This article is an opinion piece from Environment Northeast on sustainable transmission issues – basically how to make a better, more modern electric grid – just published in the Hartford Business Journal.
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The environmental sustainability movement is growing stronger on college campuses across the U.S. Central Connecticut State University is no different. The momentum for going green began soon after President Jack Miller was one of the first to sign the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment back in 2007.
For months Patrick Comins of Audubon Connecticut has been looking forward to early December to get views of a rare, long-tailed visitor from afar.
While he was expecting Comet ISON to put on a spectacular show, he got a different kind of long-tailed visitor instead — one that he was not expecting at all.
Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Patrick’s article in WXEdge.
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A technology developed by a UConn professor is being installed at the Torrington water pollution control facility to turn fats, oils and greases into biodiesel. The professor and two colleagues founded RPM Sustainable Technologies to market the process that might be replicated elsewhere.
Every once in awhile I stumble across something interesting that attracts my attention. This lovely map is one of those things.
The Woodbridge Land Trust has announced that it has elected Christopher Keevil as its President. Keevil succeeds longtime board member Lochlin Reidy and immediate Past President Bryan Pines. For more on this story, visit: Woodbridge Land Trust announces election of new president – News – The Bulletin.
This year is the 67th Annual Westport Christmas Bird Count, and the 114th anniversary of the National Audubon CBC concept. This fall has been pretty exciting for Connecticut birders with a number of unusual species being seen in our area. CBC participants are looking forward to finding the unusual and the commonplace too, as all
Metro-North is facing big problems. Despite new cars, service is slower than it has been in years and we haven’t even faced winter with its usual cancellations and service outages. Trains run late, are still over-crowded, and communications with riders is inconsistent and unreliable. So why did I resign from the Commuter Council now? Because
In observance of Thanksgiving in the U.S., CTEH will not publish Thursday and Friday. Publication will resume after Thanksgiving.Nov 27th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Fire Breaks Out at Berlin Recycling Company | NBC Connecticut.
The legislature’s Regulation Review Committee voted unanimously Tuesday morning to approve revisions to the state’s cap-and-trade program for power plant emissions. For more on this story, visit: Power plant emissions limits approved Republican American.
Comet ISON is barreling toward the center of our solar system, where on Thanksgiving it will slingshot around the sun and head back past Earth.But you probably won’t see it from New Haven, Hartford or Bridgeport. Even if it exceeds current expectations, you’ll have to go far afield to catch an unaided glimpse of one
Recently I received a recognition for my work from the Rockfall Foundation. I was a little under the weather and didn’t make an elaborate speech. I would have said:
“Thank you. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing if it wasn’t for you, and for all the other environmental organizations who were there that evening receiving similar recognitions. I wouldn’t be doing the Headlines if all the other organizations, from Audubon CT, and CT Audubon, to CEQ and HVA.”
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REVIEW: The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation, by Aaron GoodeNov 27th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Robert Stone’s 2010 “American Experience” documentary film Earth Days, which aired on PBS to mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day’s founding, profiled the young organizers led by Denis Hayes who toiled behind the scenes to midwife U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson’s dream of a nationwide environmental teach-in into existence, making April 22, 1970 “probably” the largest demonstration of the demonstration-saturated 1960s, according to Kirkpatrick Sale.
Clairvest Group has announced that it has made a US$28.5 million investment in Winters Bros. Waste Systems of Danbury, CT.
The Connecticut Clean Energy Finance Authority has joined a New England effort to reduce the cost of installing solar electric systems.
This is to announce the availability of an updated Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution at http://www.epa.gov/airnow/air-quality-guide_pm_2013.pdf. The guide provides information about who is at risk, ways to protect health when particle pollution levels reach the unhealthy range, and ways to reduce particle pollution. This new version contains the following updates to health information:
Connecticut Fund for the Environment issued the following statement in response to a meeting of the state legislature’s Regulation Review Committee. The committee voted to approve updates to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative but refused to consider the Connecticut Siting Council’s proposed regulations for wind power siting.
As Connecticut places an increasing emphasis on the clean energy industry, more local banks are moving into the business of green financing. First Niagara, which is headquartered in Buffalo but has a significant Connecticut presence, has invested more than $100 million over the past four years into areas like energy efficiency upgrades, solar panel installations, and fuel cells.