Archive for July 2009

More weevils unleashed to attack invasive vines in Greenwich – Greenwich Time

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More weevils unleashed to attack invasive vines in Greenwich – Greenwich Time: “Another batch of tiny weevils was unleashed Thursday in an effort to stem the growth of the mile-a-minute vine in Greenwich.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



First Selectman Miller Seeking Fourth Term – Valley Courier

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

First Selectman Miller Seeking Fourth Term – Valley Courier: “ESSEX – First Selectman Philip Miller is running for his fourth two-year term. He made the expected announcement last Wednesday standing before the steps of the Town Hall and a crowd of approximately 60 supporters. His running mate will be Norman Needleman. Under his leadership, Miller

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Pulling chestnuts out of the urban forest | ConnecticutPlus.com

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

Pulling chestnuts out of the urban forest | ConnecticutPlus.com: “Have you sighted any American chestnut trees in the Norwalk area or other parts of Connecticut? The Norwalk Tree Alliance and the Connecticut chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation are looking for examples of the tree that once blanketed the Eastern U.S. more profusely than other

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All of Connecticut’s pick-your-own farms | pickyourown.org

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

All of Connecticut’s pick-your-own farms | pickyourown.org: “This page provides a detailed list of the Connecticut’s pick-your-own (PYO, U-pick, pick-it-yourself) farms in Connecticut.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Petition for Law to Stop Unwanted Junk Mail | Green Education Network

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

Petition for Law to Stop Unwanted Junk Mail | Green Education Network: “Stop Unwanted Junk Mail and the Trashing of Trees, Mailboxes, Landfills and Taxes!” FACT: most household waste is the bulk 3rd class paper mail known as junk mail. FACT: 40% of all waste in U.S. landfills is paper waste. FACT: The United States

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City’s Conservation Corps members hit the streets | Bridgeport News

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

City’s Conservation Corps members hit the streets | Bridgeport News: Conservation Corps members should begin walking door-to-door in pairs in targeted neighborhoods late this week. They received a few weeks of training at City Hall Annex before hitting the streets for interaction with the public.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Milone Presents Council With Year’s Goals | The Cheshire Herald

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

Milone Presents Council With Year’s Goals | The Cheshire Herald: “Milone wants to expand the Town government sustainability initiative. This involves a green initiative on the Town’s part to reduce what is put into the waste stream. The Town wants employees to recycle more cans and bottles, use reusable stainless steel bottles instead of disposable

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Alternative Energy Investments on the Rise – DealBook Blog – NYTimes.com

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

Alternative Energy Investments on the Rise – DealBook Blog – NYTimes.com: “According to a report issued Wednesday, venture capital investments in alternative energy increased 73 percent over the past three months in what may be a sign that bad market conditions are subsiding.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New Fairfield, New Milford get grants for Housatonic restoration – NewsTimes.com

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

New Fairfield, New Milford get grants for Housatonic restoration – NewsTimes.com: “‘It’s been a long, drawn-out process,” Elaine LaBella of the Housatonic Valley Association said Wednesday. The HVA, based in Cornwall, will get nearly $300,000 in the grants, plus share in another $740,000 plan to preserve land in Sharon.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Darien Library wins top Connecticut Green Building Award

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

Darien Library wins top Connecticut Green Building Award | Darien Times: “The Connecticut Green Building recently announced the winners of its second annual Design Awards, with Darien Library winning the top award for Institutional/Public Building. At a luncheon held last month at the Peabody Museum at Yale University, the 2009 Connecticut Green Building Awards Program

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Construction Of New Quinnipiac River Bridge To Begin Next Spring – Courant.com

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

Construction Of New Quinnipiac River Bridge To Begin Next Spring – Courant.com: “Work begins next spring on a new Q Bridge, with five lanes in each direction, exit and entrance ramps, and full shoulders. The work is part of an even larger project — a $2.2 billion, 16-year endeavor to unclog the New Haven corridor.

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Mass.: Coast Guard approves LNG plan – The Herald News, Fall River, Mass.

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

Coast Guard approves LNG plan – The Herald News: “Fall River — The Coast Guard captain of the port for southeastern New England advised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thursday that the Weaver’s Cove Energy proposal for an offshore liquefied natural gas terminal fulfills navigation and safety requirements.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: N.Y. wind energy corruption probe reaches Vermont: Rutland Herald Online

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

N.Y. wind energy corruption probe reaches Vermont: Rutland Herald Online: “MONTPELIER – New York’s far-reaching investigation into allegations that wind developers paid local officials to approve their energy projects moved into the state of Vermont this week.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



More than $16.6 million announced for Connecticut initiatives | ConnecticutPlus.com

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

More than $16.6 million announced for Connecticut initiatives | ConnecticutPlus.com: “Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) announced that Connecticut projects will receive more than $16.6 million in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill passed by the Senate last night. Dodd and Lieberman worked with their colleagues in the Senate and on the Appropriations

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350.org Co-coordinator Jamie Henn gives an update on where we stand

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

“350.org Co-coordinator Jamie Henn gives an update on where we stand, less than 90 days from the October 24 International Day of Climate Action. He talks about why the UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen can be an unprecendented global collaboration — or a suicide pact — and how you can help determine how this story

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Business: Clinton Company on Extreme Makeover: Connecticut Water Donates Time & Materials in Homebuilding TV Show – Harbor News

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Clinton Company on Extreme Makeover: Connecticut Water Donates Time & Materials in Homebuilding TV Show – Harbor News: “CLINTON – Some neat things are happening over at Connecticut Water Company, including an appearance on a national television show, a reduction in their customers’ rates, and the recent publishing of their water quality report.” Provided by

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19 Housatonic River Projects included in Restoration Plan | Litchfield County Times

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

19 Housatonic River Projects included in Restoration Plan | Litchfield County Times: “Nineteen Litchfield County projects have been included in the final draft of the Housatonic River Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plan. The plan is designed to restore the Housatonic River Basin as nearly as possible to the state it enjoyed before being contaminated by

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Is Cornwall, Connecticut really ‘the greenest town’ in CT? | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Is Cornwall, Connecticut really ‘the greenest town’ in CT? | CT Environmental Headlines: An attentive reader brought to my attention the fact that the website for the Town of Cornwall states in its banner that it is the “greenest town in CT,” as well as the fact that is the home of the famous mid-19th

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Darien Land Trust lands a fish | Darien Times

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Darien Land Trust lands a fish | Darien Times: “Darien Land Trust has joined Connecticut’s efforts to help build the populations of alewives, a type of river herring on which the osprey, some shore birds and many large fish depend on for sustenance. Once they’ve spawned in a freshwater pond or lake, alewives head downstream

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Preston Democrats pick conservation board member to challenge Congdon – Norwich Bulletin

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Preston Democrats pick conservation board member to challenge Congdon – Norwich Bulletin: “Preston, Conn. — The Preston Democratic Town Committee has endorsed Conservation Commission member Tim Bowles for first selectman in the November race against incumbent Robert Congdon.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com