Archive for May 2009

GOP slams climate bill, claims it’s too costly – The New Haven Register

May 31st, 2009 | By

GOP slams climate bill, claims it’s too costly – The New Haven Register: “WASHINGTON — The climate change proposal developed by congressional Democrats and endorsed by President Barack Obama does little to reduce global warming and saddles Americans with high energy costs, Republicans said Saturday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



City neighborhoods schedule 2 cleanups – The New Haven Register

May 31st, 2009 | By

City neighborhoods schedule 2 cleanups – The New Haven Register: “NEW HAVEN — Residents and volunteers will be armed with tools and plants to kick off a weeklong celebration of revitalization activities called National NeighborWorks Week.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Interfaith group plants a garden – The New Haven Register

May 31st, 2009 | By

Interfaith group plants a garden – The New Haven Register: “Members of the Turkish Cultural Center joined members of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit for a dedication of Abraham’s Garden, which the two groups planted on the church’s property. All produce raised will be donated to the West Haven Emergency Taskforce, or WHEAT,

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Scofieldtown toxins create compost concerns – The Advocate

May 31st, 2009 | By

Scofieldtown toxins create compost concerns – The Advocate: “Last month, the city shut down Scofieldtown Park, adjacent to the compost site, after a federal test revealed PCBs and other toxic contaminants in the soil.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Arethusa Farm’s elite cows offer designer drink The Republican-American

May 31st, 2009 | By

Arethusa Farm's elite cows offer designer drink | The Republican-American: “Designer milk, anyone? Arethusa Farm, arguably home to the most glamorous Holstein and Jersey cows in the nation, this month will begin selling milk from its aristocratic herd.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Heading to Texas, Hudson’s Toxic Mud Stirs Town – NYTimes.com

May 31st, 2009 | By

Heading to Texas, Hudson’s Toxic Mud Stirs Town – NYTimes.com: “EUNICE, N.M. — There are not many towns in America that would welcome the 2.5 million cubic yards of toxic sludge being dredged from the bottom of the Hudson River in New York, but to hear Mayor Matt White tell it, Eunice is one of

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Himes seeks $1 billion for rail freight tunnel under Hudson – The Advocate

May 31st, 2009 | By

Himes seeks $1 billion for rail freight tunnel under Hudson – The Advocate: “U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, has asked for more than $1 billion to jump-start work on a freight rail tunnel under New York Harbor intended to remove millions of tons of truck traffic from highways.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Putting Urban Farming On The Map — Courant.com

May 31st, 2009 | By

Putting Urban Farming On The Map — Courant.com: “The advantages of urban farming are many: Local food is fresher, dollars stay in the community, sustainable home gardens can cost as little as $400 a year, very little fossil fuel is expended for transport, and the local bugs and bacteria are familiar and therefore easier for

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A Costly Win For Towns — Courant.com

May 31st, 2009 | By

A Costly Win For Towns — Courant.com: “And perhaps this $9 million lesson will encourage the General Assembly to consider class-action tort reform so taxpayers won’t ever again have to pay lawyers millions to decide how to use their own money.” Michael A. Pace, Chairman, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, Hartford. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Waste hauler tries to sway city’s recycling pick – The Advocate

May 31st, 2009 | By

Waste hauler tries to sway city's recycling pick – The Advocate: “STAMFORD — A Stamford waste hauler passed over for a recycling contract is trying to sway city representatives to reject an agreement with its rival bidder.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Commuters tapping into ride-share program – The Advocate

May 31st, 2009 | By

Commuters tapping into ride-share program – The Advocate: “After an intensive recruitment initiative this year, a state-sponsored Web site that offers rewards to commuters who carpool, vanpool, bicycle or ride the rails to work erased 6.2 million miles in automobile trips and drew thousands to join.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: Sprague Riverfest salutes waterways this Sunday – Norwich Bulletin

May 31st, 2009 | By

Sprague Riverfest salutes waterways this Sunday – Norwich Bulletin: “Sprague, Conn. — Sprague’s annual Riverfest takes place Sunday and First Selectman Cathy Osten expects a larger crowd than past years if the weather is nice. In addition to the typical activities of canoeing, kayaking and river tubing, the event will feature a farmers market and

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Pomfret School testing for wind power – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

May 31st, 2009 | By

Pomfret School testing for wind power – Norwich Bulletin: “Pomfret, Conn. — Students and faculty at The Pomfret School could get some useful data from a 131-foot tall pole on the campus’ back quad to measure wind conditions for the next year.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Property sale proceeds to go toward open space – The Middletown Press

May 31st, 2009 | By

Property sale proceeds to go toward open space – The Middletown Press: “HADDAM — In addition to approving the sale of a nearly 300-acre parcel of land this week, a town meeting also suggested how to use proceeds of the sale. The meeting approved the sale of the Johnson property, 289 acres of open space,

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As suburbs spread, program aims to keep Quiet Corner rural – Norwich Bulletin

May 31st, 2009 | By

As suburbs spread, program aims to keep Quiet Corner rural: Communities urged to preserve farms – Norwich Bulletin: “A new program focused on protecting agriculture is beginning in northeastern Connecticut. The goal of the AGvocate program is to make communities more farm-friendly through regulations and ordinances.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Training for green jobs in Wallingford | www.MyRecordJournal.com

May 31st, 2009 | By

Training for green jobs in Wallingford | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association are training and retraining more than 44,000 workers across the nation for careers in the ‘green’ job industry.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Budget proposal offers relief for Connecticut dairy farmers – Norwich Bulletin

May 31st, 2009 | By

Budget proposal offers relief for Connecticut dairy farmers – Norwich Bulletin: “Local dairy farmers will see relief from high production costs and low milk prices coming in the form of $20 million over the next two years in Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s latest budget proposal.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



East Haddam Has Plan To Purchase 408 Acres Of Open Space — Courant.com

May 30th, 2009 | By

East Haddam Has Plan To Purchase 408 Acres Of Open Space — Courant.com: “EAST HADDAM — – Four hundred acres is a major chunk of land for a town to buy at one time, but that’s what East Haddam hopes to do.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New York: Bridge babies: 5 falcon chicks hatch on Verrazano — Newsday.com

May 30th, 2009 | By

Bridge babies: 5 falcon chicks hatch on Verrazano — Newsday.com: “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched in a nest atop one of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge’s 693-foot-tall tower this spring.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New York: State’s first ‘Green’ postal truck in Huntington Station (Huntington Local) – Newsday.com

May 30th, 2009 | By

State's first 'Green' postal truck in Huntington Station (Huntington Local) – Newsday.com: “At least one postal worker in Melville will be driving “green.” On Friday the U.S. postal service rolled out the first hybrid collection livery truck in the state. The vehicle is part of a postal service test project on the use of alternative

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