Gov. Dannel P. Malloy created the Governor’s Working Group on Modernizing Recycling last year to investigate ways to reduce waste and increase recycling in Connecticut. At the same time, ConnPIRG was launched our Campaign for Zero Waste, to mobilize the public behind commonsense solutions to improve recycling in Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from ConnPIRG.
On Tuesday, May 7, Branford Shoreline Greenway Team members Chet Blomquist, Leo Cristofar, and Judy Miller led Mary T. Murphy 3rd graders on the Tabor and Pine Orchard Birch Road sections of Branford’s Shoreline Greenway Trail.
The GMO labeling legislation that was passed this week is a Trojan horse marched out of the House of Representatives. The amendments added to this bill by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey almost guarantee that GMOs in our food will never be labeled in Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline to read more from Food and Water Watch.
Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy has announced the rollout of the Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker—a new online database of energy-related state legislation pending in all 50 states, from solar to natural gas and everything in between.
A note from the New Haven Environmental Justice Network is asking two things. Burning our waste doesn’t make it disappear: it releases tons of air pollution and toxic chemicals. Ask the city to deal with its wastewater in a responsible way. Sign a petition to city leaders and DEEP officials.
Connecticut business owners, legislators, farmers, and residents rallied outside the capitol Tuesday morning to press state legislators to move on a bill that would require labels on genetically modified foods. Their calls were answered Tuesday night when the state Senate took up a bipartisan compromise that will require all genetically engineered foods to be labeled as such by July 1, 2016, or by July 1, 2015, if three more states pass similar legislation.
The DEEP has announced that Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook will be closed to the public beginning today, May 24 through Sept. 9, 2013, to prevent disturbances to nesting birds. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from the DEEP.
A Connecticut bill banning young people from using indoor tanning services is moving to the governor’s desk.
The Energized Guyz recently entertained parents and students at East Haven’s Deer Run Elementary School. During the show, adults and children were educated on the importance of energy efficiency in the home and what they can do to make a difference. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about the Energized Guyz.
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.
With another busy spring semester now behind us, let’s look back at the sustainability events of April, the last full month of the semester, also known as “Environmental Month” here at UConn and elsewhere across the country.
In a close contest, a panel of judges recently selected wildlife artist John Brennan’s depiction of three hooded mergansers as the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2013-14 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
Bridgeport’s controversial coal-burning power plant would have its emissions testing cut to just once a year under legislation unanimously approved Wednesday in the state Senate.
Connecticut’s top two youth volunteers of 2013, Alison Forger, 17, of Monroe and Anna Murphy, 11, of Stafford Springs, were honored in the nation’s capital last night for their outstanding volunteer service during the 18th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Alison and Anna – along with 100 other top youth volunteers
Legislation for the plan was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2011. The program is set to begin July 1, 2013 and mandates that paint manufacturers create and fund an easy-to-use, cost-effective and environmentally responsible program to manage post-consumer paint (unused or leftover) in Connecticut. The program is funded by a minimal “recovery fee” added to the purchase price of paint at retailers throughout the state. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
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Conn. OKs expanded waste storage capacity at Millstone nuclear plant Conn. approves new waste storage at nuclear plantMay 3rd, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
State officials authorized the Millstone nuclear plant on Thursday to significantly expand nuclear waste storage capacity over the next 30 years.
If the planet is to be hospitable toward future Connecticut generations, stewardship of resources must be everybody’s business. And improvement is needed all around. Read more about how mercury levels are too high, pollution is a continuing problem and we still have problems disposing of hazardous waste.
A bill that would create a recycling program for old mattresses is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is looking for volunteers to help its researchers with a project to tag horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound.