Archive for July 2009

Beach Closings Along Connecticut Shoreline Continue To Climb – Courant.com

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Beach Closings Along Connecticut Shoreline Continue To Climb – Courant.com: “Pollution closed Connecticut’s beaches on Long Island Sound 25 percent more frequently last summer than it did during the summer of 2007. The Natural Resources Defense Council Wednesday released its annual report on the quality of the nation’s water and beaches, with state officials warning

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Aquarion takes construction plan back to town, will visit appeals board | Greenwich Post

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Aquarion takes construction plan back to town, will visit appeals board | Greenwich Post Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Climate Revolt: Major Science Group ‘Startled’ By Outpouring of Scientists Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears! Clamor for Editor to Be Removed! | Climate Depot

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Climate Revolt: Major Science Group 'Startled' By Outpouring of Scientists Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears! Clamor for Editor to Be Removed! | Climate Depot: “An outpouring of skeptical scientists who are members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are revolting against the group’s editor-in-chief — with some demanding he be removed — after an editorial appeared

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Event: Stamford Mayoral Candidate Mike Pavia to be honored Thursday, July 30, by Gov. M. Jodi Rell | ConnecticutPlus.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Stamford Mayoral Candidate Mike Pavia to be honored Thursday, July 30, by Gov. M. Jodi Rell | ConnecticutPlus.com: “Pavia served as Stamford’s Public Works Commissioner where he was recognized by state officials for having one of the most comprehensive and productive recycling programs in Connecticut.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Timeless East River, Kayaker’s Dream – Guilford Courier

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Timeless East River, Kayaker’s Dream – Guilford Courier: “Seemingly traced freehand through a tidal wilderness, the Hammonassets called it Aigicomock. The Mohegans dubbed it Moosamuttuck. We know it as the East River, the stream that meanders beneath the Clapboard Hill Road bridge. For kayakers, it’s a little piece of paradise. The East River’s brackish water,

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Weston honors Dan Wilder for service on SWRPA | Weston Forum

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Weston honors Dan Wilder for service on SWRPA | Weston Forum: “The Planning and Zoning Commission honored Dan Wilder for his service to the town with a proclamation that was presented to him at the commission’s meeting Monday, July 20. Mr. Wilder represented Weston for 27 years on the South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA),

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Blumenthal: Get The "Yuck" Out Of The Sound | New Haven Independent

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Blumenthal: Get The "Yuck" Out Of The Sound | New Haven Independent: “Contaminated runoff containing human excrement and other foul substances are ruining many of Connecticut’s beaches, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (pictured) said today. He recommended using federal stimulus money to improve sewers, especially those in older cities where untreated sewage winds up in Long

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Making Connecticut and Westchester Towns More Livable – Regional Plan Association

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Making Connecticut and Westchester Towns More Livable – Regional Plan Association: “A new study released today by Regional Plan Association examines how mayors from six communities in Connecticut and New York can revitalize their downtowns, promote transit oriented development, and provide residents with more walkable and livable communities.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Water’s Edge Expansion Plan Criticized At Hearing In Westbrook – Courant.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Water's Edge Expansion Plan Criticized At Hearing In Westbrook – Courant.com: “WESTBROOK – A public hearing about a proposed expansion plan at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa drew about 50 people to Tuesday’s meeting of the zoning commission.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Feds Invest in Solar Energy Grid Integration | Environment News Service

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Feds Invest in Solar Energy Grid Integration | Environment News Service: “WASHINGTON, DC, July 29, 2009 (ENS) – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the investment of up to $11.8 million for five projects designed to advance the next stage of development of solar energy grid integration systems, or SEGIS, for utilties, businesses and homes.”

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CT approves $10.8M for energy projects | Hartford Business

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

CT approves $10.8M for energy projects | Hartford Business: “State utility regulators have approved a plan devised by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. in East Hartford to hand out $10.8 million in capital grants to 10 Fairfield County communities to improve their energy reliability and costs. The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)

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Cargill animal feed plant closure adds to farmers’ woes: Courtney, Rell take steps to ease ‘crisis’ – Norwich Bulletin

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Cargill animal feed plant closure adds to farmers’ woes: Courtney, Rell take steps to ease ‘crisis’ – Norwich Bulletin: “The coming closure of an animal feed plant in Franklin will add costs to the budgets of local farmers, worsening their plight in an atmosphere already plagued by low selling prices.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



State to buy development rights to 82 acres of Wallingford farmland | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

State to buy development rights to 82 acres of Wallingford farmland | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “WALLINGFORD – The state of Connecticut is preparing to purchase the development rights to an 82-acre tract of farmland near the intersection of Whirlwind Hill and Branford roads for $1.2 million, assuring that the land can be used only for agricultural purposes.”

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Experts: beaches improving, could be better – The Connecticut Post Online

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

Experts: beaches improving, could be better – The Connecticut Post Online: “A national report says water quality at Connecticut’s coastal beaches is improving — but experts and advocates want to see it get even better.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: Energy Alternatives releases energy saving Greenward Ridge Vent | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

Energy Alternatives releases energy saving Greenward Ridge Vent | CT Environmental Headlines: New York, N.Y. — Connecticut-based Energy Alternatives recently announced the introduction of the patent pending Greenward Ridge Vent for homeowners. The Greenward Ridge Vent harvests ambient hot attic air as it escapes through the ridge of your roof. The thermal heat is then

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Event: APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition titled ‘Water and Public Health," Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 7-11, 2009 | APHA.org

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition titled ‘Water and Public Health,” Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 7-11, 2009 | APHA.org: "The 137th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 7-11, 2009, is the premier Public Health Educational Forum! Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public

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Event: Pequot Library screening movie ‘Fresh’ 7 p.m. Aug. 12 | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

Pequot Library screening movie ‘Fresh’ 7 p.m. Aug. 12 | CT Environmental Headlines: Pequot Library and the Fairfield Green Food Guide are presenting the first community screening in Connecticut of the newly released documentary food film “FRESH” on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm in the Library’s auditorium. FRESH, a widely-acclaimed production of documentary filmmaker

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State Beach Closings / Advisory Days on the Rise | ctenvironment.org

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

State Beach Closings / Advisory Days on the Rise | ctenvironment.org: “Branford – Environmental groups gathered today at beautiful Branford Point Beach with Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Senator Ed Meyer, Representatives Dick Roy, Pat Widlitz, Lonnie Reed, and other state and local officials to release the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) 2009 Testing the Waters

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Shoreham tests eye power plant cooling | Newsday.com

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

Shoreham tests eye power plant cooling | Newsday.com: “A solution to the decades-old problem of how to cool older power plants without killing marine life may soon lie 30 feet beneath the bottom of Long Island Sound, just outside the shuttered Shoreham nuclear power plant.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New environmental curbs on Port Jefferson power plant | Newsday.com

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

New environmental curbs on Port Jefferson power plant | Newsday.com: “New York State is requiring new measures to reduce the damage a decades-old water-cooling system inflicts on marine life near National Grid’s power plant in Port Jefferson, but some environmentalists want stricter measures.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com