Archive for August 2009

Study: Beachgoers may risk illness – Norwich Bulletin

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Study: Beachgoers may risk illness: Researchers find shoreline sand often contaminated by E. coli bacteria – Norwich Bulletin: “A recent study of seven beaches across the country by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that people who dug in the sand were more likely to develop

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Rogers International School in Stamford gets a green new look – The Advocate

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Rogers International School in Stamford gets a green new look – The Advocate: “The new home is appropriate, given the school’s focus on environmental curriculum. That focus also has led to a building on Blachley Road that is on track to meet goals set by the U.S. Green Building Council, said Sheryl Gerard from the

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National Briefing – Environment – E.P.A. to Set Limits for Water Pollution in Florida – NYTimes.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

National Briefing – Environment – E.P.A. to Set Limits for Water Pollution in Florida – NYTimes.com: “A consent decree settled a 2008 lawsuit by the Sierra Club, Florida Wildlife Federation and others against the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to get the E.P.A. to set numeric standards for runoff like fertilizers and animal waste.” Provided by

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By Degrees – Environmental Groups in Brazil Pay Farmers Not to Clear Rain Forest – Series – NYTimes.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

By Degrees – Environmental Groups in Brazil Pay Farmers Not to Clear Rain Forest – Series – NYTimes.com: “QUERENCIA, Brazil — A growing number of scientists, politicians and environmentalists argue that cash payments — like that offered to Mr. Marcolini — are the only way to end tropical forest destruction and provide a game-changing strategy

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Letter to the Editor: Hartford Needs More Transit — Courant.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Letter to the Editor: Hartford Needs More Transit — Courant.com: “If there were more options, people wouldn’t have to crowd onto one bus. Hartford needs more public transit.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



A Full-Court Press For Rail Funds — Courant.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

A Full-Court Press For Rail Funds — Courant.com: “On Thursday, nearly two dozen business, environmental, housing and transportation leaders from Connecticut and around New England wrote to the Federal Railroad Administration urging the agency to commit high-speed rail stimulus funds to the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail project.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Meter Poles For Bikes? — Courant.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Meter Poles For Bikes? Converting parking meters a step in the green direction — Courant.com: “With downtown Hartford switching to pay-and-display parking kiosks, it could be curtains for the old parking meters. But wait, this just in: Some of those old meters could be used for bike parking. Several cities across the continent — Oakland,

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Matinicus Journal – On Matinicus Island in Maine, Tensions Over Ailing Lobster Industry – NYTimes.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

On Matinicus Island in Maine, Tensions Over Ailing Lobster Industry – NYTimes.com: “The fishing industry is suffering nationally, a victim of depleted stocks, tightening regulations and competition from other countries. But Maine, which produces 80 percent of the nation’s lobster catch and depends more on fishing than most states, is especially hard hit.” Provided by

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Debating Just How Much Atrazine Is Safe in Your Water Glass – Series – NYTimes.com

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Debating Just How Much Atrazine Is Safe in Your Water Glass – Series – NYTimes.com: “Popular weed killer atrazine often washes into water supplies and has become among the most common contaminants in American reservoirs and other sources of drinking water.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Op-Ed Contributor – A Farm on Every Floor – NYTimes.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Op-Ed Contributor – A Farm on Every Floor – NYTimes.com: “IF climate change and population growth progress at their current pace, in roughly 50 years farming as we know it will no longer exist. This means that the majority of people could soon be without enough food or water. But there is a solution that

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Event: Land Trust To Celebrate 40 Years With Art And Wine Aug. 29 | The Cheshire Herald

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Land Trust To Celebrate 40 Years With Art And Wine Aug. 29 | The Cheshire Herald: “On Aug. 29, the Cheshire Land Trust will hold an event dubbed “Art In Good Taste” at the farm. Scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., the event will allow the public to tour the farm, sample wine, view artwork,

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A designer, Noe has own town plan – The Connecticut Post Online

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

A designer, Noe has own town plan – The Connecticut Post Online: “Noe, a 22-year-resident of Darien, said one of the biggest problems with the town government is a ‘snubbing’ of the Representative Town Meeting by the town’s governing board. Where the RTM is supposed to be a group of representative that residents can talk

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Hartford Residents Getting Themselves Back To The Garden — Courant.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Hartford Residents Getting Themselves Back To The Garden — Courant.com: “There are 15 community gardens in Hartford supervised by the Knox Parks Foundation. Across the country, in a burgeoning movement transforming urban neighborhoods and vacant lots there are perhaps as many as 20,000 gardens.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



No Driving Force Behind Local Public Transit | TheDay.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

No Driving Force Behind Local Public Transit | TheDay.com: Funny that there is a public transit system in place that could be described as a “great alternative service” and an “opportunity to get some drivers and passengers out of their vehicles” — if only people knew about it and wanted to make it a success.

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Higher Rates Are Needed To Keep Ledyard Taps Flowing | TheDay.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Higher Rates Are Needed To Keep Ledyard Taps Flowing | TheDay.com: “The Ledyard Water Pollution Control Authority is recommending to the Town Council that water rates and fees be increased by 30 percent.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Exploding Population | TheDay.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Exploding Population | TheDay.com: “Kept in check for centuries by perodic plagues, lack of sanitary conditions and natural disasters, the human population doubled from 1 billion to 2 billion between the years 1800 and 1930 – an unparalleled event in the planet’s history. The human population doubled again by 1975, this time taking just 45

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Community Agriculture’s Deep Roots — Courant.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Community Agriculture's Deep Roots — Courant.com: “The Holcomb Farm in West Granby offers a range of educational programs as well as 27 acres of community-supported agriculture.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Invasive species hurting reservoir’s recreation value | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Invasive species hurting reservoir's recreation value | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “WALLINGFORD – A June 2004 survey of aquatic plants by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station found the white water lily abundant in North Farms Reservoir, off Route 68.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Super 7 land: A greenway is being proposed | Redding Pilot

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Super 7 land: A greenway is being proposed | Redding Pilot: “The development of a greenway for walkers and bikers along Route 7 from Norwalk to Danbury is a proposal that is now on the table.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Budget Crisis Could Hurt Environmental Fund — Courant.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Budget Crisis Could Hurt Environmental Fund — Courant.com: “But the budget crisis hasn’t gone away, and now the deficit-pluggers are at it again.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com