Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation ’

Future of trees still being discussed in Plainville

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

The fate of trees growing on a wooded piece of property owned by the town near Robertson Airport is still pending.



Alewife herring find in Bronx River shows progress in restoration of polluted waters

Apr 14th, 2010 | By

Ecologists were celebrating Tuesday after netting an alewife herring in the once fetid Bronx River for a second straight year.



Funds eyed for future Guilford energy projects

Apr 13th, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — The town’s Energy Task Force is hoping officials and residents will approve issuing a $2 million bond to draw on for future energy projects in town when it’s presented at a referendum, possibly this summer or next year.



Computer program could save Seymour $40G

Apr 13th, 2010 | By

SEYMOUR — Computer software that shuts down all school computers not in use could end up saving the district some $40,000 a year in electricity costs.



Hospital of Central Connecticut implements recycling, conservation programs

Apr 10th, 2010 | By

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) today announced its newest commitment to air and water quality standards and diminishing its environmental impact by implementing several of the Stericycle company’s waste stream solutions.



CL&P pushes smart meters to charge for power

Apr 5th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Light & Power Co. is recommending that it be allowed to install smart meters and charge by the hour or in four-hour blocks for electricity beginning in 2012.



Sections of Sandy Point to be off-limits to protect shorebirds

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By

Stonington – Those who use Sandy Point, the popular island in Little Narragansett Bay, will be prohibited from using the northern and southern tips of the island and a large portion of the middle section this summer as a way to protect nesting shorebirds. The areas are identified on a map prepared by the U.S.

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Program’s goal is planting more trees in the urban environment

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By

City officials hope to plant a lot of trees in Bridgeport in the coming years as a way to beautify the urban landscape and to boost the environment. Mayor Bill Finch, long known for his environmental activism, said “increasing the urban canopy would help create cleaner air, absorb storm water run-off and cool the environment.”

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Administration releases new fuel efficiency rules

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration set tougher gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks Thursday, spurring the next generation of fuel-sipping gas-electric hybrids, efficient engines and electric cars. The heads of the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency signed final rules setting fuel efficiency standards for model years 2012-2016, with a goal of

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Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition funds availalble

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Gov. M Jodi Rell has announced that funds are available to assist cities and towns and land conservation organizations with the purchase and preservation of open space lands through the state’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition program. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 3, 2010. Be sure to use the application dated January,

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Demand — and costs — for environmentally friendly college campuses is up

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Faced with shrinking endowments and an increasingly competitive enrollment environment, colleges and universities are leaning heavily on investments made in energy efficiency and sustainable practices to cut operational costs while attracting environmentally conscious students and alumni supporters. via Demand — and costs — for environmentally friendly college campuses is up – Mass High Tech Business

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DEP Seeking Requests for Expressions of Interest in Redevelopment of Sunrise State Park, East Haddam

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Seeking individuals and organizations to develop & manage a destination location Tours of Sunrise State Park on March 31 and April 9 The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking responses to a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the creation of a destination location at the new Sunrise State Park in the

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Development group has plans for downtown Derby

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

DERBY — A California developer is the latest to express interest in transforming the mostly empty downtown into a retail and residential destination. The Derby Redevelopment Agency recently voted to begin negotiations with the Eclipse Development Group to develop the land off Main Street that has been the subject of several proposals in the past

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FedEx Introduces First All-Electric Trucks To Be Used in the U.S. Parcel Delivery Business

Mar 30th, 2010 | By

FedEx has announced the expansion of its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with the first all-electric FedEx parcel delivery trucks in the United States. Four purpose-built electric trucks–optimized for electric operation from the wheels up–are slated to hit the road in the Los Angeles area starting in June 2010, joining more than 1,800 alternative-energy vehicles already in

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Middlefield looking to preserve legally tied-up farm land

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

MIDDLEFIELD — The town may still be able to preserve part of a Christmas tree farm which has been tied up in a legal battle. Though residents voted to buy the development rights to approximately 25 acres of the Merriam Tree Farm that lie in Middlefield at a town meeting in January 2009, a developer

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Plainville residents argue against tree removal

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

PLAINVILLE — Perron Road residents contended Saturday that town officials missed the forest for the trees when they agreed to clear and level a four-acre parcel as part of the purchase of Robertson Airport without public input. via Plainville residents argue against tree removal – The Bristol Press.



Landmarks, Cities Worldwide Unplug For Earth Hour

Mar 28th, 2010 | By

LONDON — Europe’s best known landmarks — including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome’s Colosseum — fell dark Saturday, following Sydney’s Opera House and Beijing’s Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were switched off across the world to mark the Earth Hour event. via Landmarks, Cities Worldwide Unplug For

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Northeastern towns ally to attract federal aid

Mar 28th, 2010 | By

After more than 10 years of work, officials from 22 northeastern Connecticut towns are ready to create an economic development region in order to attract more federal dollars for local projects. The Northeastern Connecticut Economic Partnership will be made of the 12 member towns of the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, the nine towns of

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Tell us if your town is participating in EarthHour 2010 on March 27

Mar 27th, 2010 | By

Do you live in Connecticut? Is your town or city participating in EarthHour on March 27? CT Environmental Headlines wants to know. E-mail chris@environmentalheadlines.com with the subject line “EARTH HOUR.” Thank you!



Without regulation, blackfish will vanish

Mar 24th, 2010 | By

Is the tautog fishery crashing? Absolutely. There are commercial blackfish pots in Long island Sound most, if not all, unregulated or tagged. We don’t even know how many there are, and the powers to be don’t seem to care. via Without regulation, blackfish will vanish – Norwich Bulletin.