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Environmental, peace groups join together for People’s Climate March Sept. 21

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By
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More than 500,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Sierra Club and 350.org initiated the statewide organizing effort this summer. Click here for more information.



Transportation advocates lay out agenda for Connecticut candidates

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
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The coalition is asking gubernatorial candidates for a debate focused on transportation issues.



From fission to fusion: the need for a quick transition

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
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Why we should change from fission to fusion electricity generation swiftly, with minimal overlap, once fusion is available. By Yale physics student and, undergraduate scholar at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, Jason Parisi.



Esty Seeks Support For Farmington River ‘Wild And Scenic’ Bill

Aug 19th, 2014 | By

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, appealed to officials and environmental groups Monday for help in building support for a bill that would give federal wild and scenic designation to part of the Farmington River. Esty said a federal wild and scenic designation opens up resources, including funding, for conservation projects. For more on this

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Officials Promote Busway’s Economic Development Potential

Aug 19th, 2014 | By

A busload of state officials toured the route Monday, stopping at several stations in Newington and West Hartford where they hope to encourage creation of nearby retail shops, apartment complexes and commercial office buildings. For more on this story, visit: Officials Promote Busway’s Economic Development Potential – Hartford Courant.



Plainville parking lot to help clean Quinnipiac River | Courant.com

Aug 18th, 2014 | By

Porous pavement and other materials added to a new parking lot at Trumbull Park will help keep the nearby Quinnpiac River clean.



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Aug 15th, 2014 | By

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Milford To Install New Bike Racks — seeking input from residents

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

Milford Mayor Ben Blake announced that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance the Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the mayor is seeking the assistance of residents to help select appropriate and accessible sites for

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Fairfield Seeking Volunteers for Bike/Ped Committee 

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

The Town of Fairfield is seeking volunteers to serve on a Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. The Board of Selectman is seeking nine members to serve on this permanent committee. For more on this story, visit: Fairfield Seeking Volunteers for Bike/Ped Committee  – Bike Walk Connecticut.



Beaches, Parks Closed after heavy rains

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

East Beach at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, Gay City State Park in Hebron along with Compo Beach and Burying Hill Beach in Westport are closed because of poor water quality. For more on this story, visit: Beaches, Parks Closed | NBC Connecticut.



Municipal Grants available for Aquatic Invasive Species Control on Inland Waters

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced the availability of funding for projects aimed at managing and reducing aquatic invasive species on inland waters of Connecticut.



UBS Backs Away From Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
From left to right: Vic Lancia, Nick Katkevich, Carmen Cordero, April Scheller, Colin Bennett, Ben Martin, Dan Fischer, Anthony Sorge. (contributed)

UBS, the world’s third top funder of mountaintop removal in 2011, has taken steps demonstrating its commitment to significantly reduce financing of the mining practice.

In the summer of 2013, members of the campaign were arrested during a protest at UBS’s Knoxville, Tenn., office. Shortly afterwards, four members of the Connecticut-based group Capitalism vs. the Climate blocked the entrance to UBS’s North American headquarters in Stamford, Conn., and were arrested.



DEEP Grant Program Aims to Replace or Remove Inefficient Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
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As part of an overall effort to address public health and environmental issues raised by the use of Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced a grant program that offers a financial incentive for the removal or replacement of older, less efficient units. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.



Fellowship to help CT Audubon Society bring climate change educate to schools

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
Eckman being honored with the Tamar Chotzen Audubon Educator of the Year award during a meeting of the National Audubon Society Board of Directors at Audubon's Corkscrew Sanctuary in Naples, Florida, Jan. 29, 2011. The prestigious award, named for a pioneering Audubon education leader, has been bestowed annually since 2006. It recognizes outstanding commitment, professionalism and accomplishment in Audubon conservation education.

Connecticut Audubon Society’s education director, Michelle Eckman, has been selected as one of 26 recipients of a prestigious international fellowship to develop a climate change curriculum for high school freshmen in New Haven, with a goal of expanding the curriculum to high schools throughout the state.



CTLCV Endorses 15 in Races for General Assembly Seats

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
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Wednesday, the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) named its first slate of endorsed candidates for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in the November 4 elections.



Plans To Build Power Plant in Oxford Resurrected

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Plans to build a gas power plant on the northern town line are being resurrected despite some opposition. Competitive Power Ventures is proposing to build a 805-megawatt facility on an approximately 20-acre site in the Woodruff Hill industrial complex. “The growth that Oxford is having now, and will have in the near future, will be

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Connecticut power plant cited for 3 minor safety violations

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Federal inspectors cited the state’s nuclear plant on Tuesday for three minor safety violations, including a worker who inhaled radioactive material. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it found three violations of “very low safety significance” in a quarterly inspection of the Millstone Power Plant on June 30. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut power

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Save the Sound completes Plainville asphalt project

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Connecticut environmental advocate Save the Sound completed work on a 4,000-square-foot porous pavement this month, preventing rainfall from entering the stormwater management system. For more on this story, visit: Save the Sound completes Plainville asphalt project | HartfordBusiness.com.



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Aug 11th, 2014 | By

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New Haven, state officials create ‘urban oases’ in 4 city parks

Aug 9th, 2014 | By

“Urban oases” at four city parks were designated at a ceremony Friday, in Beaver Ponds Park, West River Memorial Park, Dover Beach Park and East Shore Park. “Oases and refuge are going to be the beating heart of nature in the middle of New Haven,” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said at the ceremony in

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