Melting snow from northern New England is causing the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for the Connecticut River in Hartford and Middlesex Counties.
A pair of bald eagles returned to Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail to nest for the fourth year in a row. To protect them, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has closed a portion of the trail until July 1.
In an unusual move that could have ripple effects for the rest of the legislative session, the state House killed a proposal favored by the Senate’s top lawmaker Thursday.
Bridgeport officials now say the fortunes of Steel Point will turn this summer when building begins on the area’s first anchor, a 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops, which sells boats and outdoor supplies.
On Saturday March 29th at 8:30pm, millions of people across the world are switching off lights for one hour – to celebrate their commitment to the planet. This year, you can do more.
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said that noise over 65 decibels creates some health problems. “We want to go through every house, make a determination how we can do remediation in those areas that we know the noise is louder than that,” she said.
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Friends of Sessions Woods, as part of the Year of the Salamander awareness campaign with Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), are sponsoring a salamander art contest for children in kindergarten through fifth grade (open to Connecticut residents only).
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced the State Bond Commission at its next meeting is expected to approve $2.5 million in state funding to finance the town of New Milford’s demolition of the deteriorated former Century Brass mill site.
This project, which will create a total of about 50 construction-related jobs, is part of New Milford’s efforts to re-mediate and redevelop the brownfield site – known as the Century Enterprise Center — and market the property to a private developer or other entity for revenue-generating industrial or commercial uses.
Over the past three years, Connecticut regulators issued fines or other penalties 20 times against people and companies found to have violated pesticide laws, despite receiving more than 430 complaints.
Former New Haven Land Trust Executive Director Chris Randall was arrested on larceny charges Thursday after about $21,000 was found to be unaccounted for by the organization.
Since 2004, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has produced briefing materials on a broad array of environmental issues for state legislators, policy makers, media and the general public. This year they have highlighted 10 issues of critical importance to Connecticut’s economy, public health and safety.
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.
Please support legislation to protect 575 acres of state-owned farmland in Lebanon known as Savin FarmMar 6th, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
This Friday, March 7, the Legislature’s Environment Committee will be holding a public hearing on House Bill 5419 – a bill that would permanently protect 575 acres of prime state-owned farmland in Lebanon known as the Savin Farm.
Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice asks for testimony in support of re-purposing CRRA’s trash incinerator in Hartford. It has a good chance of passing and it would make a significant improvement in Hartford’s air quality as well as help move the state toward zero waste. Please read the email below and testify in support. They are partnering with Toxics Action and CT PIRG. Please click on this Environmental Headline and contact Joe Wasserman (information at the bottom of the story) if you have any questions.
As a part of the ongoing CDC-funded Integrated Tick Management study in Redding, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station conducted helicopter aerial deer surveys of four square miles in February 2013 and six square miles in January 2014. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from the Redding Pilot online.
The National Audubon Society has announced that Ted Gilman, senior naturalist and education specialist at Audubon Greenwich, is the 2013 recipient of the Tamar Chotzen Audubon Educator of the Year award. The surprise announcement took place at a banquet at the Grange Audubon Center in Columbus, Ohio, where Gilman was celebrated by his colleagues from around the country.
Two weeks ago the U.S. House embarked on what Audubon considers a War on Wildlife. Under consideration were three severe anti-wildlife bills, covering a wide range of issues that would impact species protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), undermine National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) safeguards, and cripple key restoration programs. The three bills each
Meanwhile, Environment and Human Health, Inc, American Lung, Northeast, and the Sierra Club, Connecticut, have sent a legal petition to the CT DEEP requesting that they promulgate health-protective wood smoke air standards. Click for more from Nancy Alderman at EHHI.
Headlines contributor Aaron Goode reviews ‘The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,’ which, he says, treads much the same ground as Ian Cheney’s 2011 documentary film “The City Dark: A Search for Night on a Planet That Never Sleeps,” whose success on the film-festival circuit and as a POV selection on PBS has helped bring attention to one of the few forms of pollution that remain largely unregulated: excessive artificial light. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Aaron Goode.
A great feature story on LCV from Kathryn Boughton at the Litchfield County Times begins: “When it comes to the preservation of the environment in a highly industrialized 21st century, there is always more work to be done. Margaret Miner of Litchfield, a member of the board of directors for the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and executive director of the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, sees 2014 as no exception.”