Archive for March 2009

FBI joins investigation of environmental terrorism threat in Plainfield – Norwich Bulletin

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FBI joins investigation of environmental terrorism threat in Plainfield – Norwich Bulletin: “Plainfield, Conn. — Police, state environmental officials and FBI agents are scouring an area off Mill Brook Road in response to an eco-terroism threat levied against developers of a proposed wood-burning power plant in Plainfield.” Group Says It Contaminated Plant Site | TheDay.com:

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"Complete Streets" Begins in the Hill | New Haven Independent

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

"Complete Streets" Begins in the Hill | New Haven Independent: “Last year for their science project these three fourth-graders clocked an oil truck at 52 miles per hour and even a school bus racing at nearly 40 by their school, John C. Daniels Elementary. On Monday afternoon, they joined city officials and others on a

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Complete Streets Experts, and Fourth Graders, Call for Livable Streets in Hill Neighborhood | New Haven Safe Streets Coalition

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Complete Streets Experts, and Fourth Graders, Call for Livable Streets in Hill Neighborhood | New Haven Safe Streets Coalition: “The aim is to make streets safer and more walkable through roundabouts, curb bump outs, tree plantings, on-street parking, bicycle lanes and even a raised intersection where needed, to slow down drivers.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Tick bites leading to dramatic rise in Lyme disease in Brookline – Brookline TAB

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

One of the species of ticks known to transmit Lyme disease. (www.cdc.gov) Tick bites leading to dramatic rise in Lyme disease in Brookline – Brookline TAB: “Lyme disease is a tick-born bacterium that can cause fever, headache, fatigue and a distinctive skin rash. Early symptoms appear between three and 30 days after the tick attaches

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Highlights of draft bill to curb global warming – The Connecticut Post Online

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Highlights of draft bill to curb global warming – The Connecticut Post Online: “House Democratic leaders released a first draft of legislation to curb emissions from global warming. Here are the highlights:” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Emissions plan moderate in scope: Sidesteps cap-and-trade question of who pays | Washington Times

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Emissions plan moderate in scope: Sidesteps cap-and-trade question of who pays | Washington Times: “House Democrats sidestepped one of the thorniest cap-and-trade issues Tuesday when outlining their proposal to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, choosing a more moderate path for what is likely to be one of their hardest political battles.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: Ornithologists say it’s rare to see as many Arctic birds as Northeast has this winter | Vermont Public Radio

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

VPR News: Ornithologists say it's rare to see as many Arctic birds as Northeast has this winter | Vermont Public Radio: “Large numbers of Arctic birds have made their way to Northeastern states in the past few months. Although it’s not unusual for these birds to come south in the winter looking for food, ornithologists

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Business: Zurich Integrated Products Begins Accepting Pollution Liability Business in North Central and Northeast U.S. Regions | BusinessWire

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Zurich Integrated Products Begins Accepting Contractor’s Pollution Liability and Site-Specific Pollution Liability Business in North Central and Northeast U.S. Regions | BusinessWire: “SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Zurich North America Commercial announced today that its Zurich Integrated Products (ZIP) unit is now accepting submissions in 20 North Central and Northeast states, including Connecticut, for its contractor’s pollution

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Event: Solar Leasing House Tour at noon and 2 p.m. April 11, 2009 in Cromwell Connecticut

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Solar Leasing House Tour at noon and 2 p.m. April 11, 2009 in Cromwell Connecticut, Sponsored by PACE and The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund: On Saturday, April 11, a house in Cromwell with a leased solar electric system will be open for tours beginning at noon and 2 p.m. This large 9.4kW solar electric system

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Tough Times Call for More Regionalism, Not Less – Regional Plan Association | Spotlight Vol. 8, No. 6

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Tough Times Call for More Regionalism, Not Less – Regional Plan Association | Spotlight Vol. 8, No. 6: “Within the tri-state metropolitan region, there are increasing signs that the usual battles over jobs and tax revenues are intensifying. The battle over how to resolve the MTA’s enormous operating and capital deficits is perhaps the most

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Connecticut Land Conservation Conference 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 4, 2009, at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut | CTEnvHeadlines

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Connecticut Land Conservation Conference 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 4, 2009, at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut: Sharpen your skills, make connections and learn more about the most important issues facing Connecticut’s land conservation community today! As the state’s largest annual land conservation gathering, this year’s conference is bigger and better than ever, with

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Groups Pursue Economic Development Through Green Initiatives | CT Environmental Headlines, NHRegister

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Go green to make green, report says- The New Haven Register – Serving Greater New Haven, CT: “A group of 11 leading environmental organizations in Connecticut released a 16-page report Tuesday that makes recommendations for investing in seven key areas that they say would create sustainable, high-paying jobs while protecting the environment.” Environmental Groups Pursue

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Experts aim for streets safe for all users – The New Haven Register

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Experts aim for streets safe for all users – The New Haven Register: “Funded by the South Central Regional Council of Governments, neighborhood residents came together Monday evening to discuss options for change in the immediate future and long-term. The aim is to make streets safer and more walkable through roundabouts, curb bump outs, tree

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Riverfront Revitalization, Rails to Trails: Vision Walk Gains Traction At P&Z Meeting | newhartfordplus.com

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Riverfront Revitalization, Rails to Trails: Vision Walk Gains Traction At P&Z Meeting | newhartfordplus.com: “The rails to trails concept was floated, with a New Hartford trail connecting Collinsville to Riverton, just as they had been connected in the time of the trains. This idea had been looked at in the past but it had been broght to

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U.S. Proposes to Slash Harmful Ship Emissions Along the Nation’s Coastlines to Save Lives | US EPA

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

U.S. Proposes to Slash Harmful Ship Emissions Along the Nation’s Coastlines to Save Lives | US EPA: “The United States took a critical step towards protecting Americans from harmful ship emissions by becoming the first country to ask the International Maritime Organization to create an emissions control area (ECA) around the nation’s coastline, the EPA

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Region: Utilities plan to let consumers watch energy use – The Boston Globe

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Utilities plan to let consumers watch energy use – The Boston Globe: “Thousands of Massachusetts electric utility customers could be using cutting-edge technology next year that will let them monitor electricity use, increase efficiency, and make it easier to access renewable energy.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Democrats unveil global warming bill – 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog – Political Intelligence – Boston.com

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Democrats unveil global warming bill – 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog – Political Intelligence – Boston.com: “WASHINGTON — House Democrats today are unveiling their climate change legislation, a bill that would seek to cut carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020 and by 85 percent by 2050.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Dredging of Westbrook river to wait – The New Haven Register

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Dredging of Westbrook river to wait – The New Haven Register: “WESTBROOK — The town decided to forgo dredging planned to deepen the mouth of the Patchogue River channel this spring, after it received just one bid for the project — a bid twice as costly as what the Harbor Commission had anticipated.” Provided by

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Hatchery ready for opening day – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Hatchery ready for opening day – Norwich Bulletin: “Plainfield, Conn. — There will be more than 400,000 hungry new trout in the state’s rivers, streams and ponds for the opening day of fishing season April 18.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Greenway board sidesteps dog ban – The Connecticut Post Online

Mar 31st, 2009 | By

Greenway board sidesteps dog ban – The Connecticut Post Online: “DERBY — Dog feces on the Derby Greenway is a problem, but a bigger problem may be the dogs themselves, one member of the committee that oversees the path said.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com