Posts Tagged ‘ invasive species ’

EPA Approves Use of Invasive Species for Biofuel

Jul 5th, 2013 | By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a final rule which would allow for biofuels made from two well known invasive species to qualify for credits under the Federal Renewable Fuels Standard. The rule, which was finalized late Friday afternoon, allows two invasive grasses, Arundo donax (also known as giant reed)—assessed by the U.S.

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On Opening Day, Anglers Warned To Guard Against Spread Of Invasive Algae

Apr 20th, 2013 | By

When hundreds of anglers show up Saturday for the annual Riverton Fishing Derby, something besides hungry trout will be lurking in the chilly waters of the Farmington River. Clinging to the rocks and stones of the streambed is an unwelcome interloper whose presence worries stream biologists and trout enthusiasts. For more on this story, visit:

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Yellow groove bamboo an annoyance to some Connecticut homeowners, questions on whether or not it is ‘invasive’

Feb 19th, 2012 | By

A state commission is looking at the exotic yellow groove bamboo with a new eye. The fast-spreading Asian plant has been in this country about 100 years, but the question is: Should it be sold freely or labeled “potentially invasive” or “invasive”? If it’s labeled, then it could be banned by state lawmakers for sale

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Connecticut Invasive Investigators Volunteer To Protect Lakes – Hartford Courant

Aug 5th, 2011 | By

The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has launched a new initiative that relies on local volunteers to help combat the spread of invasive plants and animal species in Connecticut’s lakes. The Invasive Investigators program trains volunteers to examine boats arriving at lakes for signs of invasive species. The volunteers also educate boaters in

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Piranha’s cousin hooked in Plymouth | Bristol Press

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By

PLYMOUTH — A mystery fish hooked recently in Lake Winfield is not a piranha as originally thought but a related exotic fish that’s harmless to humans.



Emerald Ash Borer Traps Unveiled

May 22nd, 2011 | By

DEP Commissioner Dan Esty and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Director Louis A. Magnarelli displayed new traps that are being distributed in the state to detect the presence of the Emerald Ash-borer (EAB), a highly destructive invasive insect recently discovered 25 miles from the Connecticut border in western New York.



Zebra mussels invade with a vengeance — updated with Nov. 15 CLA meeting

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

Because Candlewood Lake gets filled by the river, via the pumps at the Rocky River power plant, it seems it may not remain mussel-free forever. The stream of zebra mussel larvae from Lee isn’t going to end.



DEP Announces Funding for Phragmites Control

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

The DEP has announced funding of $23,000 for a phragmites control project in a residential area located adjacent to the Oyster River in Milford and West Haven.