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A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court

Oct 28th, 2014 | By

Even though Johnson wasn’t allowed to mention climate change, the jury still went easy on him. There was no jail time, though the judge doubled the fines recommended by the prosecutor and levied the maximum for each count: $500 for obstructing a public official, and $500 for continuing to talk to some supporters after the

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Why We Need a New York Times (and Environmental Headlines) In Every State

Oct 27th, 2014 | By

We are in the midst of a journalism revival. Startups like Business Insider, Vox, Vice and FiveThirtyEight are reimagining not just newsgathering, but how to tell stories. “Old Media,” that at first struggled to adapt to the Internet age, now are boldly launching projects that seek both to satisfy their existing audiences and find new

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NPR Guts Its Environment And Climate Reporting Team

Oct 27th, 2014 | By

One week after Environmental Headlines went on indefinite hiatus, National Public Radio has gutted its staff dedicated to covering environmental and climate issues.



CT to decide on VT RECs

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will decide soon ….



Will climate change debate receive a grass roots push?

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

After 20 years of debate we have failed to reach consensus ….



Highstead and Aspetuck Land Trust lead new conservation initiative

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

It’s about protecting imperiled streams, drinking water reservoirs, and plant and wildlife habitat.



Grants help Bridgeport, Milford prepare for storms

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

There are new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford …



League of Women Voters Northeast Connecticut holds discussion on climate change

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

League of Women Voters to discuss climate change …



Important Changes at Environmental Headlines

Oct 20th, 2014 | By
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Environmental Headlines will be seven years old soon. I love to publish The Headlines because it keeps me and all of my readers up-to-date on what’s going on in Connecticut’s environmental community. More than 5,000 people visit the site regularly.

Many readers generously contribute to The Headlines every year, and you know how much I appreciate you and how valuable your support has been in keeping Environmental Headlines going. I thank each and every one of you!

The time has come for readers to pay for access to Environmental Headlines.



Bigelow Hollow, Pachaug forest worth exploring in Last Green Valley

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

Located in Union, on the Massachusetts border….



East Coast cities susceptible to more tidal flooding

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

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

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Talcott Mountain Busy During Fall Foliage

Oct 20th, 2014 | By
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The park, home to the Heublein Tower in Simsbury



Lack of transmission lines stands in the way of wind power

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

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

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East Lyme program touts benefits of salt marshes for people, wildlife

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

Salt marshes are not only home to a variety of creatures and wildlife, but are also important to humans by buffering storms and floods.



Environment: Cloudy With A Chance Of Clearing

Oct 19th, 2014 | By

Complicating the forecast, of course, is climate change.



Robert Miller: Connect the dots from deregulation to aquatic invasives

Oct 19th, 2014 | By

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

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Stopping illegal dumping at Wallingford’s Tyler Mill preserve

Oct 19th, 2014 | By

An anti-dumping effort needs to be rejuvenated and then gain momentum.



Highstead leads the charge in the Hudson to Housatonic initiative

Oct 18th, 2014 | By

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 …



‘Too many unanswered questions’ has Ansonia recycling proposal on hold

Oct 18th, 2014 | By

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

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With Investments in Traffic Calming and Street Redesigns, Bridgeport’s Safety Campaign Shows Promise

Oct 18th, 2014 | By

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

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