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State Celebrates Successful First Year of Commercial Clean Energy Financing Program

Feb 28th, 2014 | By
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Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, says it has celebrated the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CEFIA.



Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plants

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By
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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.



Norwalk Harbor dredging project nears completion

Nov 25th, 2013 | By

The Norwalk Harbor dredging project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is nearing completion. The work is designed to restore the harbor’s main navigation channel between Long Island Sound and the Stroffolino Bridge to its congressionally-authorized depth of 12 feet at mean low water. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk Harbor dredging project

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State Sen. Bob Duff Honored by Farm Bureau Association

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

On Friday State Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) was recognized by the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association for his work on farm energy issues during the 2013 legislative session. The organization presented Duff with their “2013 Legislative Award.” For more on this story, visit: Duff Honored by Farm Bureau Association – Government – Norwalk, CT Patch.



Sen. Duff Receives Legislator Of The Year Award

Nov 6th, 2013 | By

Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) was named Legislator of the Year for his leadership in winning passage of legislation promoting water conservation and investment in water infrastructure, announced the Connecticut Water Works Association (CWWA). For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Sen. Duff Receives Legislator Of The Year Award – Courant.com.



BJ’s withdraws plan to build store in Norwalk

Sep 19th, 2013 | By
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“Over the past several weeks we have heard concerns raised by neighbors and others about our proposed development. The developer and BJs want to review those concerns to see if they can be reasonably addressed before deciding our next steps,” read the statement released by the communications firm representing the company and property owner. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from The Hour of Norwalk.



Harbor dredging a benfeit to all not just boaters

Sep 16th, 2013 | By

We have long touted Norwalk’s connection to the sea possessed as we are with one of the finest, protected harbors on Long Island Sound. Keeping that in mind, it was good to hear that the Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to complete the final phase of dredging the city’s harbor. For more

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Recall represents ‘huge hit’ for Connecticut oyster growers

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

For decades, Connecticut oysters have been in strong demand across the country and internationally, particularly in the summertime. One reason is that the state’s Long Island Sound-grown Blue Point oysters, unlike some warmer water varieties, had never seen a widespread, bacteria-related recall. That made the Aug. 5 voluntary recall of oysters harvested off Norwalk and

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Norwalk Wheeled Blue Bin Hell | Greenburbs

Jul 26th, 2013 | By
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The City of Norwalk has gone insane again… they are taking away all (stealing?) all the blue buckets and replacing them with giant bins on wheels. It’s fine for a residential homeowner, problem is they’ve been doing this with all the business people as well, or apartment dwellers, where people live or work up a flight or more of stairs and have no place to store their new bin on wheels anywhere.



Not all Norwalk residents use wheeled bins as directed on first day of single-stream recycling

Jul 25th, 2013 | By

By 10 a.m. Monday, a City Carting & Recycling, Inc., truck had made its way down Betmarlea Road near Fox Run Elementary School as part of the first day of single-stream recycling in Norwalk. “I watched them empty mine and I saw two others emptied,” said Linda B. Forcellina, co-president of the West Norwalk Association.

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Norwalk Debates Building Project In Floodplain

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

The frequency of severe storms is focusing new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That’s a question facing city leaders in Norwalk, Conn., a city on Long Island Sound. They’re hoping to upgrade a public housing project using federal dollars. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk, Conn., Debates Building Project In

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Sen. Bob Duff: Norwalk To See Benefits From Energy Bill

Jul 11th, 2013 | By
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New energy legislation signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday will benefit residents of Darien as well as all of Fairfield County, according to state Sen. Bob Duff (D-25th District).



Norwalk’s Hoyt Island Bird Sanctuary Receives A Boost

Jul 10th, 2013 | By

Norwalk’s Hoyt Island Bird Sanctuary is the recipient of a $2,500 donation from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, state Sen. Bob Duff (D-25th District) and the Norwalk Land Trust announced Tuesday. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk’s Hoyt Island Bird Sanctuary Receives A Boost | The Norwalk Daily Voice.



Norwalk Land Trust Receives $2,500 for Preservation

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

State Senator Bob Duff joined executives from Enterprise Holdings on Tuesday to present a $2,500 check to the Norwalk Land Trust at the Farm Creek Preserve in Rowayton. The funds will cover the preserve’s open space and maintain Norwalk properties like Hoyts Island, which officials say are often taken for granted. For more on this

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NRG to deactivate its Norwalk Harbor power plant

May 24th, 2013 | By

Faced with difficult market conditions in southwestern Connecticut NRG Energy will remove its Norwalk Harbor Station on Manresa Island from the ISO New England wholesale market and deactivate the station, effective June 1.



Pave Norwalk paradise … put up a parking lot … er, a driving range

May 16th, 2013 | By

The irony is obvious: Norwalk is hosting its 6th Tree Festival today, a wonderful event I have participated in for all previous five years, educating the public about the benefit of trees while remaining silent on protecting the last stand of nine acres of trees, bird habitat and wetland area on Oak Hills public land. Read more from Diane Lauricella in NancyOnNorwalk.



Maritime Aquarium Seeks Volunteers To Tag Horseshoe Crabs

May 1st, 2013 | By

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is looking for volunteers to help its researchers with a project to tag horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound.



Harbor Watch receives grant from state

Apr 18th, 2013 | By

Harbor Watch received a boost by the state this week in the form of a $38,165 grant to help with a project that will expand its shoreline tracking effort to assist in the elimination of bacteria sources identified in 2012. For more on this story, visit: Harbor Watch receives grant from state – Thehour.com: Business.



First ever LEED Gold Certification for Norwalk Community College

Apr 16th, 2013 | By

The new building and renovations at NCC was designed for the Nursing & Allied NCC North Elevation from Commons at NightHeath program, science laboratories, faculty offices and a fitness facility. The project started construction in February 2010 and in one and half years, the project was completed and opened its doors for the 2011 Fall Semester.



South Norwalk residents give Meadow Street cleanup plan lukewarm reception

Apr 8th, 2013 | By

South Norwalk residents – rich and poor – worked together Thursday evening for the protection of their common interest: the air and water quality in their mutual neighborhood. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Nancy Chapman’s Nancy on Norwalk blog.