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Chaskey’s ‘Seedtime’ a meditation on how seeds are interwoven with our own story | Aaron Goode

Sep 17th, 2014 | By
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In the able hands of farmer-poet Scott Chaskey, seedtime serves as an ideal point of departure for a meditation on how the story of seeds is “interwoven with our own story.” For Chaskey it is interwoven at many levels: the parallel identity of the author and the farmer, of writing and seed-sowing, becomes one of the recurring threads in his richly textured, poetic and unflinchingly political Seedtime. Click on this Environmental Headline to read more from our regular contributor Aaron Goode.



CT’s first commercial wind project wins legal battle

Sep 17th, 2014 | By
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West Hartford renewable energy developer BNE Energy is cleared to build three wind turbines in Colebrook, after a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling on Monday ended a three-year legal battle.



Input sought on Long Island Sound management plan

Sep 17th, 2014 | By
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A new management and conservation plan for Long Island Sound identifies six problem areas that should be addressed by governmental agencies and environmental and university groups.



Get on board the CT Climate Train

Sep 17th, 2014 | By
A coal train rolls through a town in West Virginia, where more coal is produced than any other state except Wyoming.

When the People’s Climate March kicks off in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, it is sure to be a powerful and diverse assembly.



NRC Launches Special Inspection at Millstone 3 Nuclear Power Plant

Sep 15th, 2014 | By
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In Response to Continuing Problems with Pump Problems affecting a pump that is part of a reactor safety system will be the focus of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Special Inspection at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant.



New England and Natural Gas Utilization Problems

Sep 15th, 2014 | By
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“If you’re in this industry long enough you see these cycles. The energy business has gone from boom to bust many times.”



Malloy, Foley Address Transportation at Candidate Forum

Sep 15th, 2014 | By
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Malloy and Greenwich businessman Tom Foley appeared separately on Monday at a transportation forum hosted by regional transportation groups.



Yalies to join People’s Climate March in NYC Sept. 21

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

Sunday, Sept. 21, Yalies and New Haven residents plan to join the ranks of thousands of other activists in order to promote awareness of climate change at the People’s Climate March in New York City.



Bid on Rocky Hill Water Pollution Control Facility Upgrade in Rocky Hill

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

Provide for a complete upgrade of the Rocky Hill Water Pollution Control Facility including hydraulic improvements, new aeration tank, new clarifiers, equipment replacement and building improvements along with support equipment and accessories. Bid on Rocky Hill Water Pollution Control Facility Upgrade in Rocky Hill | Connecticut Bid Network.



Global warming a threat to Greenwich birds, and birds elsewhere

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

According to a recent report by the National Audubon Society, these birds are just a few of the local species that may disappear from Greenwich and its environs by 2080 because of climate change — read that as global warming. Rising temperatures and tides, the report says, could force the birds to seek cooler climates

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Google invests $145 million in Calif. solar project

Sep 12th, 2014 | By

Google said its renewable energy projects are expected to generate more than 6 billion kilowatt-hours of energy annually, which the tech giant said is “far more electricity” than it consumes and is enough to power all public elementary schools in New York, Oregon and Wyoming for one year. For more on this story, visit: Google

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Live Twitter #UpChat on climatechange 11 a.m. Sept. 15

Sep 12th, 2014 | By
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It’s happening — what you’ve all been waiting for … an #UpChat on Twitter! to talk about climate change, leading up to the United Nations 2014 Climate Summit.



Connecticut shell fishermen protest new Long Island Sound lease requirements

Sep 12th, 2014 | By

About two-dozen shell fishermen from throughout Connecticut, business owners and legislators met outside the state’s Aquaculture Bureau Wednesday to voice strong opposition to new lease terms imposed by the Department of Agriculture. With the support of Milford Democratic state Reps. James Maroney, Kim Rose and Paul Davis, state Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, called on Gov.

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Guilford: Faulkner’s Island Light — A Lonely Outpost Full Of History

Sep 12th, 2014 | By

A terrible gale lashed Long Island Sound on a winter’s night in 1805. Faulkner’s Island lighthouse keeper Joseph Griffing woke the next morning to survey the damage and glanced out to the west to Goose Island where he saw a ship wrecked on the rocks. He rowed his small boat out to the vessel to

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Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival, Sept. 21, Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven

Sep 12th, 2014 | By
Horizon Wings live raptor show will take place again this year.

Taking place at one of the best birding spots on the East Coast, the Audubon CT Migration Festival will include bird walks led by Chris Loscalzo, bird banding demonstrations, a hawk flight identification workshop (come see some hawks flying south for the winter), monarch butterfly tagging (they’re migrating too), a live raptor show with a falconer from Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education organization, and much more. If you want to see some birds, you won’t be sorry you came to this festival.



Connecticut’s swamps are natural wonders, vital parts of the environment

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Connecticut is peppered with hundreds of wetlands in various sizes and configurations containing diverse plants and animals. They are essential parts of the state’s hydraulic circulatory system, providing benefits we take for granted. They’re worth making time to visit, even if your feeling a bit swamped. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut’s swamps are

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Connecticut Wins $22.6 Million For Freight Rail, Riverfront Work

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Connecticut on Tuesday landed nearly $23 million in federal grants that advocates say will help transform Waterbury’s riverfront and dramatically improve a key freight rail line from New London to Massachusetts. About $14.4 million of the money will go toward Waterbury’s waterfront renaissance and transit center project, which Mayor Neil O’Leary has said could be

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Get To Know Colin Bennett, Part 1

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Hello! My name is Colin Bennett and I’m running for a seat in the Connecticut State Senate in the 33rd District. Over the next month and a half I’ll be posting periodic updates about my campaign and answering questions from potential voters. This first post is intended to provide a little background information about me

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Op-Ed: CT delegation should reject attack on Clean Water Act rule

Sep 10th, 2014 | By
What can happen during heavy storms of sewer systems are not upgraded. This photo was taken one block from West Haven beach. (photo: cjzurcher)

Clean water is a wholesome family value if there ever was one. Right? Sadly, today, protecting clean water is just another battleground for ideological politics. Read more from the CT Mirror here.



The Day of New London supports Heritage Park

Sep 9th, 2014 | By

The Day enthusiastically endorses efforts to create a Thames River Heritage Park linking the many historic attractions on both banks of the southern reaches of the Thames, we only lament that it did not happen far sooner. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Heritage Park test | News from southeastern Connecticut.