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Talcott Mountain Busy During Fall Foliage

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

The park, home to the Heublein Tower in Simsbury

Robert Miller: Connect the dots from deregulation to aquatic invasives

Oct 19th, 2014 | By

Who would have thought that deregulating the state’s electric utility system in the late 1990s would have a hand in the growing thickets of Eurasian watermilfoil in Candlewood Lake? Are the dots connectable? “Absolutely,” said Larry Marsicano, the executive director of the Candlewood Lake Authority. For more on this story, visit: Robert Miller: Connect the

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Stopping illegal dumping at Wallingford’s Tyler Mill preserve

Oct 19th, 2014 | By

An anti-dumping effort needs to be rejuvenated and then gain momentum.

Highstead leads the charge in the Hudson to Housatonic initiative

Oct 18th, 2014 | By

A new interstate collaboration of more than two dozen local and regional conservation organizations and municipal partners across southwestern Connecticut and Westchester and Putnam counties in New York will …

DEEP To Remove Toxic Materials From English Station

Oct 16th, 2014 | By
English Station photo by Chris Randall. Click image to see more images from inside the polluted site from Chris Randall.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have have been responding to what has been termed a “substantial” and now an “imminent threat” to the Mill River.

Lawsuit filed against environmental departments suggests disregard for laws

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

The lawsuit contends that in pushing through the state’s multibillion dollar energy plan DEEP and PURA are blatantly ignoring state laws which require environmental evaluations of the gas expansion projects.

CTLCV endorses Malloy in governor’s race

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a news conference at Union Station in New Haven to announce that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will undertake a $10 million project to upgrade the power supply for Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line beginning on Monday, February 3. The project will prevent the type of catastrophic power failure that occurred this past fall in Mount Vernon, New York, seriously disrupting service on the New Haven Line.

For the first time since its inception in 1998, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has chosen to endorse in a gubernatorial race. After interviewing both candidates, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has earned the CTLCV’s endorsement as a strong leader on protection of Connecticut’s environment. “It is not often that you have such a solid record for a candidate in making these decisions. Governor Malloy’s record has been exemplary,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director.

State Probing Millstone Water Dumped Into Long Island Sound

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than two billion gallons of water discharged into Long Island Sound from Connecticut’s nuclear plant.

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

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

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!

DEEP warning motorists to beware of deer, moose this fall

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s DEEP Wildlife Division reminds motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours. September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut’s small but expanding moose population in the northern part of the state.

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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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

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!