The Girl Scouts of Connecticut on Tuesday officially sold the 252-acre Camp Francis to the Kent Land Trust for $1.5 million. For more on this story, visit: Kent trust buys Girl Scouts’ camp Republican American.
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Crews are working in the Long Island Sound to clamp a leak on a power line that was cut back on January 6th and started leaking hundreds of gallons of oil. For more on this story, visit: Hundreds of gallons of oil spill into Long Island Sound | PIX 11.
Celebrating 30 years of learning, sharing and growing skills & knowledge! Please join the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) for the state’s largest conservation gathering and one of CLCC’s premier events — featuring a full day of educational workshops and peer-to-peer networking for those involved in land conservation. Visit the Conference Webpage for updates, announcements and
Federal trustees who will assess General Electric’s liability for harm done to the Hudson River’s natural resources accused the company Monday of being misleading in a report that found no need to voluntarily expand dredging.
Environment Northeast is urging Connecticut officials and those in other New England states to take a series of steps to reduce air pollution.
A New Hampshire biomass plant owned by a Northeast Utilities subsidiary won a 10-year, multimillion contract designed to lower the cost of renewable energy in Connecticut.
The CT SEEP has announced it will offer two programs in February for children of all ages at the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center, Burlington.
“… Water is Connecticut’s greatest natural resource. While other parts of the nation and world, struggle with drought, we enjoy a very different position. … The abundance of potable water did not happen by accident – it happened because together over the decades, we have worked to preserve this resource. The challenge we face today is to manage our water wisely for all users and uses while maintaining our competitive advantage.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Gov. Malloy on the state’s water policy.
DEEP and environmental groups want to establish regulations before further requests are made to dump toxic fracking waste here in Connecticut.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced the DOT will undertake a $10 million project to upgrade the power supply for Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line beginning on Monday, Feb. 3.
CT Citizens against Keystone XL will be gathering at 3 p.m. Monday Feb. 3, 2014 at the Giaimo Federal Building, 150 Court St., New Haven. Click on the Headline for more information about this important gathering!
The State Department has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on Keystone XL, starting the official countdown to a final decision by President Obama on the pipeline. Big oil hand-picked the reviewers of the pipeline, which means the report avoids taking a stand on the pipeline’s climate impacts — leaving the ball entirely in President Obama’s court.
Saturday, February 1 ~ Saturday, February 22 Saturday NIGHT, February 1 Owls of CT: Talk, Walk & Listen 7:00-8:30 pm Owls are fascinating hunters of the night with special adaptations. Join us for a short hike on the Audubon grounds to call and listen for local owls. Please wear warm clothing with soft, quiet
“We’re really excited about this,” said Matthew Feiner, owner of Devil’s Gear Bike Shop in New Haven. “To be able to put a bicycle on Metro-North and be able to travel in and out of New York City with a bicycle so you can be a better, more effective commuter is huge.”
One of the two nuclear reactors at the Millstone Power Station has been shut down due to an issue with the electrical supply for a water pressurizer. For more on this story, visit: Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT.
The land trusts — Bethel Land Trust, Brookfield Open Space Legacy, The Land Trust of Danbury, New Fairfield Land Trust, Newtown Forest Association and The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield — are calling their association The Northern Fairfield Land Trust Coalition.
The state energy department has locked in long-term contracts with two of the largest wood-burning biomass plants in New England, a move it says will save ratepayers $15 million and diversify the region’s sources of renewable power.
Pesticides have long been considered a menace by Maine’s lobster industry, and now a Deer Isle lawmaker is proposing legislative help in keeping some of the chemicals away from the state’s top commercial fishery. According to a press release from the House Democrats, the two pesticides were found in the tissue of dead lobsters that
“Coal fired power plants are no longer economically viable and the days are numbered for the last few that remain,” said N. Jonathan Peress, vice president and director of clean energy and climate change at the Conservation Law Foundation.
Eastern Connecticut farmers and hunger advocates said Wednesday they’ll be monitoring the status of a nearly trillion-dollar farm bill closely in the coming days — and for very different reasons.