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Steel Point Redevelopment Nears Launch in Bridgeport

Apr 8th, 2014 | By
A 1936 photo of the site where the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment is planned. Building is expected to begin this summer on the area's first anchor, a 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops. (photo: Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library)

Bridgeport officials now say the fortunes of Steel Point will turn this summer when building begins on the area’s first anchor, a 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops, which sells boats and outdoor supplies.



Route 34 Re-Zoned

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

By a unanimous vote Monday, city lawmakers rezoned 16.2 acres of vacant land along Route 34, paving the way for a proposed $11 million new home for the not-for-profit organization Continuum of Care. The vote, which took place at Monday’s full Board of Alders meeting, concerned the stretch of Route 34 between Ella T. Grasso

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Gaylord Hospital Recognized By People’s Action For Clean Energy

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

Gaylord Hospital, in Wallingford, will be recognized on April 29 by People’s Action for Clean Energy (PACE) with the 2014 Environmental Energy Leadership Award as the first Connecticut hospital operating with a solar thermal heating system. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Gaylord Hospital Recognized By People’s Action For Clean Energy – Courant.com.



Vendors and volunteers always welcome at Ivoryton Farmers Market

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

New vendors & volunteers are always welcome. Email them for information or download our 2014 vendor information and application. The vendors below will be joining us again in 2014.  For more on this story, visit: Ivoryton Farmers Market Locally Grown Farmers Market CT | 2014vendors.



New Britain Resident’s Work To Foster A Healthy Environment Lives On Through Scholarship Fund

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

For the past 20 years, Carolyn Wysocki has worked tirelessly to help create a better, healthier way of life for those who, like her, suffer from often-debilitating sensitivities to the many harmful chemicals and additives we encounter every day through the foods we eat, the products we use and the environments we share. And now,

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Sorry about the large news feed Monday. I’m not sure why that happened.

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

Monday, April 7, subscribers to our news feed saw a large number of stories listed in the feed. I’m not sure why that happened. Sometimes feedburner.google.com is a mystery to me. Hopefully it will be back to normal Tuesday, April 8. If not, I’ll look into it more to try to see what the matter

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MAP: How Much of Your Town’s Trash Gets Recycled?

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

In the run up to Earth Day on April 22, Patch is looking at the numbers behind Connecticut’s environmental impact, including how much garbage we produce and how much of that waste is wasted. The interactive map above shows information on municipal solid waste and compost for each town in the state in 2011, color-coded

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Conn. adopts point-of-sale fee for mattress recycling

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

A new statewide mattress recycling program here, supported by the International Sleep Products Assn., will be funded by a fee collected by retailers at the point of sale. Retailers will then pass those collected fees on to the Mattress Recycling Council, the group responsible for supervising the recycling program. State officials recently announced changes to

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Aids Pomperaug, Aspetuck Rivers:Grant Will Expand RiverSmart Effort

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

The Housatonic Valley Association, 150 Kent Rd., received a $21,535 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation on behalf of the Aspetuck Pomperaug River Partners.



Living on Earth: UN Climate Change Reports As Haiku | Living on Earth

Apr 5th, 2014 | By
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The reports of the UN’s Panel on Climate Change are critically important but notoriously dense. IPCC scientist Gregory Johnson tells Living On Earth host Steve Curwood about his personal project to write haiku poems to make the reports more understandable.



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Apr 5th, 2014 | By

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Wendell Berry: A Strong Voice For Local Farming and the Land

Apr 5th, 2014 | By
Wendell Berry speaks to an audience during a recent visit to New Haven. (photo: cjzurcher)

For six decades, writer Wendell Berry has spoken out in defense of local agriculture, rural communities, and the importance of caring for the land. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about his Kentucky farm, his activism, and why he remains hopeful for the future.



50+ Farmington Canal Bicycle Club Being Formed

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

The Hamden/North Haven Advisor reports an opportunity to join mature cyclists with similar interests to ride and explore this beautiful resource that runs from New Haven to Cheshire and beyond. The objective of this club is to provide members recreational rides with 10-20 mile goals to start. Members depart from the Sherman Avenue car / bike lot in Hamden

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Part 2: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Apr 4th, 2014 | By
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued Part 2 of its Fifth Assessment Report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,” in March 2014. Part 2 discusses the need for and implementation of adaptation strategies for coping with the adverse effects of global warming.



Moving closer to a Coltsville Park, Hartford

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

Ed Note: I’m not sure if this is a decade-long effort, or a decade-old effort. I don’t know that much effort has been expended to make this a national park since the effort was announced more than a decade ago.  The decade-long effort to build a national park on the site of Coltsville – gunmaker and

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Berlin awarded $500,000 grant for Train Station Blvd project

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Town of Berlin has been awarded a $500,000 Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant for the Train Station Boulevard project as part of the town’s downtown revitalization efforts. “We are investing in the Train Station Boulevard project to create a more accessible, more walkable hub for

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Exposure from natural gas drilling tests air standards

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

by David Brown, Beth Weinberger, Celia Lewis, Heather Bonaparte Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA, USA Corresponding author: David Brown, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, 4198 Washington Road, Suite 5, McMurray, PA 15317, USA Recent and projected growth in the oil and gas production sector has underscored the need for EPA to gain a

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USDA staff in CT receive national award for conservation efforts

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

The NRCS in Connecticut, Forest Service, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System entered into a partnership in 2009 to assist private landowners in enhancing healthy forests. Recently, this group was honored with the prestigious Two Chiefs’ Partnership Award on behalf of the chiefs of the Forest Service

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Progress Made in Expanding I-91 Corridor Rail Service

Apr 4th, 2014 | By
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced what was described as “a significant milestone in progress to provide more robust commuter service on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line: the state will be seeking proposals from railroad companies to begin operating the service in 2016.”



New analysis pinpoints change on Connecticut’s Long Island shoreline

Apr 4th, 2014 | By
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Researchers don’t know here or anywhere along the Connecticut coast exactly what factors are causing the water to encroach into or recede from land areas, except for the well-documented areas that have been filled for development. They are equally adamant that their data can’t be used to predict future change.