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After 20 years of debate we have failed to reach consensus ….
It’s about protecting imperiled streams, drinking water reservoirs, and plant and wildlife habitat.
There are new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford …
League of Women Voters to discuss climate change …
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The report looks at the effects of rising sea levels in 52 communities along the East and Gulf coasts using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tide gauges. New London’s tide gauge, located on the Thames River, shows the city now experiences two tidal floods per year, “but changes in flood frequency could be steep,” the
The park, home to the Heublein Tower in Simsbury
The company preparing to build the first commercial wind farm in Connecticut says its Colebrook-based project may pave the way for similar projects statewide, but a larger issue looms before wind can make a significant impact on the state’s and the New England region’s demand for energy: the need for more transmission lines…. For more
Salt marshes are not only home to a variety of creatures and wildlife, but are also important to humans by buffering storms and floods.
Complicating the forecast, of course, is climate change.
Who would have thought that deregulating the state’s electric utility system in the late 1990s would have a hand in the growing thickets of Eurasian watermilfoil in Candlewood Lake? Are the dots connectable? “Absolutely,” said Larry Marsicano, the executive director of the Candlewood Lake Authority. For more on this story, visit: Robert Miller: Connect the
An anti-dumping effort needs to be rejuvenated and then gain momentum.
A new interstate collaboration of more than two dozen local and regional conservation organizations and municipal partners across southwestern Connecticut and Westchester and Putnam counties in New York will …
City officials won’t be taking a road trip anytime soon to Orlando to check out an organic recycling plant on Disney property similar to one a developer wants to build here. That’s because there are “too many unanswered questions” about Greenpoint Energy Partner’s proposal to build a $20 million plant near the city’s sewer plant
With Investments in Traffic Calming and Street Redesigns, Bridgeport’s Safety Campaign Shows PromiseOct 18th, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced this week that the city is launching a comprehensive safe streets initiative. Seven pedestrians have been killed by drivers in Bridgeport since 2010. Bridgeport is the second Connecticut city to announce a street safety campaign in as many months. In September, Stamford Mayor David Martin unveiled the Stamford Street Smart
While working on the New Britain Downtown Station, a CTfastrak construction worker hums the theme to “The Jetsons.” Lisa Rivers, transit manager for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, knows why. “He says the lampposts look like flying saucers,” she said. “We used a lot of stainless steel here. It’s easy to maintain and it has
Often mowed and doused with herbicides, power transmission lines have long been a bane for environmentalists. But that’s changing, as some utilities are starting to manage these areas as potentially valuable corridors for threatened wildlife. Nobody loves electrical power transmission lines. They typically bulldoze across the countryside like a clearcut, 150 feet wide and scores
Rocky Corner, Connecticut’s first cohousing development, has won funding from two community groups and closed on a former dairy farm property in Bethany. The 33-acre land purchase was completed on Sept. 23, securing the former Elsie Halter farm at the juncture of Meyers and Old Amity roads. The development will be a new sustainable, multi-generational