Archive for September 2012

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Sep 29th, 2012 | By

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Connecticut Farmland Trust Earns National Recognition

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

By Collette Roy, Connecticut Farmland Trust The Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT) has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. With this recognition CFT becomes one of only six Connecticut land trusts to be so honored. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut

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Building Yale’s sustainable future

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Nationwide, buildings account for almost three fourths of energy consumption and over a third of energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, and raw material use, Chapman said. Buildings, she added, produce 30 percent of waste output — 136 million tons annually — and account for 14 percent of potable water consumption. As Yale’s campus continues to

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Preserve open space for all: The Day editorial

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Living in one of the most densely populated parts of the country enhances our appreciation of natural enclaves where we can at least temporarily escape the press of humanity and surrounding concrete, asphalt and gas-powered engines. We especially treasure the region’s many public parks, preserves, lakes and rivers permanently protected from private development, and are

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Warrant Outlines Corruption Charges Against Former Plainville Official

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

PLAINVILLE — The former superintendent of the town’s sewage treatment plant has been arrested on a host of felony charges after a nearly yearlong investigation into allegations of corruption at the facility. A 35-page arrest warrant lays out the alleged misconduct of Kenneth A. Michelson, 53, of Waterbury. For more on this story, visit: Warrant

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Vermont part of study of nitrogen problem in Long Island Sound

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Vermont’s wastewater treatment facilities, along with facilities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, will be participating in a study beginning this fall to determine how to reduce nitrogen discharge into the Connecticut River. Nitrogen discharges from wastewater treatment plants contribute to an area in Long Island Sound, called a hypoxic zone, that is devoid of oxygen

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Fish Passage Project on Mattabesset River in East Berlin Will Open Valuable Habitat for Wildlife

Sep 28th, 2012 | By

Contractors have started building a major fishway on the Mattabesset River, a Connecticut River tributary. NEW HAVEN, CT — Work is now underway on a state-of-the-art fishway on the Mattabesset River in East Berlin. Led by The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut Program in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the project

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Sep 28th, 2012 | By

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Sep 27th, 2012 | By

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Connecticut Towns Nix Highway for Greenway

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

According to the Rails to Trails Conservancy, the Connecticut towns of Norwalk and Danbury are building a greenway, which will also serve as an important commuter connection. But the best part is that the greenway is seen, in part, as an alternative to an expensive highway project that was rejected by locals and the state

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Richer communities get more US funds from EPA to clean up toxic brownfields | Open Channel

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

Despite about $1.5 billion in federal grants and loans doled out by the Environmental Protection Agency over 19 years, hundreds of thousands of abandoned and polluted properties known as “brownfields” continue to mar communities across the country. Some sites are contaminating groundwater, while at others the toxins’ impact on the communities is unknown. For more

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Letter: Westport Transit Is On The Move

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

A letter from Jim Ross, Chair, Westport Citizens Transit Committee, to the Westport Daily Voice On behalf of the Westport Citizens Transit Committee I want to take this opportunity to update Westport residents on some great progress being made for Westport’s public transportation services. For more on this story, visit: Letter: Westport Transit Is On

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Conn. deal preserves 230 acres of open space in towns of Sprague and Franklin

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

The state of Connecticut has struck an agreement that will preserve 230 acres of open space in the towns of Sprague and Franklin. The office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state will award the town of Sprague an acquisition grant of $276,000 to buy the property. It said Wednesday that the deal will

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Eastern Connecticut State University Commissions Fuel Cell Power Plant

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

Eastern Connecticut State University is partnering with UTC Power of South Windsor, Conn., and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), on a project that is increasing energy efficiency at the University. For more on this story, visit: Eastern Connecticut State University Commissions Fuel Cell Power Plant.



EPA to Hold Webinar on Estimating the Health Impacts of State and Local Climate Change and Clean Energy Programs, October 11

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

EPA to Hold Webinar on Estimating the Health Impacts of State and Local Climate Change and Clean Energy Programs, October 11 State and local climate change and clean energy policies can improve air quality, reduce negative impacts on human health, and save lives. This webinar will cover three EPA tools that state and local governments

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A discussion at Yale on fracking, plus upcoming events at Yale on the subject

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

During the 2012-2013 academic year Yale University will host many activities and discussions centering on hydraulic fracturing. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story and to listen to the discussion that includes Bill McKibben.



Students encouraged to go green for EcoMadness

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

“Eco-Madness” occurs throughout the month of October on the University of Connecticut campus. The series of events will all help UConn become an even greene and more sustainable campus. As with past years, there will be many contests available for students to become involved in the “go green” movement. One such contest involves each residence

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Sep 26th, 2012 | By

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EPA’s ‘Brownfields’ program coming up short

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

Once one of the largest textile mill in the U.S., this 16.5 acre site in Sprague Conn., is a brownfield site, owned by the town. Officials, who are concerned that the site is a safety hazard, have been looking for a developer for years. In Oak Creek, Wis., a fence slashed with holes surrounds a

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Connecticut Farmland Trust awarded land trust accreditation

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Farmland Trust has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, the organization announced in a news release Tuesday. With this recognition CFT becomes one of only six Connecticut land trusts to be so honored. For more on this story, visit: The Day

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