Archive for September 2009

Route 7 Greenway: Norwalk Plus Article – Super 7

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Super 7. To those living in the greater Norwalk area those words evoke images of a gleaming, ultramodern superhighway, granting easy access to the northernmost reaches of the state, or an impending catastrophe, an environmental nightmare negatively impacting the quality of life of hundreds of individuals in its proposed path. In either scenario it translates

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Opposition to deer hunt an illogical argument – NewsTimes.com

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

The Connecticut DEP has evaluated most approaches to controlling deer ticks and their results are available in a free booklet “Managing Urban Deer In Connecticut.” If Dr. Cramer knows of an approach that actually works — not one that has been tried and failed, as documented in the booklet — she should state her proposed

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Event: Northeast Green Building & Design Show | Go Green Expo

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Learn how green building, design & energy alternatives can positively change the way you impact the environment at the Northeast Green Building & Design Show, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 (builders only) and Oct. 9, 2009 (builders and homeowners), at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., in Edison,

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Ex-WPCA leader appeals his firing – The Connecticut Post Online

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

BRIDGEPORT — Days after being fired from his job as general manager of the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority, Andrew Abate has filed an appeal with the city’s Civil Service Commission. In the appeal, Abate claims the WPCA “did not have just cause when, on September 23, 2009, it removed and discharged him from his

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Mixed feelings on water bottle bill in state – The Connecticut Post Online

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Anthony Lancia of Bridgeport doesn’t buy bottled water often, preferring tap water instead. But when he goes to the gym, Lancia often brings a plastic bottle of water with him, and his Wednesday trip to Planet Fitness in Fairfield was no different. “It’s more convenient,” he explained, plastic-encased beverage in hand. Lancia said he plans

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Video – Last piece of dam at Stamford’s Mill River Park is taken down – Greenwich Time

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

STAMFORD — Marking a critical step in the city’s effort to restore a river in the heart of downtown, workers on Tuesday broke down the remaining pieces of the Main Street dam in Mill River Park. via Video – Last piece of dam at Stamford’s Mill River Park is taken down – Greenwich Time.



After public tour, officials explain Stamford waste-to-energy plant – The Advocate

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

STAMFORD — After an afternoon hosting public tours of the Harborview Avenue plant, the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority board on Tuesday night listened to presentations on the financial and technical practicality of the proposed waste-to-energy plant. via After public tour, officials explain Stamford waste-to-energy plant – The Advocate.



West Hartford Developer Donates 5.5 Acres To Land Trust — Courant.com

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

WEST HARTFORD – A developer building a new subdivision off North Main Street has donated 5.5 acres to the West Hartford Land Trust, nearly doubling the amount of open space the conservation group owns. via West Hartford Developer Donates 5.5 Acres To Land Trust — Courant.com.



EDITORIAL: Allocate funds to preserve LI Sound

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Now that the Senate has passed a bill with just $3 million for the health of Long Island Sound – a paltry amount, compared with the $15 million the House approved – it’s up to New York’s two senators to make sure that the Sound does a lot better in conference committee. via EDITORIAL: Allocate

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Google Earth Climate Launches as Governors’ Global Climate Summit Kicks off in Los Angeles | Green Media News

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Convention a/k/a COP15, set to take place December 7-18, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Google Earth released Google Earth Climate to help predict climate change and help visualize both damage and restoration models. In the above video, former Vice President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore takes us

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Keeping the ‘tree’ in ‘street’: Tree Training On The Way | New Haven Independent

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

After trees on Sandman’s street were gravely damaged by the installation of new sidewalks along a street in New Haven, the parks and public works departments are teaming up to ensure that future improvements don’t make the same mistake. via New Haven Independent | City: Tree Training On The Way.



SAVED FROM DEVELOPMENT: Details to be revealed today in Madison – The New Haven Register

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

MADISON — A deal has been reached that would allow the nonprofit Trust for Public Land to buy the 42-acre former Griswold Airport property, saving it from development after years of legal wrangling. via SAVED FROM DEVELOPMENT: Details to be revealed today in Madison- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.



Suit by owners of ridge property rejected | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

MERIDEN – A Meriden Superior Court judge has dismissed a decade-old lawsuit challenging the city’s Ridgeline Protection Zone, leaving plaintiffs to decide whether to continue the arduous legal process by appealing. via www.MyRecordJournal.com – Suit by owners of ridge property rejected.



No shortage of apples for this year’s harvest | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

SOUTHINGTON – Though the rains early in the growing season created a shortened pollinating season and fewer apples this year, Apple Harvest Festival Grand Marshal John Rogers, of Rogers Orchards, said there will be no shortage of apples for this year’s event, which starts Friday. via www.MyRecordJournal.com – No shortage of apples for this year’s

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$220,000 grant will pay to clean contaminated Montville site – Norwich Bulletin

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Montville will receive $220,000 in federal Brownfield money to clean up a former mill complex at 14 Bridge St., the state announced Tuesday. via $220,000 grant will pay to clean contaminated Montville site – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin.



Kain ’09 explores the Arctic on an expedition examining climate change | Yale Daily News

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Alex Kain, a former math and American studies major at Yale, is currently working as a public outreach coordinator and research assistant on the Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project. via Yale Daily News – Kain ’09 explores the Arctic on an expedition examining climate change.



Shelton Garden Model For Autism Farm? | Valley Independent Sentinel

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Shelton — A Greenwich mother is trying to start a farm for adults with autism in the area. If it comes to fruition, the farm could become a large scale version of a small volunteer project going on at Eklund Gardens in Shelton. via Valley Independent Sentinel | Shelton Garden Model For Autism Farm?.



Many support $100 billion a year on climate change – The Connecticut Post Online

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

UNITED NATIONS—Many world leaders have expressed support for a proposal that would earmark $100 billion a year for the next decade for concrete actions to curb greenhouse gases and help countries cope with the impact of climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. via Many support $100 billion a year on climate change – The

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‘Trout Brook Valley, forever yours. Or forever gone” – The Connecticut Post Online

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

This is the second in a three-part series. The first article titled, “Valley Forge forever gone” documented what led to the creation of the Saugatuck Reservoir and how the residents of the village of Valley Forge fought, but lost their town when the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company flooded it for the creation of the reservoir. In

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Connecticut Home Showcases Value of Green Building | nahb.org

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Tell them you read about it in CT Environmental Headlines The show home is extremely well insulated, with an R-60 roof, R-40 walls and an R-20 basement with two inches of foam under the slab. A dual-fuel, 18-SEER hybrid air source heat pump for heating and cooling is rated at 98% efficiency and right-sized to

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