Archive for September 2013

New Haven Folk Festival and Green Expo Today

Sep 7th, 2013 | By

If you are looking for one more concert or festival this summer, here it is: on Sept. 7, 2013, Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St., New Haven, will host CT Folk’s annual CT Folk Festival and Green Expo. The Folk Festival Stage will feature non-stop live music from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Explore the latest innovations and resources for building a sustainable community at the Green Expo (also starting at 11 a.m.), and take part in the many family-friendly activities scheduled throughout the day.



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Sep 7th, 2013 | By

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Carnival to cut pollution from cruise ships

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

The world’s largest cruise ship company will adopt technology from power plants and automobiles to reduce air pollution from the massive diesel engines powering its ships.



FuelCell Energy Posts Record Sales Quarter

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

Sales at Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc. jumped 81 percent in the third quarter ending July 31, beating Wall Street estimates, the company reported late Wednesday. Total revenues for the quarter were $53.7 million, a record for the firm, up from $29.7 million in the same quarter last year. FuelCell Energy, which manufactures fuel cells in

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Hartford Business has special green section this month

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

Click on this environmental headline for more on how Connecticut’s new commitment to product stewardship is creating a booming industry where new entrants can flourish.



Natural Environment Research Council Offers Free Access To Organic Waste Management Online University

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

Compostory.org is packaging an unprecedented online learning platform for local governments, waste management professionals and the agricultural sector in efforts to bring the six continents up to speed on organic waste management practices.



Grant to help find safe passage for fish and wildlife

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

A $174,000 grant from the Natural Resource Damages Fund will allow the Housatonic Valley Association to determine which culverts in the Housatonic watershed in northwest Connecticut may be preventing the movement of fish, wildlife and other aquatic creatures from one stream segment to another. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story from the HVA.



HVA offers free river paddle trips in Sept and Oct

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) invites you to paddle the Housatonic River this fall. Choose from two paddle trips on September 14 or October 5 which will explore the natural beauty and historical significance of the Housatonic River.



Enforcement begins against unauthorized oversized vessels on Candlewood Lake

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

The DEEP is issuing authorization decals to those oversized vessels with a specific documented history on the lake and to boat retailers that had oversized boats in inventory prior to the effective date of the regulation. So far, more than 140 such decals have been issued. Decals are available until the end of 2014 and there is no cost to obtain one.



Malloy signs bioscience legislation

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today signed new legislation creating a $200 million Bioscience Innovation Fund during a ceremonial event at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC). The fund will make investments over the next 10 years in the form of grants, equity investments, loans and loan guarantees to foster innovation in smaller companies. “Over

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Sep 4th, 2013 | By

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Connecticut attorney general joins request for new EPA rules on wood-burning heaters

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s attorney general, and seven others, have put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on notice they want standardized laws governing residential wood-burning heaters. Wood smoke contains pollutants that harm the coronary and pulmonary systems and can cause cancer, the eight said in a letter to the EPA. The boilers have been linked to increased incidence

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Connecticut preservation advocates hail new Plum Island zoning

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

People working to preserve Plum Island on the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound welcomed the help of the Southold, N.Y., Town Board, which last week unanimously approved zoning for Plum Island that would prevent residential development there. But that doesn’t mean Connecticut advocates and officials are going to stop trying to pass a federal

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Trumbull plans extended rail trail

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

On Thursday, Trumbull’s Conservation Commission will get a preview from Jamie Bratt, the town’s planning and zoning administrator, of how the town envisions adding another 4.1 miles to the Pequonnock River Trail with a link from Taits Mill Road in Trumbull Center to Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, to create synergies between neighborhoods and the shopping

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Local lobstermen brace for three-month closure

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

The state’s lobstermen are preparing for the start Sunday of the Long Island Sound fishery’s first-ever seasonal closure, when their traps will be out of the water until Nov. 28. “None of us are sure what we’re going to do for three months without working,” said Michael Theiller of Waterford, who keeps his lobster boat

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‘Tour de Taste’ to cycle Conn. River Valley in VT, NH

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

The Upper Valley Trails Association is using the ”Tour de Taste” event set for Sept. 8 as a fundraiser to support development and maintenance of trails in the region. For more on this story, visit: ‘Tour de Taste’ to cycle Conn. River Valley in VT, NH – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com.



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Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

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Norfolk Land trust finalizes 311-acre land buy

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

The property, located off Grantville and Winchester roads, has long been considered a preservation priority by federal and state officials because of its headwater stream to the Mad River and as part of a contiguous corridor of more than 2,000 acres of protected forestland.



New Report Shows State Residents Are Driving Less

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

Connecticut Residents have cut their per-person driving miles by 3.45 percent since 2005, while the nation’s long term driving boom appears to have ended, according to a new report from the ConnPIRG Education Fund.

“In Connecticut, driving miles are down, just as they are in almost every state – but less,” said Abe Scarr, Director of the ConnPIRG Education Fund. “It’s time for policy makers to recognize that the driving boom is over. We need to reconsider expensive highway expansions and focus on alternatives such as public transportation and biking—which people increasingly use to get around.”