Brad Armstrong found great joy working on organic farms in Vermont and Idaho. But when he moved back to his native New Haven a few years ago, hydroponics (or gardening without soil) became his passion. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Jeryl Brunner in The Huffington Post.
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The builders of a proposed new development along Route 34 across from Career High School went public with a conceptual design and details of that plan at City Hall Wednesday night, and they got the approval of the City Plan Commission.
Among car exhaust, factory fumes and coal-fired power plants, there is one source of air pollution that Connecticut residents know little about: emissions from residential wood smoke. Earlier this month, The American Lung Association of the Northeast, the Sierra Club of Connecticut and Environment and Human Health, Inc. submitted a legal petition to the Connecticut
In light of Mayor Toni Harp’s call for heightened pedestrian safety in her State of the City address, concerns persist for the safety of certain intersections on Yale’s campus. For more on this story, visit: Pedestrians concerned about traffic safety | Yale Daily News.
Elicker has worked with the Yale Office of Sustainability and served as a sustainability consultant to numerous companies. He has a dual master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management. He will manage all aspects of the organization’s administration and programs and be charged with organizing and strengthening the Land Trust’s already robust network of volunteers in running programs, raising funds and increasing the visibility of the organization.
New Haven’s new transit chief, Doug Hausladen ’04, backed the idea of real-time tracking devices at a press conference last week — when he was tapped by Mayor Toni Harp to head the city’s Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking. He will start in that role Feb. 1. Hausladen said he would support the development
It’s part of an effort to “re-stitch” the West River neighborhood, which was wounded by a huge gash a half-century ago when the city decided to raze and entire neighborhood to make way for a highway that never got built.
It appears as if humans weren’t the only ones badly stressed by the recent cold snap. Hundreds of striped bass were found dead this week in the Blackhall River, a tributary of the Connecticut River in Old Lyme, in what state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials believe was a natural die-off related to
Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plantsJan 3rd, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
When you look at the map of transfer efficiencies, you notice that the efficiency generally gets higher from east to west, and from north to south.
Wastewater treatment plants closer to Western LIS and the Narrows, where hypoxia is worst, have the highest transfer efficiencies, which makes sense.
But some of the biggest plants which discharge into LIS are those serving New York City, which when combined, discharge just over 1,000,000,000 (yes, one billion) gallons of treated sewage per day. By volume of discharge and total nitrogen load, the impact of these plants dwarfs the impact of surrounding facilities.
Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Long Island Sound Study.
Looking over the city’s electric bill, Giovanni Zinn noticed something odd: United Illuminating was charging New Haven three times more than Connecticut Light & Power would to keep streetlights lit. Zinn (pictured) did some more digging, the city hired a lawyer, and now New Haven will save about $110,000 on streetlight power in the coming
A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of West Haven will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout West Haven from the City’s wastewater collection system.
Under the terms of the settlement, the city will reduce illegal raw sewage overflows from their wastewater collection system, which previously has been discharged to area waterways including New Haven Harbor and the Long Island Sound, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.
The pledge requires a commitment to take five steps: 1) Two days of walking, biking, or public transit a month; 2) Choosing the 100% renewable option on electricity; 3) Two meat-free days a week. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about the Healthy Climate Challenge.
The Development Commission on Tuesday tweaked the proposed agreement for the former Coliseum site near the Ninth Square to update it from the original plan as it goes before aldermanic committees this week for approval by the end of the year. Live Work Learn Play, a Canadian company that has put $2 million into the
New Haven took the next step into a new era of urban planning Wednesday night. Nearly 70 community members gathered at Hill Central High School for a meeting concerning New Haven’s largest redevelopment project since the 1960s, which will encompass an area from New Haven’s Union Station to the Oak Street Connector. The so-called “Hill-to-Downtown
The City of New Haven has converted one car parking spot into a “corral” of 16 parking spots for bicycles, in the latest effort to rethink on-street parking downtown.
The East Shore Festival takes place TODAY 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15, Woodward Avenue, New Haven. Check it out!
Sections of Bowen Field near James Hillhouse High School will be closed down starting Friday due to elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, city officials said, The Board of Education’s environmental consultant Eagle Environmental discovered the materials while performing preliminary testing in the area. The testing is part of the pre-demolition process for the field’s renovation
These systems are Litchfield County’s East and West Aspetuck Rivers, which flow through five towns, and Pomperaug River, which flows through three towns in both Litchfield and New Haven Counties. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Voices.
A Montreal-based developer hopes to bring people back to do more than park on the site with a $300 million-plus development of apartments, shops and restaurants, a hotel, offices and public gathering spaces. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from The Hartford Courant.
… As people get used to the change, leave earlier, choose a different route or switch to mass transit, traffic gets back to normal. “Typically, I see about two weeks of this behavior that exists and then it dissipates,” said Jim Travers, director of the city Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking. Closing Exit 3