Archive for April 2009

Group Sounds Alarm on European Bee Industry – NYTimes.com

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Group Sounds Alarm on European Bee Industry – NYTimes.com: “BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Europe’s beekeeping industry could be wiped out in less than a decade as bees fall victim to disease, insecticides and intensive farming, the international beekeeping body Apimondia said on Monday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Griswold Needs Members For Wetlands Panel | TheDay.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Griswold Needs Members For Wetlands Panel | TheDay.com: "Griswold – The Inland Wetlands & Watercourse Conservation Commission is in need of two new members." Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Franklin ash landfill vote today | TheDay.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Franklin ash landfill vote today | TheDay.com: “Franklin – Residents will decide in a referendum today whether the town should oppose the proposed ash landfill. Voters will cast their ballots from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: Lighting at Grand Central Goes Green With Fluorescent Bulbs – NYTimes.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Lighting at Grand Central Goes Green With Fluorescent Bulbs – NYTimes.com: “Six wiremen unscrewed the last remaining incandescent bulbs in the building, replacing them with compact fluorescent bulbs and completing the greening of the lighting system at the bustling station.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Cute Photo: No rush to freedom | TheDay.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Cute Photo: No rush to freedom | TheDay.com: “A male hooded seal rescued in Maine and a female grey seal rescued in New Jersey take their time getting to the water during their scheduled release back into the wild by the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration Wednesday at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, R.I.”

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Business of Green – The New York Times

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Business of Green – The New York Times: NYTimes Business of Green section addresses bringing efficiency to the infrastructure; the “solar shirt” — flexible solar panels; foundries’ energy savings measures; generating renewable power from the ocean and more. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



What’s the Story with Clearing the (Green)Way? – East Haven Courier

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

What’s the Story with Clearing the (Green)Way? – East Haven Courier: “Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT) Town Chair Barbara Brow checked in with the Courier recently to update the community about the SGT’s progress. Brow said that SGT’s partnership with Boy Scout Troop 401 continues to reap dividends as another Eagle Scout’s project recently entailed clearing

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Event: Winter Hill Farm Referendum At One Voting Place — Courant.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Winter Hill Farm Referendum At One Voting Place — Courant.com: “GLASTONBURY – The referendum on the town’s purchase of the 140-acre Winter Hill Farm will be held at one location May 19. The Academy Building, located adjacent to town hall at 2143 Main St., will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. so residents

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Region: Schumer seeks to speed stimulus money on buses at Nassau Hub — Newsday.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Schumer seeks to speed stimulus money on buses at Nassau Hub — Newsday.com: “New bus lines require reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act. Those take 18 months to two years at best, and by that time the federal stimulus package may be fading into memory.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: Report: Suffolk gets F for ozone levels; Nassau’s unmonitored — Newsday.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Report: Suffolk gets F for ozone levels; Nassau's unmonitored — Newsday.com: “Suffolk residents last year were still breathing in alarmingly bad air, according to an American Lung Association report released Tuesday that also said New York City had unhealthy levels of pollutants.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Federal Grants, Loans To Help Stafford Overhaul Water Treatment Plant — Courant.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Federal Grants, Loans To Help Stafford Overhaul Water Treatment Plant — Courant.com: “STAFFORD – The town learned Wednesday that it will receive federal stimulus grants and loans to pay for a much-needed overhaul of the water treatment plant.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Transforming Carbon Waste Into Fuel – NYTimes.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Transforming Carbon Waste Into Fuel – NYTimes.com: “IF the government regulates carbon dioxide emissions, power plants and other factories will probably start removing CO2 from their smokestacks and will have to pay to get rid of it. The conventional wisdom is that it will be sequestered underground.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Latest Stamford artificial turf fields open – The Advocate

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Latest Stamford artificial turf fields open – The Advocate: “STAMFORD — Two synthetic turf fields opened at West Beach Park on Wednesday, despite mixed reactions over health and building concerns throughout the construction process.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



State House passes BPA ban – The Advocate

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

State House passes BPA ban – The Advocate: “HARTFORD — Despite a plea by Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. to consider economic effects, the House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 128-14 for first-of-its-kind legislation restricting the use of Bisphenol-A in canned foods sold in state.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Are Connecticut’s Water Supply Laws Adequate? — Courant.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Are Water Supply Laws Adequate? Yale Farm Questions: Golf course project in northwestern Connecticut was a triple bogey– Courant.com: “That the state has adequate water is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage, with droughts and shortages in other parts of the country, and could even spur a migration back to the Northeast in coming years. Water

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Smart Infrastructure Brings Efficiencies to Roads, Rail, Water and Food Distribution – NYTimes.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Smart Infrastructure Brings Efficiencies to Roads, Rail, Water and Food Distribution – NYTimes.com: “Smart infrastructure is a new horizon for computer technology.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



National Briefing – South – Florida – Stimulus for Everglades – NYTimes.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

National Briefing – South – Florida – Stimulus for Everglades – NYTimes.com: “Everglades restoration will get a lift from about $96 million in federal stimulus money.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



CCEJ’s Mark Mitchell named Dr. Mark Mitchell ‘2009 Man of the Year’ by African-American Affairs Commission | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

CCEJ’s Mark Mitchell named Dr. Mark Mitchell ‘2009 Man of the Year’ by the state of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission | CT Environmental Headlines: Hartford, CT – The State of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) has named Dr. Mark Mitchell its 2009 Man of the Year. The award comes in recognition of Dr. Mitchell’s long

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Nation’s primary alternative energy lab and other energy projects get $193M from stimulus | Minneapolis Star Tribune

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Nation's primary alternative energy lab and other energy projects get $193M from stimulus | Minneapolis Star Tribune: “GOLDEN, Colo. – The primary U.S. lab for renewable energy will receive $110 million in federal stimulus money and another $83 million will go toward wind energy efficiency and other alternative power projects, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said

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Transit Advocates Seek Congressional Help To Secure Funding — Courant.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Transit Advocates Seek Congressional Help To Secure Funding — Courant.com: “At a meeting Wednesday at Hartford’s historic Union Station, Dale Marsico told mass transit supporters that their best chance lies with Dodd, whose Senate banking committee has substantial power in determining how transportation funds are divvied up.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com