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There must be a role for renewable energy in the world’s future energy mix. Humanity must migrate away from fossil fuels as fast as possible.
There is no technology currently available to remove CO2 from the atmosphere once emitted.
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Land & Water Stream Table Investigations. This program seeks to improve the understanding of behaviors of river environments over time, teaching fourth grade students at Union School about erosion, and sediment deposition in the Farmington River. For more on this story, visit: Farmington Public Schools Foundation Announces Grant Recipients – Schools – Farmington, CT Patch.
Regional environmental groups have released a report highlighting a potential for growth in wind energy. The report titled “Wind Energy for a Cleaner America II” takes a look at development of wind energy across the country over the past five years and predicts potential growth for the next five years. Since 2007, the nation’s wind
A Connecticut environmental conservation officer who was shot and killed 15 years ago while investigating a report of illegal deer hunting is being remembered. For more on this story, visit: Fallen Connecticut conservation officer to be remembered – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT.
With a $12 million hole to fill over the next five years, the head of the state’s trash authority believes the state should allow it to receive a renewable energy credit for the trash it burns and turns into energy. That’s part of the sustainability plan, Thomas Kirk, president and CEO of Connecticut Resources Recovery
Since eelgrass beds are vital habitats for marine and estuarine biota, there is interest in documenting their status and trends. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wetlands Inventory Program (NWI) has conducted eelgrass inventories for the eastern end of Long Island Sound since 2002.
These inventories were initiated because the State of Connecticut’s Office of Long Island Sound Programs wanted to know the status of eelgrass beds in 2001 and how they change over time.
Click on this Environmental Headline for more on the study and a link to download the study.
The plan and zoning commission unanimously approved a proposal by the town to improve drainage along a rustic country road and some of South Glastonbury’s oldest farm fields. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury Commission Approves Drainage Plan For South Glastonbury – Hartford Courant.
The Woodsmen Land Trust of Old Saybrook is contesting a public statement that it has lost its tax-exempt status. Internal Revenue Service public records show that the land trust automatically lost its 501(c)(3) status for failing to file income tax returns for three years. However, the trust became a tax-exempt entity less than three years
Abest Power & Gas, its joint venture in retail energy supply, and Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading retail provider of renewable energy and other carbon-reduction assets, have entered into an agreement for Abest to offer wind power options to its customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
Mayor-elect David Martin attended the annual meeting of the Stamford Land Conservation Trust and shared his vision to create a greater connection between Long Island Sound and the City.
See the Calendar for more details ……….. 6:00 pm Appetizers, Refreshment, & Celebration 7:00 pm Presentations & Hawk Watching Appreciation Afterwards guests are welcome to chat and shop in the Nature Gift Shop
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About the picture: That’s me smiling as I receive a Certificate of Appreciation from The Rockfall Foundation in Middletown (a private foundation supporting environmental education, conservation and planning initiatives in Middlesex County since 1935). It reads, To: “CHRISTOPHER ZURCHER, Founder and Publisher of CT Environmental Headlines, For your statewide leadership and creativity in growing a strong culture and advocacy for environmental issues, including climate change, energy, land use, recycling, transportation, clean water, wildlife, green buildings and health impacts.” Thanks everyone for your continued support!
DEEP Reminds Outdoor Enthusiasts to Be Safe Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a safety reminder for outdoor enthusiasts as a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway – most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season which begins on Wednesday, November 20. Specific deer hunting season information is
The exhibit is sponsored in part by the Greenwich Shellfish Commission, which is a nod to the power that oysters hold over the economic and environmental balance to the community. Active beds off Greenwich’s shore continue to serve professionals and recreational harvesters to this day. For more on this story, visit: Peer into the world
The Student Conservation Association expands to run crews in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport and New HavenNov 19th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
SCA began programming in Connecticut in 2008 with community crews in Stamford. Since then the program has expanded to reach a number of cities in the state. Over summer 2013, the SCA Connecticut Community Program ran crews in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport and New Haven. Currently, SCA CT Community Programs are primarily run during the
Decommissioned Haddam nuclear plant Connecticut Yankee received another $126 million in a dispute with the U.S. Department of Energy over the continued storage of nuclear waste in Connecticut, the plant’s owner announced Friday.
Alleging that wastewater from cesspools at state parks and Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus has polluted local waterways, Peconic Baykeeper and Soundkeeper filed duel lawsuits against the two entities recently. The two environmental groups filed the lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Nov. 8 and 11,
New York City-based Tri-State Biodiesel and its parent company, The Sustainable Biodiesel Company, have partnered with New Jersey-based Lard-NABF LLC (LARD) to purchase and upgrade the Connecticut-based biodiesel production business, Bridgeport Biodiesel. TSBC subsidiary Connecticut Biofuels will be headquartered at the Bridgeport Biodiesel site. Connecticut Biofuels is Connecticut’s longest running in-state cooking oil recycler. This will allow for locally sourced cooking oil to supply the Bridgeport plant.
Connecticut is “perfect” for geothermal drilling. Dig down six feet, and you’ll find the soil remains a near-constant 50 degrees year-round. Geothermal capitalizes on that, using a loop of underground piping to tap into that stable temperature zone, and send that energy to a heat pump.
Polamer Precision, an aerospace manufacturing firm based in Newington, has been awarded a 15-year energy program contract in the latest round of Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit auctions.