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Preserving Crucial Tern Habitat in Long Island Sound

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
Common Tern (photo: Sheila Foran, UConn)

While the terns are currently thriving, their environment is being overrun by nuisance and invasive plant species, such as the wild radish, Black Swallow-wort, and Asiatic Bittersweet, that threaten to destroy their nesting sites.

CCE celebrating safe drug disposal policies at local pharmacies

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

A note from Louis W. Burch, Government Relations, Citizens Campaign for the Environment Pharmacies will be able to take back unused medications for safe disposal Flushing and landfilling are never the right disposal solutions for unused pharmaceutical drugs. After years of relentless advocacy by CCE and our partners, safe drug disposal options will now become

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Rare Birds To Be Punted From Rentschler Field Area

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

It’s a prime habitat for nesting birds, including upland sandpipers, grasshopper sparrows and bobolinks. However, an $84 million, 350,000-square-foot outlet shopping center is planned for the site.

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Sep 19th, 2014 | By
A red tail hawk surveys the Connecticut coastline. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

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HawkWatch Festival & Green Bazaar 11-5 Sept. 27-28, Greenwich

Sep 19th, 2014 | By
A young Red-tailedH awk (photo by Ted Gilman)

Enjoy this exciting two-day nature festival at Audubon’s sanctuary in northern Greenwich – a celebration of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich’s “Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this great event from Headlines sponsor Audubon Connecticut!

Tweed Airport in New Haven receives $764,624 for noise mitigation

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

The federal government has awarded Tweed New Haven Regional Airport $764,624 to do further study on noise mitigation measures, including determining the first dozen homes to benefit out of 187 identified in a federally-funded noise mitigation study as affected by noise.

Chaskey’s ‘Seedtime’ a meditation on how seeds are interwoven with our own story | Aaron Goode

Sep 17th, 2014 | By

In the able hands of farmer-poet Scott Chaskey, seedtime serves as an ideal point of departure for a meditation on how the story of seeds is “interwoven with our own story.” For Chaskey it is interwoven at many levels: the parallel identity of the author and the farmer, of writing and seed-sowing, becomes one of the recurring threads in his richly textured, poetic and unflinchingly political Seedtime. Click on this Environmental Headline to read more from our regular contributor Aaron Goode.

Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival, Sept. 21, Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven

Sep 12th, 2014 | By
Horizon Wings live raptor show will take place again this year.

Taking place at one of the best birding spots on the East Coast, the Audubon CT Migration Festival will include bird walks led by Chris Loscalzo, bird banding demonstrations, a hawk flight identification workshop (come see some hawks flying south for the winter), monarch butterfly tagging (they’re migrating too), a live raptor show with a falconer from Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education organization, and much more. If you want to see some birds, you won’t be sorry you came to this festival.

DEEP Says Bobcat Involved in Attack Was Rabid

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
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Connecticut’s DEEP says the bobcat apparently involved in the attack on a woman in Bozrah Saturday tested positive for rabies. The results were obtained this afternoon from the State Health Lab administered by the Department of Public Health.

Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday Sept. 6

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

3 Degrees/Northeast Clean Power is providing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for all of the electrical power that will be used at the Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo. This event is supported in part by Environmental Headlines and the City of New Haven Mayor’s Community Arts Grants Program.

Positive comments at Guilford Public Hearing!

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

Good News in Guilford! Public comments about our first proposed Shoreline Greenway Trail section in Guilford were very positive from many of c. 50 folks attending the Public Hearing last Wednesday, August 13. Thank you to everyone who answered the call!

DEEP Grant Program Aims to Replace or Remove Inefficient Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

As part of an overall effort to address public health and environmental issues raised by the use of Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced a grant program that offers a financial incentive for the removal or replacement of older, less efficient units. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

CTLCV Endorses 15 in Races for General Assembly Seats

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

Wednesday, the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) named its first slate of endorsed candidates for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in the November 4 elections.

CTLCV releases 15th Annual Legislative Scorecard

Aug 6th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has released its 2014 Environmental Scorecard, the latest in a 15-year series of documents which rate Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on key environmental bills.

Questions are being raised over proposed tire-shredding plant in New Haven

Aug 6th, 2014 | By

Questions remain for some about how the waste management solution is regulated, and whether the end product is a health concern.

REVIEW: Sun Power: How Energy from the Sun Is Changing Lives Around the World, Empowering America, and Saving the Planet | Aaron Goode

Jul 30th, 2014 | By
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A review of the book Sun Power: How Energy from the Sun Is Changing Lives Around the World, Empowering America, and Saving the Planet is written by Aaron Goode who writes, “Williams passes along lessons learned from two decades of peddling solar home systems (SHSs) in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and other far-flung parts of the developing world….”

CT Audubon citizen science initiative to monitor CT osprey health

Jul 11th, 2014 | By
An osprey lands in its nest in Branford. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

If you live near an active Osprey nest and can volunteer about an hour a month to be part of our network of stewards, email CT Audubon at osprey@ctaudubon.org. The goal of Osprey Nation is to create a long-term record of data that will give the conservation community a better understanding of the health of Connecticut’s Osprey population. Click on this Environmental Headline for more information.

Ten CT interns participating in TNC’s LEAF program

Jul 8th, 2014 | By
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The Nature Conservancy has announced that students from its Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future Program are heading out for a great summer adventure to nature preserves in 27 states, including Connecticut. The students, many of whom have never spent time out of their city, let alone one-on-one with worms and toads, will participate in a paid internship program from July 7 through Aug. 1.

Emerald ash borer causing damage to town trees

Jul 4th, 2014 | By
Emerald Ash Borer (photo: doacs.state.fl.us)

A warning from entomologist Claire Rutledge to everyone who owns ash trees: “It’s time to take a look at the trees,” Rutledge said. “If you have ash trees and you want to save them you have to commit to treating it for the rest of its life.”

CEQ updates annual environmental report

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

Two summertime updates, both positive: Connecticut is on track for reducing nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound, and Connecticut businesses continue to use electricity more efficiently.