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A new shoreline state park is coming

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced plans to turn the approximately 32-acre property in Waterford commonly known as “Seaside” into the Connecticut’s first shoreline state park in over 50 years. Converting the property, which borders Long Island Sound, into a state park will preserve the grounds while also maintaining public access to the beautiful shoreline,

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CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Middletown’s plans to redevelop parts of its riverfront land on the Connecticut River will benefit from $2.6 million in state funds, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Monday. For more on this story, visit: CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development | HartfordBusiness.com.



Preston report focuses on town’s future

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Nearly two years of work by the town planning staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission along with input from all boards and commissions as well as residents has resulted in a draft Plan of Conservation and Development ready to be reviewed by the public. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Preston

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Hackett on Politics: Choices, and a test, on the ballot

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

In the 2012 presidential election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein did not qualify for Connecticut’s ballot and was forced to run as a write-in candidate. According to the secretary of the state’s office, the Stein/Cheri Honkala ticket received 863 votes. But according to the Mike DeRosa, one of the leaders of Connecticut’s Green Party, that’s

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State Probing Millstone Water Dumped Into Long Island Sound

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
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State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than two billion gallons of water discharged into Long Island Sound from Connecticut’s nuclear plant.



EHHI submits comments on proposed Remediation Standard Regulations for Evaluation of Risk-Based Decision Making

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Environment and Human Health, Inc. submits comments on CT DEEP’s proposed** Remediation Standard Regulations for Evaluation of Risk-Based Decision Making The CT DEEP puts forth the following proposals and Environment and Human Health, Inc.’s comments on each of the proposals: 1. This proposal reassigns the risk assessment to DEEP from the Department of Public Health.

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Will Massive People’s Climate March Launch a Movement that Can Challenge Corporate Power?

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
There were people, aka climate marchers, as far as the eye could see looking north up Central Park West in New York City during the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

The summit is intended to kickstart a process that it is hoped will result in a substantive international agreement at next December’s global climate negotiations in Paris.



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Sep 27th, 2014 | By

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NRC As signs New Resident Inspector to Millstone Nuclear Plant

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Louis McKown as the NRC Resident Inspector at Millstone Station in Waterford, Conn. He joins Senior Resident Inspector Jo Ambrosini and Resident Inspector Brian Haagensen at the plant, which is operated by Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc. For more on this story, visit: 14-036.i.pdf.1



Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

James L. Goodwin left more to the people of Connecticut than trees and ponds at his beloved Pine Acres Farm in 1964. As the 50th Anniversary celebration unfolded on September 14th the sunny skies and gentle breezes brought 200 smiling faces to the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center and the James L. Goodwin State Forest.

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Neighbors question Yale’s use of pesticides

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

After a long battle with Yale’s administration, some New Haven residents are still questioning the University’s use of pesticides, which they said have infiltrated surrounding neighborhoods. Laura Cahn, who lives on Cleveland Avenue bordering Yale’s athletic fields, has been leading efforts against the University’s pesticide use for several years. Cahn said that in the past

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HawkWatch Festival & Green Bazaar 11-5 Sept. 27-28, Greenwich

Sep 27th, 2014 | By
A young Red-tailedH awk (photo by Ted Gilman)

Enjoy this exciting two-day nature festival at Audubon’s sanctuary in northern Greenwich – a celebration of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich’s “Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this great event from Headlines sponsor Audubon Connecticut!



Green Party candidate challenges Frantz

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

Green Party challenger Ed Heflin, from Greenwich, is contesting L. Scott Frantz’s re-election as he seeks a fourth term representing the state Senate’s 36th District. For more on this story, visit: Green Party candidate challenges Frantz – GreenwichTime.



Groundbreaking NY, CT Conservation Initiative Announced

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

A new conservation initiative connecting Westchester County in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut will involve landowners identified as crucial in the battle to protect endangered streams, drinking water reservoirs and plant and wildlife habitat. The Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative (H2H) will be led by Highstead Foundation (on behalf of Fairfield County Regional

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New Plan Makes Climate Change Factor in LIS Conservation

Sep 25th, 2014 | By
Thimble Island (Headlines file photo: Christopher Zurcher)

The Long Island Sound Study released an update this month as a remedy. “What we’re trying to do,” Mark Tedesco EPA’s director of the LIS office said, “is see how climate change can affect really everything we do — to try to integrate into our thinking and planning, whether it’s controlling nutrient runoff that could change with more intense storms,” or protecting coastal wetlands, a critical buffer between ocean and homes during storms.



MDC to host Wethersfield Cove “Source to Sea” Cleanup

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

For the 14th consecutive year, volunteers sponsored by the Metropolitan District (MDC) will lead cleanup activities at the Wethersfield Cove on Saturday, September 27th as part of the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s Source to Sea Cleanup. This community cleanup of the Connecticut River and its tributaries is a four-state event coordinated by the Connecticut River

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Sow Wildflowers Now for Next Year’s Meadows

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

… “Success with fall meadow plantings comes down to timing, patience, soil preparation, and careful seed selection,” says Mark Lavoie, a partner in Colonial Seed Company of Granby (www.colonialseed.com), a company that specializes in meadows and grassy habitats. One of the most important considerations, he says, is to create a “clean canvas,” meaning that the

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16th Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bazaar Sept. 27-28, Greenwich

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

The 16th Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bazaar   THIS WEEKEND – SEPT. 27 & 28, 2014 @ Audubon Greenwich ~ 11am-5pm   An exciting two-day nature festival celebrating of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich’s “Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch”. Enjoy live animal shows, guided hikes, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, great food,

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August 2014 had record ridership on Shore Line East commuter rail

Sep 25th, 2014 | By
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that ridership on Shore Line East – the commuter rail line between New Haven and New London – set a new record last month with 63,959 passenger trips.



TNC in Connecticut Announces New Chairman and Additions to Board of Trustees

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut announced a new chairman and new members of its Board of Trustees. The new chairman of the Board is Allen Rosenshine, of Lyme. A member of the Board of Trustees since 2007, Rosenshine replaces John Levinson, who served as chair for three years and will continue to serve as vice

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