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Preserving Crucial Tern Habitat in Long Island Sound

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
Common Tern (photo: Sheila Foran, UConn)

While the terns are currently thriving, their environment is being overrun by nuisance and invasive plant species, such as the wild radish, Black Swallow-wort, and Asiatic Bittersweet, that threaten to destroy their nesting sites.



Green Building Award Winners at Stepping Stones Museum

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

City of Bridgeport big winner taking home the Alexion Award of Excellence for the city’s BGreen2020 sustainability initiatives. The Gateway @ 570 State received Multi-family Award of Honor; Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Schools took home the Institutional Award of Honor. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut Green Building Council – CTGBC Celebrates Green Building

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New Panel Formed to Help State Protect Birding Areas

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

The state’s decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks after a Connecticut Audubon Society report warned that old-style habitat conservation efforts weren’t working well to save many declining bird species. But one state official said that report wasn’t the only trigger for this new conservation effort. For more on this

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EPA warns Stratford on sale of Sewer System

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
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Noting that significant Federal and State funds were used to finance the massive re-building of the Stratford sewer system several years ago, the EPA letterexpresses concern over the long-term viability of this wastewater infrastructure, should it be sold to a private corporation.



Bottom-up Climate Fix, by Dan Esty

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
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WORLD leaders are at the United Nations this week, at the invitation of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to “champion an ambitious vision anchored in action that will enable a meaningful global agreement” on climate change next year. But if history is any guide, the dialogue is unlikely to produce the ramped-up response we need to address the many threats we face from the unrelenting buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. … Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Daniel C. Esty.



Green Party represented at 2014 People’s Climate March

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
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Green Party speakers at NYC People’s Climate March. Howie Hawkins talks People Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LPBLekVs54 Brian Jones Lifting People Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7xpsCIPkYU Jill Stein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLAsx_dfjig Brian Jones & Howie Hawkins Rally the Green Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iorQF33aATk Elizabeth May Canadian Green MP talks to US Green Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRWd6nNcQRg Please take the time to view, Tweet, Facebook Share these videos.



CCE celebrating safe drug disposal policies at local pharmacies

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
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A note from Louis W. Burch, Government Relations, Citizens Campaign for the Environment Pharmacies will be able to take back unused medications for safe disposal Flushing and landfilling are never the right disposal solutions for unused pharmaceutical drugs. After years of relentless advocacy by CCE and our partners, safe drug disposal options will now become

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New York A.G. leads water protection coalition

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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The Coalition Backs Joint EPA-Army Corps “Waters Of The United States” Proposal To Clarify Clean Water Act Protections For Nation’s Waters



Governor Declares Important Bird Area Day

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

As thousands of migratory birds – especially hawks – and Monarch butterflies fly overhead, local residents and bird enthusiasts heard Connecticut DEEP Commissioner, speaking on behalf of Gov. Malloy, declare Sept. 21, 2014, “Important Bird Area Day” in Connecticut.



I have no idea why the Norwich Bulletin calls this column “A view from the left”

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

Common sense has so far prevailed over the failed predictions of global warming proponents, and the expansion of fracking continues.



Connecticut ag officials mark milestone: 300 farms, 40,000 acres protected from development

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

Connecticut agriculture officials are marking a milestone in farmland preservation. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky (reh-VITS-‘kee) are scheduled to join hundreds of Connecticut farm families at the Farmland Preservation Celebration on the Lebanon Green on Saturday. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut ag officials mark milestone: 300 farms, 40,000

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Hundreds? or thousands? from Conn. head to People’s Climate March?

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
The view looking south along Central Park West during the People's Climate March in New York City Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher)

Was it hundreds from Conn? or Thousands? at the ?#?PeoplesClimateMarch?? The Associated Press, and therefore just about every newspaper in the state, ran the headline, courtesy of The AP, “Hundreds head from Conn. to NYC for climate march.” Other news organizations followed suit, like CBS reporting “Thousands to attend climate march.”

Having ridden the train with others, both going (on Saturday) and coming home Sunday, I think hundreds is a very low average estimate. Thousands of people from the state were in those trains. I spoke with people who boarded trains close to 7 a.m. Many others filled the trains later in the morning and day.



New Malloy Ad Focuses On UTC Deal

Sep 20th, 2014 | By
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign sought to defend Malloy’s economic development policies in an ad released Friday that touts a $400 million deal with United Technologies Corp. approved earlier this year.



The Connecticut Farm Project

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

CTFarmProjectAgriculture is an important and growing business in Connecticut. It’s a $3.5 billion industry and supports more than 21,000 jobs. Yet of the total 3.5 million acres in Connecticut, only about 7% of land is used for farming today, and what remains is under threat. Prime farmland is one of our greatest local resources but

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Climate Marchers Hope to Pressure World Leaders to Combat Global Warming

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

Connecticut is expected to be well-represented at Sunday’s People’s Climate March in New York City. Organizers say this will be the largest climate change protest in history. Connecticut labor unions, along with environmental, peace, and faith-based groups, will join over 1,400 groups nationwide in the march. It’s estimated that at least 1,000 people from Connecticut

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Op-Ed: March Sunday because healthy communities need climate action

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

As nurses, we care for our communities. We are there for the boy with the broken arm, the lady from the bank with heart problems, or the retiree with the flu. We are there when our friends and neighbors are hurting, and we do our best to get them better. We are there to help

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Rare Birds To Be Punted From Rentschler Field Area

Sep 19th, 2014 | By
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It’s a prime habitat for nesting birds, including upland sandpipers, grasshopper sparrows and bobolinks. However, an $84 million, 350,000-square-foot outlet shopping center is planned for the site.



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Sep 19th, 2014 | By
A red tail hawk surveys the Connecticut coastline. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

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3 recent inspections worry Millstone safety committee

Sep 19th, 2014 | By
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Lori Armstrong, director of nuclear safety and licensing at the plant, said 180 Millstone staff have participated in training to improve “rigorousness of troubleshooting.”



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