In a close contest, a panel of judges recently selected wildlife artist John Brennan’s depiction of three hooded mergansers as the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2013-14 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
$816,706 in competitive, matching grants have been awarded to expand Connecticut’s $3.5 billion agricultural industry. The investments are made through the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Farm Transition Grant and Farm Viability Grant programs and will assist farms, agricultural nonprofits, and municipalities increase production, promote Connecticut Grown products, and create jobs.
Concerned with the dramatic decline of 17 species of birds that nest in Connecticut and eat only insects caught while flying, Connecticut Audubon Society is calling for a multi-agency program of research and assessment along with immediate remedies such as cuts in pesticide use and the creation of man-made nesting sites.
The recommendations and action plan are contained in the Connecticut State of the Birds 2013 report, “The Seventh Habitat and the Decline of Our Aerial Insectivores.”
If you build it, they will come. Sounds simple, right? This common phrase is often used to describe situations with definite outcomes. Hang up a bird feeder and you get birds. Plant wildflowers and you get bees. Put up a bluebird nest box and you get bluebirds . . . well maybe. Truth be told, it may not be quite as straightforward as “build it and they will come.”
State regulators honored 19 Connecticut businesses and individuals Monday for their efforts to help protect the environment. Recipients of the GreenCircle awards included companies from Madison, Milford and Old Saybrook, as well as a Wallingford resident. The awards were presented during a ceremony at the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection headquarters here. For
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ruled late Friday they have withdrawn Recycling Inc.’s temporary approval for an expanded permit at the 990 Naugatuck Avenue facility. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut takes action against Milford-based Recycling Inc.- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.
The program resulted in 21 projects totaling 6.2 MW of solar and fuel cell generation being selected for deployment at locations across UI service territory — including in Orange, Hamden, Stratford, New Haven, Trumbull, Fairfield, Shelton, Ansonia, West Haven, Milford, and Bridgeport. The weighted average of payments for Renewable Energy Credits to these 19 solar projects and 2 fuel cell projects is 8.6 cents per kilowatt hour compared to solar programs in other states that often have resulted in payments of around 20 c/kWh per REC.
Residents and visitors to the Nutmeg State looking to take advantage of nearby eco-friendly lodging options are in luck–CTVisit.com has posted a list of Connecticut’s green hotels. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.
All 23 state park beaches where water quality tests are conducted are open for Memorial Day weekend. These include four shoreline parks and 19 inland lakes and ponds.May 25th, 2012
All 23 state park beaches where water quality tests are conducted are open for Memorial Day weekend. These include four shoreline parks and 19 inland lakes and ponds. http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2222&q=320786&depNav_GID=1654 Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection State Swimming Area Water Quality Report Water Quality Information Line: 1-866-287-2757 (Toll Free) Option 5 Updated on
PSEG, residents, environmenalists, others face off over Bridgeport power plant
Even though less than 2 percent of Connecticut’s power came from coal burning sources last year, the owners of the PSEG Bridgeport Harbor Station seem determined to get their operating permit renewed.
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protect has suspended indefinitely all proceedings connected to a controversial Recycling Inc. application. Commissioner Daniel C. Esty wrote in a statement late Wednesday that a tentative approval the company received in February for 990 Naugatuck Ave. may be withdrawn, and the project could be denied if it is
Merritt Parkway Trail workshop raises hopes and concerns for 40-mile trail from NY to Stratford (update)April 19th, 2012
A public workshop on the Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail Feasability Study that took place at Osborn Elementary School in Fairfield Tuesday night was aimed at uncovering concerns and opportunities and suggestions the Connecticut Department of Transportation could consider implementing if the trail ever comes to fruition. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Environmental Headlines.
MILFORD – State Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) is calling on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to conduct a public hearing on the proposed expansion of a solid waste facility that residents believe poses a significant threat to public health safety and the environment. Slossberg sent a letter Feb. 16 on behalf of the
The Connecticut DEEP hosts the ‘Fourth Annual Trophy Fish Award Ceremony’ at the Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. Fifty-seven anglers will be presented certificates recognizing their achievement of having caught or landed the largest fish in one of several species categories during 2011.
The DEEP preliminary decision to approve a permit application for Recycling Inc. of Milford would allow the company to construct and operate a solid waste processing, transfer, and recycling facility at 990 Naugatuck Ave.
Connecticut’s shoreline provides critical habitat for the federally threatened Piping Plover. You can help us conserve this threatened beach-nesting species: Do you have an interest in wildlife? Do you enjoy walking along the beaches of Long Island Sound? Can you spare at least two hours a month to help threatened birds in our state? Please
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection today announced 17 municipalities and non-profit organizations will receive $81,425 in America the Beautiful grants for urban forestry projects in their communities. These grants cover a range of urban forestry activities, including an urban tree canopy assessment in New Britain, improvements to a volunteer tree nursery in
State Representative Richard Roy (D-Milford) has decided not to seek re-election following the completion of his 10th term at the conclusion of 2012. Rep. Roy’s decision follows the release of new House district lines which left him outside the 119th district he currently serves. The House Chair of the Environment Committee was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1992.
People’s Power & Gas is the electricity and natural gas supply company that David Pearsall will open next week, if all goes right for the New Milford native, in the vacant office space on the corner of Bank and Railroad streets. “The premise of what we do is to save people money off their electricity
The Associated Press has reported that all of Connecticut’s state beaches had to be closed because of high bacteria from runoff.