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Connecticut River crests, floods local roads

Apr 19th, 2014 | By
Flooding along River Road in Cromwell, Conn. (photo for Environmental Headlines: Ross Powell)

If you live along the Connecticut River, green grass isn’t the only sign that spring has sprung.



Foggy Morning at the Boathouse, Connecticut River

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

from http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/04/18/foggyriver/               Fog encompassed Wesleyan’s Macomber Boathouse on April 8. The boathouse, built in 1992, is home for Wesleyan men’s and women’s crew. It’s located on the Connecticut River in the Harbor Park area of Middletown, and is 1/2 mile from campus. From the boathouse, one can view

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Portland to use $200K grant to clean up possible contaminants at Riverfront Park

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

Town and state officials are welcoming a $200,000 state grant that will used to evaluate three riverfront properties. Portland was one of 21 towns throughout the state that received brownfields assessment grants from the Department of Economic and Community Development. The grants were announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday, during a visit to

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Op-ed: Proposed wind project regs give CT a chance to lead

Apr 19th, 2014 | By
A wind turbine seen on the campus of Connecticut College.

Connecticut lawmakers Tuesday have the opportunity to clear a major roadblock standing in the way of the state’s clean energy future by approving wind siting regulations that will set permitting standards for wind generators and remove a ban on wind energy projects that is detracting from Connecticut’s leadership on energy policy.



Greenwich Man Helps Eels Clear Byram River Dam

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

A Greenwich man is working to help baby eels making their annual migration from Long Island Sound to rivers across Connecticut, according to WNPR News.



A military mission with an environmental purpose Tuesday in Groton

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

At the request of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Charlestown, R.I., office, the Connecticut Army National Guard will airlift 28,000 pounds of lumber to Great Gull Island, a bird sanctuary in Long Island Sound between Plum and Fishers islands. For more on this story, visit: The Day – This mission’s for the birds |

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Meetings planned to update public on Connecticut busway project

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

A series of meetings are planned to update the public about Connecticut’s first bus rapid transit system scheduled to begin operations early next year. For more on this story, visit: Meetings planned to update public on Connecticut busway project | The New Haven Register .



Celebrate Earth Day by participating in a local event or volunteer opportunity.

Apr 19th, 2014 | By
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Celebrate Earth Day by participating in a local event or volunteer opportunity. Click here for the most complete list of local events in and around Connecticut.



Damn removal to take place this summer in New Haven — Release The Herring!

Apr 18th, 2014 | By
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Pond Lily dam, which was built more than two centuries ago to power a textile mill, is slated to be taken apart this summer so that river herring will be free to swim upstream to spawn.



Connecticut Land Conservation Day, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23, 2014, Hartford

Apr 18th, 2014 | By

  9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Legislative Office Building 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford Celebrating YOUR Land Conservation Accomplishments in Connecticut! Please join the Connecticut Land Conservation Council and the Trust for Public Land on April 23, 2014 at the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford to showcase your conservation projects, thank legislators for their support of open

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Pay Now or Pay More Later

Apr 18th, 2014 | By

Economics is largely just organized common sense, and it doesn’t get much more common sense than benefit-cost analysis. Want to decide whether to buy that apple, make that investment or pass that clean air rule? Tally up the benefits. Tally up the costs. If benefits outweigh costs, do it.



Two of LCV’s 2014 Environmental goals are open space and wind energy moratorium

Apr 18th, 2014 | By

Each year, the bipartisan nonprofit organization Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) releases a legislative briefing that describes the major environmental policy reforms that should be undertaken by representatives in Hartford. This year’s briefing highlights ten critical environmental health issues — two of these are: the need to permanently protect Connecticut’s open space and to

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Senators Seek To Curb EPA Authority On Mine Waste Disposal. ‘Fairness Act’ unfair to environment; more than fair to ‘energy production’

Apr 18th, 2014 | By

A pair of senators have introduced legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority to preemptively block or to revoke permits for mine waste disposal. The move has roiled those in Alaska who want EPA to use this authority to block a massive copper and gold mine that could put a

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Apr 18th, 2014 | By

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Huge Methane Leaks Add Doubt on Gas as ‘Bridge’ Fuel

Apr 18th, 2014 | By
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The IPCC in its Working Group III report says natural gas as a bridge fuel will only be effective if few gases escape into the atmosphere during natural gas production and distribution.



CT Audubon seeks artists for Birds and Their Habitat art exhibition

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Audubon Society announces a call to artists for the 5th annual Birds and Their Habitat Art Exhibition and Sale, Sept. 26-28. Works must feature birds and/or the beauty of nature, from bird life and their habitats to the diversity of natural landscapes specific to Connecticut and the Northeast. Works must be original and current.

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Connecticut Economic Development Dept Awards $3.8M in Brownfield Grants

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded grants totaling $3,821,000 for advancing development of brownfield sites all over the state. The grants, announced by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, will enable 21 communities to assess and investigate 48 sites covering more than 310 acres. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut Economic

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Spring has sprung, time for hazardous waste collection

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Now that the weather has warmed up, it’s time to safely get rid of household hazardous wastes and shred personal papers at free events that occur during one of several Saturdays now through the fall. The collections are not held in winter because most wastes are chemicals that freeze and the event is held outdoors,

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Courant editorial: ‘Ban the import of fracking wastes’

Apr 17th, 2014 | By
Image: Wespionage (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wespionage/765209458/in/set-72157602153892507/)

Because there are few governmental responsibilities as profound as protecting the air and water that sustain life, until the system is safe beyond question, the state should ban the storage and disposal of fracking waste within Connecticut’s borders.



Bridgeport gets $200K to clean up ex-Remington site for redevelopment

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

The state has awarded Bridgeport $200,000 to move forward with cleaning up the dilapidated factory at 60 Main St. in preparation for a groundbreaking. A spokesman for Westport Property Management could not be reached for comment. But David Kooris, Bridgeport’s head of economic development, said his office “restarted conversations” with the owners about six months ago, and

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