and secretive species, but there is no debate that a recent vote by Guilford’s Board of Selectmen will provide a bit more breathing room for these birds, as well as for numerous other species

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BREAKING NEWS ::: Agreements Ensure Funding for Cleanup of Southington, Conn. Superfund Site | US EPA

Oct 30th, 2008 | By

Agreements Ensure Funding for Cleanup of Southington, Conn. Superfund Site | US EPA: “(Boston, Mass. – Oct. 30, 2008) – The federal government, along with the state of Connecticut, has reached three related settlements with numerous responsible parties that will ensure funding for environmental clean up activities at the Solvents Recovery Service of New England

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Where To Get Local Turkeys — Courant.com

Oct 30th, 2008 | By

If you must … Where To Get Local Turkeys — Courant.com Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Fewer bats this Halloween: Scientists may be closing in on why -The Green Blog – A Boston Globe blog on living Green in Boston

Oct 30th, 2008 | By

Fewer bats this Halloween: Scientists may be closing in on why -The Green Blog – A Boston Globe blog on living Green in Boston: “Bats are one of Halloween’s most enduring icons, but the mysterious creatures’ silhouettes against the moon are disappearing in the Northeast. A baffling illness has wiped out more than 75 percent

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