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Tell your senators to confirm a clean-air champion — Big polluters will try to stop her

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

Gina McCarthy is a champion for clean air, clean water, and public health… and is exactly whom we need fighting for our health and climate at the EPA.

Statement on the passing of Dr. Louis A. Magnarelli

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

Dr. Magnarelli was known internationally for his work and pioneering research. He was also a dedicated and hard-working public servant who was a strong advocate for Connecticut’s agriculture and green industries …

Letter: Wood smoke is our New ‘Second Hand’ Smoke

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

Wood smoke has become our new “Second Hand Smoke.” Wood smoke has many of the same components as cigarette smoke, yet it is almost completely unregulated, while cigarette smoke is highly regulated. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Nancy Alderman.

Ninety Percent of Pennsylvanians Want Fracking Companies to Reveal Toxic Chemicals

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

Pennsylvanians want to put a moratorium on fracking. And it’s not just a few thousand, but a majority of the state’s residents. Pennsylvania lies in the heart of the Marcellus Shale, possibly the most productive shale for gas in the country.

State’s shoreline may not be ready for another hit

Jul 13th, 2013 | By

Communities up and down the coast have been weighing whether they should let Mother Nature dictate the shoreline’s physical state or helping it along in the name of public use. Either way, the question that remains is whether Connecticut’s natural coastline – after two years of battering by Irene and Sandy and a couple of blizzards – can take another hit right now.

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Jul 12th, 2013 | By

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Open space dedicated to long-time environmental activist Katchen Coley

Jul 12th, 2013 | By

Nearly 100 conservationists, supporters and Connecticut residents packed the Common Council Chambers Thursday to pay tribute to longtime nature advocate (ed. and Environmental Headlines reader) Katchen Coley.

Long Islanders Sound Off on LNG Port Proposal

Jul 11th, 2013 | By
An artist’s rendering of Port Ambrose (courtesy of Liberty Natural Gas)

Of the 39 people who had a chance to speak during the two-hour, lone public hearing scheduled for LI, 35 voiced opposition—mostly on environmental and security grounds. The four who spoke in favor included two union leaders and two union members touting the project’s potential for creating jobs.

Plans Underway to Fix Eroded Beach in Milford

Jul 10th, 2013 | By

A training wall situated between the easternmost part of Silver Sands State Park and coastal homes on East Broadway is in need of a makeover. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the Milford Patch.

Google makes $1 billion investment in renewable energy

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Through more than $1 billion in investments and through large contracts for renewable power, Google has become the most significant player in the energy business outside of actual energy companies and financial institutions.

Vitter drops filibuster threat on EPA nominee Gina McCarthy

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Sen. David Vitter (La.) said he had changed his position after “major progress” was made on five demands he and other committee Republicans made of the EPA.

Hartford Riverfest postponed because of high Connecticut River water levels

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

The signature event in the capital city has been postponed because of a new report from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service on flooding.

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Jul 2nd, 2013 | By

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CO2 and Temperature Changes Are Correlated for 800,000 Years

Jun 29th, 2013 | By

Global warming and cooling cycles over geological time scales are correlated with increasing and decreasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, respectively. This post documents correlated changes occurring a) during the recent post-industrial period of global warming, b) over the last one thousand years, and c) over the past 800,000 years. Except for the industrial period,

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Jun 28th, 2013 | By

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Connecticut Organizations and Residents Receive Prestigious EPA Environmental Award

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

Seven organizations and individuals in Connecticut were honored today at the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the US Environmental Protection Agency. They were among 28 recipients across New England recognized for their significant contributions to environmental awareness and problem-solving. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story about award winners, many of whom are staunch Environmental Headlines readers and supporters. Join them today!

CT ahead of the game on Obama climate plan

Jun 28th, 2013 | By
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According to ENE, the environmental group that has been the chief watchdog of RGGI, since the program was first announced in 2005 emissions among member states have declined 44 percent -– though much of that is due to power plants switching from dirtier fuels to cheaper natural gas. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from The CT Mirror.

Esty statement concerning SCOTUS hearing cross-state air pollution rule case

Jun 25th, 2013 | By

CT DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty has issued the following statement concerning the U.S. Supreme Court granting a request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review a lower court decision that invalidated a rule designed to regulate air pollution that crosses state lines. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this environmental news story.

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Jun 24th, 2013 | By

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Scouts earn Eagle Award

Jun 24th, 2013 | By
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Troop 199 is proud to announce that six of its scouts were honored for achieving the Eagle Scout Award on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. The scouts honored were Ethan Freedman, Arjun Jain, Patrick McGuinness, Michael Silk, Sean Raftery and David Watkins. The ceremony took place at Roger Ludlowe Middle School Auditorium. The Honorable Daniel Caruso

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