Archive for April 2013

Audubon Connecticut Honors Conservationists with Top Environmental Awards

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

On Thursday, April 18, in a sold out event held at Greenwich, CT’s Belle Haven Club, Audubon Connecticut honored visionaries Eaddo Kiernan, Joni Steele Kimberlin, and Kevin Kimberlin for their contributions to conservation during its annual Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner. For more on this story, visit: StamfordPlus.com News – Audubon Connecticut Honors Conservationists with Top

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Malloy Defends Esty, Canadian Hydro

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he probably would have advised his energy commissioner not to participate in a call with investors last week regarding the state’s energy strategy, but he didn’t ask.

At an unrelated press conference Monday, Malloy said he read the transcript of DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty’s call with UBS investors and saw nothing wrong with what he said. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from CT News Junkie.



Yale University getting in gear with bike sharing

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

While Chicago and New York aren’t quite ready to roll out their versions of a bike sharing program, Yale is. As a result, fifty brand new bicycles have popped up around Yale’s campus, allowing students, faculty, and staff to commute about the campus on borrowed wheels.



How does public transportation play into the definition of a developed country?

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars, it’s where the rich use public transportation.” ~ Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá, Columbia.



Connecticut DOT’s Rest Areas Going Green

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

Greenskies has been awarded 12 construction contracts for the installation of solar photovoltaic arrays at service plaza locations on I-95, I-395 and Connecticut Route 15.



GE sues utility as dredging restarts on Hudson

Apr 29th, 2013 | By

General Electric Co. has filed a lawsuit against National Grid seeking money from the utility for a share of costs for the $1 billion-plus Superfund cleanup of contaminated sediment from the upper Hudson River. For more on this story, visit: GE sues utility as dredging restarts on Hudson – News – Boston.com.



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Apr 29th, 2013 | By

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Long Island Sound Summit discusses ways to address problems

Apr 29th, 2013 | By

One key to address daunting problems such as rising sea levels is to use modern communication tools to make sure people have the information they need, New York Times climate blogger Andrew Revkin said Friday at the 22nd annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit. “Jakarta is way ahead of us on sea level rise because

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Environmentalism stalled in Connecticut?

Apr 29th, 2013 | By

Connecticut — small and green and prosperous — prides itself on its environmentalism. Maybe that pride is misplaced. In a report that normally tries to weigh the good and the bad equally, the Council on Environmental Quality looked at the state’s ecology in 2012, and in a March 28 report found it to be in

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Robert Miller: Trust among land trusts

Apr 27th, 2013 | By

Representatives from six land trusts in the area — in Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown and Ridgefield — have begun meeting cooperatively. The Land Trust Alliance is helping the six groups. It’s assigned a case rider — a paid staff worker with lots of expertise — to the group. Each of the six will

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Climate change, superstorms subject of Long Island Sound Citizens Summit Friday

Apr 27th, 2013 | By

Save the Sound, the Long Island Sound Study, and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission hosted the 22nd annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit at Iona College in New Rochelle, coinciding with Save the Sound’s Earth Week celebration. This year’s featured speaker was prize-winning New York Times climate blogger, journalist and author Andrew Revkin. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.



Well-Known Humpback Whale Washes Up on Shore in East Quogue

Apr 27th, 2013 | By

To many East End residents, it was sad enough to see the body of a nearly 48-foot-long humpback whale washed ashore in East Quogue last Wednesday, but to marine biologists, it was the loss of one of the most famous humpbacks to be tracked and studied throughout its lifetime. For more on this story, visit:

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Millstone sees energy tax trickling down

Apr 27th, 2013 | By

A recent move by the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee has put an electricity generation tax on the path to extinction, but one of the tax’s most vocal opponents remains on guard. For more on this story, visit: Millstone sees energy tax trickling down – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.



DEEP Announces Grants for Urban Forestry Projects

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced 10 municipalities and non-profit organizations will receive $49,645 in America the Beautiful grants for urban forestry projects.  These grants cover a range of urban forestry activities, including a comprehensive urban forest management plan for East Hartford’s business district, replacing trees in storm ravaged sections of

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Canada’s Oil Minister, Unmuzzled

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

Our friend Henry Auer had a comment published on this story in the New York Times recently: The last time your friendly scribe sought an interview with Joe Oliver, Canada’s minister of natural resources, he was turned down flat. It was February last year. Oliver had made a series of impolitic remarks about the efforts

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Apr 26th, 2013 | By

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Environmentalists oppose change in renewable energy bill

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

Environmental activists on Wednesday tried to pull the plug on a bill they claim would be a multimillion dollar giveaway to Northeast Utilities and hurt the state’s effort to expand renewable energy sources. But Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, co-chairman of the powerful Energy and Technology Committee, said the bill would allow for better competition and

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Connecticut Must Get Handle On Water Resources

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

Water may become the oil of the mid-21st century. Half the world is worried about, if not fighting over, water. In this country, a record 55 percent of the land area in the Lower 48 states suffered drought conditions last year. Wouldn’t it make sense for Connecticut to get a handle on its water supply?



Dominion Gets Tentative Approval to Expand Its Nuclear Waste Storage at Millstone in Waterford

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Siting Council has tentatively approved Dominion’s request to expand its dry cask storage of nuclear waste on the site of Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford.



Naturalist helps us find wild Conn. and beyond

Apr 24th, 2013 | By

Mark Seth Lender reminds us that the mysteries of the natural world are right outside our front door if we pay attention. The writer and photographer shared his thoughts and read from his work at a talk, “Finding Wild Connecticut,” sponsored by the Leetes Island Garden Club at the Guilford Library. His talk was illustrated

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