Archive for September 2013

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Sep 13th, 2013 | By

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Bridgeport schools launch recycling program

Sep 13th, 2013 | By

Bridgeport Public School’s 2013-14 school year marks the launch of the district-wide single stream recycling program. All students and staff at each of the schools and administrative offices will participate in the program, which will teach students how to recycle in school and at home. Green teams consisting of school principals, staff and students will

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China Considers Programs to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

The world’s use of energy is expanding. Much of this demand is concentrated in developing countries of the world, especially China. Their energy needs are furnished primarily by fossil fuels, leading to high annual rates of emission of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, increasing in China historically by 6.4% per year. Coal is its principal fuel.



University of Connecticut Praised for Green Efforts

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

The University of Connecticut was ranked the greenest campus by Sierra Magazine, in the 7th annual “Coolest Schools” done by the magazine. The survey studies schools’ majors, sustainability programs, construction and other factors to determine which American universities are at the forefront of promoting a greener lifestyle. To earn its number one spot, the University

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Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open Sept. 16

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Crossbows Now Legal to Use during Archery Season Hunters Advised to Take Precautions against Mosquito Bites Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2013 fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey opens September 16. From September 16 to December 31, bowhunters can hunt for both deer and turkeys

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A vibrant environment awaits visitors to the Live Green CT festival in Norwalk Sept. 14-15

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Just as the tallest trees start with seeds, the team behind the Live Green Connecticut festival concentrates on the small steps — the individual actions that together will add up to a more environmental conscious society. “One small change has a ripple effect in so many lives,” said Scot Weicker, a resident of the Riverside

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Donal O’Brien, Audubon Leader, Dies at 79

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Donal C. O’Brien, who was the Rockefeller family’s lawyer for five decades but perhaps had his greatest impact as the longtime chairman of the National Audubon Society, died on Sunday at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He was 79. The cause was complications of pneumonia, his daughter Constance O’Brien Ashforth said. For more on

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Ryan Lizza: How the Keystone XL Pipeline Tests the Administration’s Resolve on Climate Change

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Bill McKibben, the environmental writer and advocate, who has met extensively with Tom Steyer to discuss the strategy against Keystone, said, “After years of watching rich people manipulate and wreck our political system for selfish personal interests, it’s great to watch a rich person use his money and his talents in the public interest.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more from this article in The New Yorker.



Brazil’s Amazon deforestation has soared, satellite pictures suggest

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Preliminary data released Tuesday by Brazil’s space agency suggests Amazon deforestation spiked by more than a third during the past year, reversing a steady decline in destruction of the world’s largest rainforest. If substantiated by follow-up data typically compiled by the end of the year, the increase would confirm fears by scientists and environmental activists

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Sep 10th, 2013 | By

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Griffin to sell 90 acres in Windsor for Amazon facility

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc., a New York landlord with substantial Connecticut holdings, said it has reached an agreement to sell for $9 million cash 90 acres of undeveloped Windsor land right where online retailer Amazon.com wants to erect a regional fulfillment center. For more on this story, visit: Griffin to sell 90 CT acres

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Ciminelli, Allpro picked for Conn. transport job

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

Three Buffalo-based firms are part of a larger Connecticut-based group selected by the Connecticut Department of Transportation as the preferred developer of the Stamford Transportation Center. For more on this story, visit: Ciminelli, Allpro picked for Conn. transport job – Buffalo – Business First.



Microgrids in NYC & Conn. — A New Kind of Power Struggle

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

While the efforts of cities like New York are tangled in regulatory nightmares, the state of Connecticut is trying to forge ahead despite the legal uncertainties.



Finch celebrates city’s teen wildlife ambassadors

Sep 10th, 2013 | By
Mayor Bill Finch is presented with a gift from the members of the Bridgeport WildLife Guards during a meet and greet in Beardsley Park on Sept. 5.

The teens are the first members of the WildLife Guards, a program launched in 2012 by Audubon Connecticut in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and the city of Bridgeport.



Farmington River to flow at lower levels

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

The association advises visitors to plan accordingly. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.



Commission sinks state’s lobster industry

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

Since landing a record 1.8 million pounds of lobster in the western basin of Long Island Sound in 1998, the fishery has collapsed, with less than 15,000 pounds landed in 2012.



Conn. gov to join governors at energy meeting

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is joining other New England governors and the premiers of the five eastern Canadian provinces at an annual conference in Quebec that will focus on energy efficiency and climate change.



CT manufacturing education gets boost from Motorola

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, an East Hartford nonprofit, said it will share a $75,000 grant with a national association to expand its summer manufacturing academy for students in grades seven through nine. For more on this story, visit: CT manufacturing education gets boost from Motorola | HartfordBusiness.com.



Save the Sound’s Water Quality Testing in Mamaroneck Leads to Pollution Discoveries and Solutions

Sep 7th, 2013 | By
Representatives of Save the Sound and Mamaroneck village inspected Otter Creek, location of a sewer line break.

The first discovery was a slurry of goop from a local A&P supermarket running into a storm drain on the Mamaroneck River. The second big find was a significant sewer line break near Mamaroneck Harbor, in a line belonging to the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club. Click on this Environmental Headline for more.



First lobster-catch closure in Sound begins Sunday

Sep 7th, 2013 | By

With Long Island Sound lobster landings down from a peak of 3.7 million pounds in 1998 to just 230,000 pounds last year, Connecticut and New York lobstermen will get a taste of some bitter medicine this fall that may or may not do any good. For more on this story, visit: First lobster-catch closure in

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