Archive for August 2009

Turf war brewing over W. Haven field – The New Haven Register

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

WEST HAVEN — West Haven High School is the latest in the state to shed its old artificial turf for a newer, purportedly safer lead-free version of the fake grass. via Turf war brewing over W. Haven field – The New Haven Register.



Pecha Kucha attendees present “20×20” Visions At BAR | New Haven Independent

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

Pecha Kucha (pron. peacha coocha) originated in Tokyo. The nights — billed as “creative people talking about creative things,” in short, visual presentations — are now held in crowded rooms in cities throughout the world. The next Pecha Kucha in New Haven will take place Nov. 4.  For more information, visit the Pecha Kucha site

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The Cape Wind guessing game: Take two -The Green Blog – A Boston Globe blog on living Green in Boston

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

The proposed 130 turbine farm’s most powerful detractor, Ted Kennedy, was buried this past weekend. Obama came to the Vineyard with nary a word on it. Seven years of regulatory reviews have determined that the environmental and other impacts of the farm will be negligible. Still, opponents say there needs to be more review. Barring

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The Cape Wind guessing game: Take two -The Green Blog – A Boston Globe blog on living Green in Boston

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

The proposed 130 turbine farm’s most powerful detractor, Ted Kennedy, was buried this past weekend. Obama came to the Vineyard with nary a word on it. Seven years of regulatory reviews have determined that the environmental and other impacts of the farm will be negligible. Still, opponents say there needs to be more review. Barring

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Enjoy The Water, But Be Safe And Follow Rules | TheDay.com

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

DEP encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, but water safety is a serious issue. It is important to follow well-established and common sense rules: • Never swim alone; • Know your limits; • Obey all rules posted at a swimming area. via Enjoy The Water, But Be Safe And Follow Rules |

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Business: New Branford Green Grocer | New Haven Independent

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

The newly-opened Branford Green Grocer is aptly named — it’s right across from the Town Green, and it’s geared to the environmental movement. via New Green Grocer at the Green | New Haven Independent.



After Century of Growth, Tide Turns in Florida – NYTimes.com

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

Choked by a record level of foreclosures and unemployment, along with a helping of disillusionment, the state’s population declined by 58,000 people from April 2008 to April 2009, according to the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Except for the years around World Wars I and II, it was the state’s first

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Clash in Alabama Over Tennessee Coal Ash – NYTimes.com

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

County leaders, who are mostly black, bristle at accusations of environmental injustice, saying that the ash is perfectly safe and that criticism has been fostered by outsiders, or even competitors who wanted the ash disposal contract for themselves. via Clash in Alabama Over Tennessee Coal Ash – NYTimes.com.



Some Buildings Not Living Up to Green Label – NYTimes.com

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

The gap between design and construction, which LEED certifies, and how some buildings actually perform led the program last week to announce that it would begin collecting information about energy use from all the buildings it certifies. via Some Buildings Not Living Up to Green Label – NYTimes.com.



State DOT considers selling Route 7 property – The Advocate

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

Want to buy a home along a never-built expressway? The state Department of Transportation has outlined to the governor the benefits of selling off 14 residences purchased years ago by the state for the expansion of the old Route 7 connecting Norwalk and Danbury. via State DOT considers selling Route 7 property – The Advocate.



Stamford health tests find pesticides in wells near Scofieldtown Park – The Advocate

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

STAMFORD — City tests in response to contamination found in Scofieldtown Park have shown three homes near the former landfill have toxic pesticides in their private well water that are above levels that are safe to drink. via Stamford health tests find pesticides in wells near Scofieldtown Park – The Advocate.



TheDay.com – Crazy Concept

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

As preposterous as it sounds, artificial trees could help save the environment. One report calculated that 100,000 artificial trees – which could fit into 1,500 acres – would be enough to capture all emissions from Britain’s homes, transport and light industry. There is more information and a link to a pdf of the about the

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Pedal Power Buoys Mystic And Its Visitors | TheDay.com

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

This is the second year Mystic Community Bikes, a nonprofit, bike-share program, has provided donated bicycles as an alternative mode of public transportation, from May through October. via Pedal Power Buoys Mystic And Its Visitors | TheDay.com.



Cleanup Begins In R.I. Neighborhood | TheDay.com

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

Tiverton, R.I. – The clean up is scheduled to start in a Tiverton neighborhood so polluted with arsenic, cyanide, lead and other contaminants that its soil turned blue. via Cleanup Begins In R.I. Neighborhood | TheDay.com.



Public access to the ‘working’ Norwalk River a work in progress – The Hour

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

The city’s long-standing vision to create a public bicycle path and walkway along both sides of the Norwalk River is, to be sure, a work in progress. Some are pleased. Others are frustrated. via Public access to the ‘working’ Norwalk River a work in progress  – The Hour.



New butterfly garden and scupture are center of attention at Ryan Park – The Hour

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

More than 40 people gathered at Ryan Park Sunday to celebrate the fruits of Ganga Duleep’s labor, a Norwalk resident, who for the last five months, has worked tirelessly to bring life into this once decaying piece of city-owned property. via New butterfly garden and scupture are center of attention at Ryan Park – The

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New Club Looks For People Who Know Dirt | TheDay.com

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

Griswold – Green thumbs and those who struggle to keep ivy alive but have a passion for gardening have a new outlet to share ideas, advice and experiences. The Griswold Garden Club is looking for members who want to talk dirt and how to till it.  The garden club meets at 7 p.m. the third

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After A Century Guarding The Harbor, Ledge Light Has Seen Better Days | TheDay.com

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

From afar, the iconic house at the mouth of the Thames River appears to be a stately mansion, with its mansard roof and granite detailing. ut up close, New London Ledge Light, which turns 100 this year, is starting to look its age. via After A Century Guarding The Harbor, Ledge Light Has Seen Better

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Unexpected increase in ridership on Waterbury line | The Republican-American

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

WATERBURY — Ridership has climbed 7.8 percent on the Waterbury rail line compared with the first two quarters of 2008, growing at a faster rate than any other branch in the state, according to statistics. via Unexpected increase in ridership on Waterbury line | The Republican-American.



Waterbury’s greenway blues | The Republican-American

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

Torrents of money are flowing into a plan to build a greenway along the Naugatuck River in Waterbury. It’s a nice idea, except that it makes about as much sense as building condominiums on the slopes of Mt. St. Helens. via Waterbury’s greenway blues | The Republican-American.