Archive for July 2009

Greenwich Lyme disease advocates have hopes for hearing – Greenwich Time

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Greenwich Lyme disease advocates have hopes for hearing – Greenwich Time: “Many local eyes and ears will turn to Washington on Thursday, when a medical panel convenes to hear expert testimony guidelines for Lyme disease. The hearing by the Arlington, Va.-based Infectious Diseases Society of America is the result of an investigation by Connecticut Attorney

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Greenwich ZBA to review water company plans – Greenwich Time

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Greenwich ZBA to review water company plans – Greenwich Time: “A water company’s bid to expand its Greenwich water treatment plant is going back to the town six months after the Planning and Zoning Commission denied the proposal.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Science Weekly podcast: Jonathon Porritt criticises UK’s climate change policy | Science | guardian.co.uk

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Science Weekly podcast: Jonathon Porritt criticises UK's climate change policy | Science | guardian.co.uk: “The environmentalist questions whether politicians understand the urgency of climate change. We also talk to Ann Druyan, widow of Carl Sagan, about Cosmos – possibly the greatest science documentary series ever made (and you can win a copy). Finally, a visit

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World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns | Environment | The Guardian

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns | Environment | The Guardian: “The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun’s activity increases, leading the planet to heat up significantly faster than scientists had predicted for the next five years, according to a study.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Letter to the Editor: Good Idea, Bad Location – Courant.com

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Letter to the Editor: Good Idea, Bad Location – Courant.com: “Mike McGarry [Place, July 26, ‘From A Dump To A Garden‘] is to be commended for thinking outside the box with his proposal to build a greenhouse that could commercially grow vegetables on top of Hartford’s North Meadows landfill.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



A Quest for Batteries to Alter the Energy Equation – NYTimes.com

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

A Quest for Batteries to Alter the Energy Equation – NYTimes.com: “This summer the Obama administration plans to announce how it will distribute some $2 billion in stimulus grants to companies that make such advanced batteries for hybrid or all-electric vehicles and related components. International Battery in Allentown, Pa., is vying for a modest chunk

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Is High-Speed Rail a Good Public Investment? – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Is High-Speed Rail a Good Public Investment? – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com: “By Edward L. Glaeser, an economics professor at Harvard.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



More Ticks, More Misery – Room for Debate Blog – NYTimes.com

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

More Ticks, More Misery – Room for Debate Blog – NYTimes.com: “Is the tick problem getting worse, or does it just seem that way at this time every year? Five scientists address the question and give their own answers in this article in The New York Times.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Environmentally Sustainable Back-to-School Supplies for College Students | smith.edu via environmental news bits

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Environmentally Sustainable Back-to-School Supplies for College Students | smith.edu via environmental news bits: “NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Before she graduated from Smith College in May, Jessica O’Hare developed an environmental sustainability back-to-school shopping list for the students who come after her. “Environmental sustainability is an integral piece of student life at Smith,” wrote O’Hare in prefacing

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Green Jobs Study Released For Bridgeport Area | BuildingCTGreen

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Green Jobs Study Released For Bridgeport Area | BuildingCTGreen: “The report points out that by focusing on occupations known to be associated with green industries, participants in training program have a better chance of gaining the skills necessary to work in the major green industries and also established sectors. As the new economy grows these

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Inland Wetlands Examines Beacon Hill. Finds Invasive Plants | New Haven Independent

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Inland Wetlands Examines Beacon Hill. Finds Invasive Plants | New Haven Independent: “Plans for the proposed Beacon Hill Estates are proceeding slowly as the developer and engineer deal with questions from Branford’s Inland Wetlands Commission, challenges presented by invasive plants and the concerns of neighbors.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Lieberman down, not out, on climate| The Associated Press

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Lieberman down, not out, on climate| The Associated Press: WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Lieberman riled Democrats last year by criticizing then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. Now the Connecticut independent is helping the president push for a bill to combat global warming. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



William Berkley elected to National Parks and Conservation Association board of trustees | NewsTimes.com

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

William Berkley elected to National Parks and Conservation Association board of trustees | NewsTimes.com: “William Berkley, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of property-casualty insurance holding company W.R. Berkley Corp. in Greenwich, has been elected to the board of trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New York’s Objection to the Broadwater Energy LNG Project Upheld | olemiss.edu via http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NotInOurSound

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

New York’s Objection to the Broadwater Energy LNG Project Upheld | olemiss.edu via http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NotInOurSound: “Broadwater failed to establish that its project is consistent with the objectives of the CZMA. Although national interest is furthered in a significant and substantial manner, that national interest does not outweigh the Project’s adverse coastal effects. In addition, the Secretary

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Democrats On P&Z Question Richetelli Land Deal | Milford Connecticut Daily Blog

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Democrats On P&Z Question Richetelli Land Deal | Milford Connecticut Daily Blog: “The Planning and Zoning Board has given its OK to the city’s acquisition of 7.6 acres for open space on Burnt Plains Road, which Mayor James L. Richetelli Jr. said will link several tracts.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Canton Seeks To Revive Hydropower Along Farmington River – Courant.com

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Canton Seeks To Revive Hydropower Along Farmington River – Courant.com: “Richard Barlow, sees an opportunity to create cheap, renewable energy. He and other local officials think that the town’s dams could provide low-cost electricity for as many as 2,000 homes. Barlow has proposed restoration of the former Collins company turbine stations and the gate house

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Energy Commission Hopes To Enlist Community Help For Project | The Cheshire Herald

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Energy Commission Hopes To Enlist Community Help For Project | The Cheshire Herald: “The Cheshire Energy Commission is hoping residents take “green” initiatives as seriously as they do. For the next month, the Energy Commission will be accepting marketing and promotional ideas from local citizens, groups, or organizations, all trying to put together the most

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63 communities to get returns on recycling – The New Haven Register

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

63 communities to get returns on recycling – The New Haven Register: “HARTFORD — For years, the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority has been reminding people that it pays to recycle. Soon, 63 cities and towns will get checks to prove it.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Milford remains at odds over recycling plant idea – The New Haven Register

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Milford remains at odds over recycling plant idea – The New Haven Register: “Recycling Inc. sought to sort and process construction and demolition debris in a 45,000-square-foot building on 7.93 acres.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Timberlake christens eco-friendly golf course – The New Haven Register

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Timberlake christens eco-friendly golf course – The New Haven Register: “MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Justin Timberlake celebrated the opening of his renovated, environmentally friendly golf course in style on the 10th tee — by smacking his drive 291 yards.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com