Archive for July 2009

Is it a result of climate change or something else? | csmonitor.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Is it a result of climate change or something else? Part 1 withi a link to Part 2 | csmonitor.com: “This week, the Web is abuzz with climate-related news: An astronaut commented that humankind’s impact on Earth was visible from space; the UN climate chief visited Mongolia, a semiarid country undergoing rapid desertification, to talk

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Stew may sell; Leonard puts Orange land on block for $14.5 million – The New Haven Register

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Stew may sell; Leonard puts Orange land on block for $14.5 million – The New Haven Register: “ORANGE — Stew Leonard Jr. must have changed his will. Nearly 13 years after he bought the site, Leonard confirmed Wednesday that his Marsh Hill Road land is on the market for the first time, and the dairy

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10 towns get cash for electricity generation – The New Haven Register

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

10 towns get cash for electricity generation – The New Haven Register: “Stratford and nine other Fairfield County towns are in line for $10.8 million in grants from the state to build distributed generation systems in their communities.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Energy task force lends support to wind farm – The Middletown Press

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Energy task force lends support to wind farm – The Middletown Press: “MIDDLETOWN — The Clean Energy Task Force wants Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano to pursue an idea for a wind farm. The notion came to Giuliano by way of Middlefield First Selectman Jon Brayshaw, who would like to have wind turbines installed on Higby

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City seeks proposals for land in Maromas – The Middletown Press

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

City seeks proposals for land in Maromas – The Middletown Press: “MIDDLETOWN — Proposals to develop city-owned land in Maromas for recreational or agricultural use are due Friday. The city seeks to lease up to 256 acres it owns in Maromas, a largely undeveloped area in the southeastern section of Middletown.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



State purchases, preserves Weigold Farm property – The Register Citizen

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

State purchases, preserves Weigold Farm property – The Register Citizen: “TORRINGTON — Several acres of Torrington farm property were completely acquired by the state on Wednesday, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced today that the state is completing the acquisition of development rights of the Weigold Farm, on Weigold Road, assuring that nearly 150 acres will

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How this country could help small farm owners – By Jim Goodman, via The Register Citizen

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

How this country could help small farm owners – By Jim Goodman, via The Register Citizen : “Goodman says the beauty of the measures he discussed in this article is that not only will they give farmers a chance at a living wage, but they will also help stabilize the supply and price of food.”

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the July edition of the Green Chronicles | BuildingCTGreen Blog

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

the July edition of the Green Chronicles | BuildingCTGreen Blog: This month’s issue includes news about Apollo Solar of Bethel, Connecticut, being one of five projets designed to advance to the next stage of development of solar energy grid integration systems, or SEGIS, through the investment of up to $11.8 million announced by Energy Secretary

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Stonington To Try Out New Treatment Method For Sewage To Save Costs | TheDay.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Stonington To Try Out New Treatment Method For Sewage To Save Costs | TheDay.com: “Stonington – The Board of Finance gave the Water Pollution Control Authority the go ahead Tuesday to test a sewage-treatment method that could save the town at least $1.5 million in initial costs and could end the controversial process of shipping

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Residents skeptical of septic system pollution finding | TheDay.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Residents skeptical of septic system pollution finding | TheDay.com: “Old Saybrook – Residents at a town meeting on a proposal to require upgrades to septic systems to abate groundwater pollution issues expressed skepticism Wednesday that septic systems in the town’s beach communities are in fact polluting the state’s waters.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Barn owners may turn to Historic Barns initiative for preservation aid – The Connecticut Post Online

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Barn owners may turn to Historic Barns initiative for preservation aid – The Connecticut Post Online: “Todd Levin is the Hamden-based director of the now two-year-old Historic Barns initiative for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. The initiative joins similar efforts in a number of states, said Levine, and was kicked off by the Trust’s

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It’s Harvest Season For CSA Shareholders At Boulder Knoll | The Cheshire Herald

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

It’s Harvest Season For CSA Shareholders At Boulder Knoll | The Cheshire Herald: “Every Monday and Thursday, crops are harvested on a two-acre portion of land that the Friends of Boulder Knoll has leased from the Town.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: What is Your Vision for Guilford?: Committee Seeks Public Input on Conservation & Development Plan – Guilford Courier

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

What is Your Vision for Guilford?: Committee Seeks Public Input on Conservation & Development Plan – Guilford Courier: “What is important to you as a resident of the town of Guilford? Affordable housing for your grown children or elderly parents? A new school for your teenager? A town with lots of open space and hiking

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Attorney general joins Newtown’s efforts to halt railroad expansion – NewsTimes.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Attorney general joins Newtown's efforts to halt railroad expansion – NewsTimes.com: “NEWTOWN — Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has joined Newtown in its efforts to stop the expansion of the Housatonic Railroad’s waste facility in Hawleyville.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



By Degrees – White Roofs Catch on as Energy Cost Cutters – NYTimes.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

By Degrees – White Roofs Catch on as Energy Cost Cutters – This is one in a series of NYTimes articles about stopgap measures that could limit global warming | NYTimes.com: “Relying on the centuries-old principle that white objects absorb less heat than dark ones, homeowners are in the vanguard of a movement embracing “cool

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McKinney won’t challenge Himes in 2010 – The Advocate

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

McKinney won't challenge Himes in 2010 – The Advocate: “HARTFORD — Ending months of speculation over whether he’d seek the congressional seat once held by his father, state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney on Wednesday said he will not challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Himes next year. During his tenure in the Legislature, McKinney has made

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Beetles Feast On Invading Loosestrife – Courant.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Beetles Feast On Invading Loosestrife – Courant.com: “WEST HARTFORD — – An army of leaf-munching beetles is quietly winning a war against an invasive crop of purple loosestrife threatening the wetlands of Westmoor Park.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



State Buys Rights To 165-Acre Farm – Courant.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

State Buys Rights To 165-Acre Farm – Courant.com: “GRANBY/WEST SUFFIELD — – Despite the state’s well-publicized fiscal crisis, the administration of Gov. M. Jodi Rell seems determined to continue saving Connecticut’s vanishing farmlands.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



SUBASE Earth & Self Fair a hit | The Dolphin

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

SUBASE Earth & Self Fair a hit | The Dolphin: “GROTON, Conn. – Hundreds of Sailors came and enjoyed over 70 exhibits and presentations at the Taking Care of Earth and Self Fair in Submarine Base New London’s Dealey Plaza, July 23. Heather Burns Demelo, from Connecticut Green Scene spoke about making your home a

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State 12th in coastal beach water quality | TheDay.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

State 12th in coastal beach water quality: 2008 ranking tracks percentage of test results failing to meet standard | TheDay.com: “Branford – Connecticut ranks 12th among 30 coastal states for the percentage of times last year tests at its public coastal beaches failed to meet water-quality standards due to pollution from stormwater, sewage, wildlife excrement

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