Archive for November 2008

Wilton schools strive to do better as energy score is "pretty average" | Wilton Bulletin

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Wilton schools strive to do better as energy score is "pretty average" | Wilton Bulletin: “The Wilton Energy Commission was formed 15 months ago, charged with promoting resource conservation, energy efficiency and renewable resources in Wilton’s public buildings, businesses and homes. At the Board of Education meeting Monday night, Michael Lindberg, commission chair, announced the

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Highstead Arboretum leads regional effort to protect forests, open space – NewsTimes.com

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Highstead Arboretum leads regional effort to protect forests, open space – NewsTimes.com: “Bill Toomey — the director of the Highstead Arboretum — and Bill Labich — Highstead Arboretum’s regional conservationist — envision finding ways to preserve the crucial, narrow links of forested and open space land, and all the good it does for the region,

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Bush Aides Rush to Enact a Rule Obama Opposes – NYTimes.com

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Bush Aides Rush to Enact a Rule Obama Opposes – NYTimes.com: “WASHINGTON — The Labor Department is racing to complete a new rule, strenuously opposed by President-elect Barack Obama, that would make it much harder for the government to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed on the job.” Provided by

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In Maryland, Focus on Poultry Industry Pollution – NYTimes.com

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

In Maryland, Focus on Poultry Industry Pollution – NYTimes.com: “How to handle the 650 million pounds of chicken manure produced in the state each year has sparked a fierce debate between environmentalists and the state’s powerful poultry industry.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Connecticut’s Newspapers Are Dying – Good | TheDay.com

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Connecticut's Newspapers Are Dying – Good | TheDay.com: “If you work in Connecticut’s newspaper industry, the news isn’t good. Journal Register Company, publisher of the New Haven Register and dozens of other Connecticut dailies and weeklies, is planning to unload several of its publications, including The Bristol Press and The (New Britain) Herald.” Provided by

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Westchester faces $235M work on sewage plants to limit Sound pollution | lohud.com | The Journal News

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Westchester faces $235M work on sewage plants to limit Sound pollution | lohud.com | The Journal News: “WHITE PLAINS – Westchester residents who live along Long Island Sound could pay as much as $350 more on average a year in sewer fees under a plan to drastically reduce nitrogen levels in the water. Nitrogen, a

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Solar unit is man’s latest foray into saving energy | stargazette.com | Star-Gazette

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Rick Heinig, of Ecovative Energy Co., talks about the solar panel on his roof that heats the Horseheads home’s water supply. (Jennifer Kingsley/Staff Photo) Solar unit is man's latest foray into saving energy | stargazette.com | Star-Gazette Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Separating glass by color makes it far more valuable | Press of Atlantic City

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Separating glass by color makes it far more valuable | Press of Atlantic City: “Regarding the Nov. 23 article, “Rising costs, falling value could shatter glass recycling,” which mentioned our firm: … We don’t think single-stream recycling represents the best way to recycle glass or, for that matter, other materials whose post-collection value is degraded

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Colchester: Cato Corner Farm’s owners take step to prevent future development – Norwich Bulletin

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Jersey cows are shown in August at Colchester’s Cato Corner Farm. The farm uses raw, unpasturized milk to make handcrafted cheeses. A state agency has acquired a conservation easement on the property, restricting future development there.(Tali Greener/ NorwichBulletin.com) Colchester: Cato Corner Farm’s owners take step to prevent future development – Norwich Bulletin: “Cato Corner Farm,

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OUR VIEW: We need investment in renewable energy – The Bristol Press

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

OUR VIEW: We need investment in renewable energy – The Bristol Press: “When people talk about renewable energy, the problem of infrastructure always comes up. How can you choose biodiesel or solar or electric or wind, when each option means making such a major investment of capital and (shudder) long-term planning? Rell, in actually putting

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New Haven May Tear Down A ‘Wall’ — Courant.com

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

New Haven May Tear Down A 'Wall' — Courant.com: “Remaking Road Will Clear Space, Reconnect Downtown” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Whitetail deer hunting season opens Monday with state herd topping 95,000 – MassLive.com

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Whitetail deer hunting season opens Monday with state herd topping 95,000 – MassLive.com: “Deer density ranges from 10 whitetails per square mile in northwestern Massachusetts to 50 to 60 on Nantucket Island, where the state’s highest Lyme disease in humans is recorded. A special hunt was instituted last year at the request of residents. While

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Vermont man works to determine the value of forests – NewsTimes.com

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Vermont man works to determine the value of forests – NewsTimes.com: “Robert Costanza is the director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. His mission in life is trying to determine the economic value of a forest — how it profits a community to have a woods nearby.” Provided by

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Talk on Global Warming and Energy Policy | middletowneye

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Talk on Global Warming and Energy Policy | middletowneye: “The Jonah Center for Earth and Art invites the public to a talk by Roger Smith, Coordinator of the Connecticut Climate Coalition and Campaign Director of Clean Water Action. Roger will tell us what energy- and climate-related legislation is coming up in the January 2009 session

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Conn., MTA consider cutting 4 Metro-North trains — Newsday.com

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Conn., MTA consider cutting 4 Metro-North trains — Newsday.com: “STAMFORD, Conn. – Connecticut’s Department of Transportation is considering cutting four Metro-North Railroad trains to help close a budget gap. The reductions would affect the New Haven Line, which Connecticut owns.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Endangered Baby Ocelot born through artificial insemination at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo | Bridgeport Banner

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Endangered Baby Ocelot born through artificial insemination at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Bridgeport Banner: “Two endangered Brazilian ocelots at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo underwent artificial insemination procedures at the Zoo in August 2008. As a result of the August procedures, an endangered Brazilian ocelot kitten was born at the Zoo on October 31. This is the

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NY AG Andrew Cuomo sues FERC over Broadwater permits | Civiletti.blogspot.com

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

NY AG Andrew Cuomo sues FERC over Broadwater permits | Civiletti.blogspot.com: “(Nov. 26) Two New York agencies are asking a federal court to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of Broadwater Energy’s application to site, build and operate a liquefied natural gas terminal in L.I. Sound.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



What a bunch of garbage! This trashy joint in Stratford is fun for the whole family | The Republican-American

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

The Trash-o-saurus at the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority’s Garbage Museum in Stratford.What a bunch of garbage! This trashy joint in Stratford is fun for the whole family | The Republican-American: “The one thing you don’t expect to find at a museum devoted to garbage is a wizard. And yet, there he was, just inside the

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Warblers staying put in bug-filled New Haven | The Republican-American

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Wilson’s WarblerWarblers staying put in bug-filled New Haven | The Republican-American: “…This fall an unusual number of species that usually clear out of Connecticut have been turning up.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



1,000 Friends Of CT Recognition Of Storrs Center – AmericanTowns.com

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

1,000 Friends Of CT Recognition Of Storrs Center – AmericanTowns.com: “1000 Friends of Connecticut reviewed two developments against smart growth criteria and will announce it gives high marks to 360 State Street, New Haven and Storrs Center, Mansfield. The announcements were made at the statewide smart growth education and advocacy organization’s Second Annual Smart Growth

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