Archive for February 2009

Do More With Fewer: Consolidation Of Agencies Could Bring Regional Efficiency — Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Do More With Fewer: Consolidation Of Agencies Could Bring Regional Efficiency — Courant.com: “At a time of near-desperate need to reduce the cost of government, it is imperative to gain whatever economies can be had by cities and towns acting regionally. Thus Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s proposed $50 million regionalism grant program is a good

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Rail Link Would Cut Truck Glut — Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Rail Link Would Cut Truck Glut — Courant.com: “The stupendous car and truck congestion on I-95 in southwestern Connecticut often results in long, costly delays as well as wasted energy and air pollution. Fortunately, we have been able to shift some motorists to passenger trains, buses and carpools. But what can be done about truck

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Don’t Undercut Smart Growth — Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Don't Undercut Smart Growth — Courant.com: “To decide where to invest the state’s dwindling el foldo, leaders must imagine the state as it ought to be when the recession ends. The way it ought to be is ready for smart growth.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Housing Key To Transit — Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Housing Key To Transit — Courant.com: “Finally, Connecticut is getting serious about transit. Many experts persuasively argue that a commuter rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield and better connecting the region with New York and Boston, along with other transit projects such as the Hartford-New Britain busway, can relieve congestion and auto emissions,

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What is a green roof and how does it help the environment? | American Society of Landscape Architects via Environmental News Bits

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

What is a green roof and how does it help the environment? | American Society of Landscape Architects via Environmental News Bits: The American Society of Landscape Architects announces the availability of The Roof is Growing!, an educational resource for middle-school students and teachers about green roofs and their environmental benefits. The resource includes lessons,

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‘Congestion pricing’ under review by legislators – Westport News

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

'Congestion pricing' under review by legislators – Westport News: “Two pieces of proposed legislation currently under consideration in the state Legislature target ‘congestion pricing’ as a means toward alleviating traffic on the interstates and bringing in revenue.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: Route 34 West Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Public Informational Meeting March 5

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

There will be a Route 34 West Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Public Informational Meeting to Discuss the Preferred Planning Concept for Route 34 West from 6 to 8 p.m. March 5, 2009, at 200 Orange St. (rear side of City Hall), G-2 Hearing Room. The City of New Haven, acting through its Development Commission, is

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Costa Rica Goes Carbon Neutral « Eco Interactive Costa Rica

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Costa Rica Goes Carbon Neutral | Eco Interactive Costa Rica: “The Costa Rican government is developing plans to begin offsetting all of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020, the news service La Nación reported on February 21.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Rule could clear way for long-term nuke fuel storage: Rutland Herald Online

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Rule could clear way for long-term nuke fuel storage: Rutland Herald Online: “BRATTLEBORO — A federal rule change could mean used nuclear fuel will be stored for decades at the Vermont Yankee power plant on the Connecticut River, state officials warn.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Environmentalists target proposed LNG facilities | atlanticville.gmnews.com

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Environmentalists target proposed LNG facilities: Critics at presentation in Colts Neck argue sites are unnecessary, potentially harmful | atlanticville.gmnews.com via Chad’s NotInOurSound@YahooGroups.com: “If three proposals on the drawing board win approval, there will be port storage and regasification (conversion of liquid back to gas) facilities for imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) offshore from the New

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Researchers look to the new administration to bring fresh perspectives to health, energy, climate policy and science funding | Science News

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Researchers look to the new administration to bring fresh perspectives to health, energy, climate policy and science funding. Illustration: Edel Rodriguez Science Stimulus: Researchers look to the new administration to bring fresh perspectives to health, energy, climate policy and science funding | Science News Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Rell Proposes Canceling Funds For City, Town Projects — Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Rell Proposes Canceling Funds For City, Town Projects — Courant.com: “As state leaders grapple with how to make do with less, Gov. M. Jodi Rell has proposed canceling $389 million in state and local bond projects, forcing cash-strapped towns to decide whether they can, or want to, fund their own dreams.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Stimulus law provides multiple paths to Smart Grid funding | smartgridnews

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Stimulus law provides multiple paths to Smart Grid funding | smartgridnews: “News sources are reporting that the recently signed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contains $4.5 billion for Smart Grid projects. While that is true, the law also contains other funding provisions that could support smart upgrades to the electrical grid. SSTI Weekly Digest

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Going green, expo style – The Hour

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Going green, expo style – The Hour: “The Think Green expo in Norwalk Friday drew a wide range of businesses, from banks pitching loans for green projects to green building companies, such as Norwalk’s Green Demolitions.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



BOTTLE BILL: Deposit law now includes water, but why not go all the way? — Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

BOTTLE BILL: Deposit law now includes water, but why not go all the way? — Courant.com: “The General Assembly took a giant step last week when it passed a law adding a nickel deposit to bottled water — a move that will add millions of dollars to the state’s general fund while reducing the litter

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Backus to hold disease conference – Norwich Bulletin

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Backus to hold disease conference – Norwich Bulletin: “Norwich, Conn. — Learn about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 12 in The William W. Backus Hospital’s entry level conference rooms.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Preston hit with pollution complaint over former Norwich Hospital property – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Preston hit with pollution complaint over former Norwich Hospital property – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin: “David Bingham and Robert Fromer filed an injunction in Hartford Superior Court against the Department of Public Works and the town of Preston Feb. 25, asking the court to grant a temporary injunction to block transfer of the land,

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Connecticut wildlife biologists track state’s elusive moose — Newsday.com

Feb 27th, 2009 | By

Connecticut wildlife biologists track state's elusive moose — Newsday.com: “Three years ago, state wildlife biologist Andrew LaBonte began to collect some basic data on the state’s small but growing moose population. Three weeks ago, after many hours of fruitless searching, he darted his first moose, in the vast forests of Barkhamsted and Hartland that surround

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Future of rail travel in Connecticut discussed by law school panel | UConn Advance

Feb 27th, 2009 | By

Future of rail travel in Connecticut discussed by law school panel | UConn Advance Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



GE, ATP partner to operate ATP Innovator – Offshore

Feb 27th, 2009 | By

GE, ATP partner to operate ATP Innovator – Offshore: "HOUSTON & STAMFORD, Connecticut — GE Energy Financial Services has agreed to invest $150 million in a partnership with Houston-based ATP Oil & Gas Corp. to own and operate the floating oil and gas production unit ATP Innovatorin deepwater Gulf of Mexico." Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com