Posts Tagged ‘ water quality ’

DEEP: All State Shoreline Swimming Areas Open for Holiday Weekend

Jun 29th, 2012 | By

Chatfield Hollow Swimming Area in Killingworth Remains Closed – All other State Inland Swimming Areas Open for Weekend             The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that all shoreline and inland beaches with the exception of Chatfield Hollow, Killingworth are open for the upcoming holiday weekend.  Chatfield Hollow is being retested

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Several Conn. swimming areas closed

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

State officials say poor water quality has forced the closure of several state park swimming areas. For more on this story, visit: Several Conn. swimming areas closed | Connecticut.

Mianus TU’s Yates: ‘Water quality biggest concern for state’s rivers’

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

Described on the cover as “a comprehensive guide to all the rivers and streams in your own backyard,” Yates’ new book takes a detailed look at the 20 Fairfield County trout streams and rivers listed in the 2011 Connecticut Angler’s Guide.

Does Cultivating Seaweed and Mussels in LIS Improve Water Quality?

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

Researchers are assessing whether cultivating seaweed and mussels in Long Island Sound to extract nutrients will improve water quality.

In one project, UConn marine scientists Charles Yarish and Jang Kim are leading a team cultivating Gracilaria, a seaweed, in Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Bronx River.

The seaweed takes in nitrogen from the waters and then will be harvested.

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Aug 19th, 2011 | By

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2010 Beach closings and advisories up 32 percent from 2009 (update)

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

The annual report examines national water quality and beach closings data for 2010, breaking down the information state-by-state and beach-by-beach. There were 143 beach closings and advisories in Connecticut in 2010, a 32 percent increase from 2009.

“The number of beach closures and advisory days in Connecticut rose significantly last year and we tumbled to 24th in the nation for the number of bacteria tests exceeding national beach standards,” said Leah Schmalz, director of legal and legislative affairs for Save the Sound.

2011 Legislative Session Good For Connecticut’s Environment: Environment Connecticut (update with CFPA)

Jun 9th, 2011 | By

At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session in January, Environment Connecticut released its legislative agenda identifying its clean energy, clean water and preservation priorities. As the session came to a close at midnight Wednesday, many of those priorities had become law.