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Lyme man is new chairman of state Nature Conservancy trustees

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

Allen Rosenshine of Lyme will serve as the new chairman of the state Nature Conservancy’s board of trustees, the conservancy announced last month. Rosenshine replaces John Levinson, who will continue on as vice chairman. Rosenshine is chairman emeritus of BBDO, a worldwide advertising agency. He spearheaded in 1986 the creation of Omnicom Group, a marketing

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Corps of Engineers awards contract for maintenance dredging of Guilford Harbour

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

Maintenance dredging of a portion of Guilford Harbor in Guilford, Connecticut, will be completed under the terms of a US$2,242,197.50 contract recently awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be accomplished by Coastline Consulting and Development, LLC, of Madison, Conn. Dredging is scheduled to start on or about November

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CL&P moves an osprey nest in Westport (photo)

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

It was moving day today for an osprey nest on Westport’s Post Road East. Connecticut Light & Power Company workers erected a platform and moved an osprey nest from one utility pole to another in the Fresh Market parking lot, 605 Post Road East, to get it away from power lines. For more on this

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Bridging the gap

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
(photo: cjzurcher)

There have been several crashes in recent months, some of them fatal, involving Amtrak and Metro-North trains in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Norwalk bridge is one of four movable bridges on the New Haven line, all more than 109 years old and all in need of major rehabilitation or replacement.



U.N. Climate Summit Underscores Perennial Differences on Climate Change | Henry Auer

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

The United Nations convened a Climate Summit on September 23, 2014 as a springboard for action on addressing global warming. About 120 national leaders attended, as well as leaders in business, government and action groups. Notable by their absence were the leaders from China and India, two of the nations among developing countries with the

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NY A.G. reaches agreement with natural gas developers to increase disclosure of fracking risks to investors

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

Anadarko Petroleum And EOG Resources Commit To Disclosing More Information On Financial Effects Of Regulation, Litigation, And Environmental Impacts Related To Hydraulic Fracturing Schneiderman: Investors Have A Right To Know All Relevant Information About Risks NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced agreements with two natural gas development companies that will ensure

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CTLCV endorses Malloy in governor’s race

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a news conference at Union Station in New Haven to announce that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will undertake a $10 million project to upgrade the power supply for Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line beginning on Monday, February 3. The project will prevent the type of catastrophic power failure that occurred this past fall in Mount Vernon, New York, seriously disrupting service on the New Haven Line.

For the first time since its inception in 1998, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has chosen to endorse in a gubernatorial race. After interviewing both candidates, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has earned the CTLCV’s endorsement as a strong leader on protection of Connecticut’s environment. “It is not often that you have such a solid record for a candidate in making these decisions. Governor Malloy’s record has been exemplary,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director.



Thousands of Letters Delivered to EPA Leader on Banks of Connecticut River: Advocates Call For Stronger Protections for Local Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. John Larson, state Rep. Mary Mushinsky, New England Regional EPA head Curt Spalding and DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee, Clean Water Action, Rivers Alliance, Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment, Sierra Club, CT Coalition for Environmental Justice, Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and other groups stressed the need for improved water protections and to showcase the importance of clean water for everyone.



Leaders to create business plan to spur growth along planned freight rail line

Oct 4th, 2014 | By

If the plans go through, riders from Connecticut would be able to transfer to trains headed to Long Island or New Jersey without transferring to another station.



The greatest unexplored frontier — Fabian Cousteau speaks at annual meeting

Oct 4th, 2014 | By

“We’ve only explored 5 percent of our oceans. We’ve explored virtually nothing.” Fabian Cousteau — the grandson of the water-parting oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and the keeper of the family flame — spoke at the library during the annual meeting of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. For more on this story, visit: Robert Miller: The

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Connecticut Breathes Deep, Enjoys Better Quality Air Over Summer

Oct 4th, 2014 | By

Connecticut residents, who enjoyed a mild summer, also experienced a decrease in the number of unhealthy air quality days this year compared with 2013, and an even greater drop when compared with 2012, the federal Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Wednesday. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut Breathes Deep, Enjoys Better Quality Air Over Summer

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MTA proposes linking New Haven and Penn Station

Oct 4th, 2014 | By
A Metro North train heads from West Haven to Grand Central. (photo: cjzurcher)

The $743 million plan, part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program, would add four new stations in the East Bronx on current Amtrak track. Metro-North trains, which are run by the MTA, would branch off at New Rochelle and arrive at Penn Station after those four stops.



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Oct 4th, 2014 | By

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New Preston Merchants Support RiverSmart Campaign

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The RiverSmart CT Campaign, a joint project led by HVA and Connecticut Farmland Trust, Kent Land Trust, Lake Waramaug Task Force, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, Steep Rock Association, Warren Land Trust and Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust was launched in 2012 with funding from the Connecticut Community Foundation and the Ellen Knowles

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Public invited to Northwest Connecticut Land Trust Days

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Northwest Corner land trusts have once again organized a cornucopia of fall programs in celebration of Northwest Connecticut Land Trust Days Oct. 10-19. More than 10 area land trusts will offer a variety of events, including guided and self-guided hikes (one by moonlight), a landscape painting workshop, a nature photography talk, picnic, wine event,

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Job (Mansfield): Executive Director for CT Land Trust

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

Joshua’s Trust, NE Connecticut’s largest land trust, is seeking a dynamic part-time Executive Director to lead our efforts to manage and grow our nearly 50-year-old organization. Full details and application instructions are at http:joshuastrust.org/edsearchhttp://joshuastrust.org/edsearch For more on this story, visit: Job (Mansfield): Executive Director for CT Land Trust – idealist.org.



Director; University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The University of Connecticut seeks applications for the position of Director of the Avery Point Campus. This historic waterfront campus hosts important professional, graduate, and undergraduate programs and is home to the Department of Marine Sciences. For more on this story, visit: Director; University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus | Conservation Careers and Conservation Jobs.



Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition Begins

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is once again encouraging artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in the annual Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest. The winning entry will be featured on the 2016 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. The inaugural contest in 2012 was won by wildlife artist Richard Clifton, whose

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Westport Wants Historic Property for Flood Control

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

By James Lomuscio The owner of an 1880-built, one-story cabin on about one-third of an acre at 199 Newtown Turnpike and only a few feet from the west branch of the Saugatuck River has an eager buyer—the Town of Westport. Dewey Loselle, town operations director, appeared before the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) tonight with

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Local officials consider conversion of old landfill on Barnum Dyke Road into Green Energy Park

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch surveyed the site of the city’s old landfill Wednesday, where he hopes a solar power station will soon be built. The Connecticut Siting Council, who must approve the plan, held its final hearing on the topic Tuesday. The Green Energy Park would turn the old landfill on Barnum Dyke Road into

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