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Environmental activists are going door-to-door in Darien this week with a petition calling for the closure of the coal-burning power plant in Bridgeport. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the Darien Patch.
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To call attention to the important role of pollinators, the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Connecticut office is recognizing National Pollinator Week this week by encouraging landowners to make room for plants that provide habitat for pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on Pollinator Week.
New York construction magnate Frank J. Sciame Jr., whose plans for an upscale subdivision on Foxboro Point here a year ago drew controversy, has put the Dutch-style windmill on the market for $1,925,000.
It’s been six months since Lisa Jackson announced she was stepping down as chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, but there’s still no replacement.
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to President Obama today, describing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in New York, to urge him to set limits on carbon pollution from power plants.
Greenwich High School students are right to question the health and safety of the synthetic turf field that has been installed in their school and in so many other schools throughout this state and the country.
eesmarts contest gives Connecticut students the opportunity to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy technologiesJun 14th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
The winners of the ninth annual eesmarts student contest for students in grades K-12 have been announced. The contest gives Connecticut students the opportunity to showcase their energy smarts. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
In recent years, record-breaking heat, massive flooding, widespread drought, and unprecedented storms have wreaked havoc on communities across the U.S. There were 11 extreme weather events that each caused over $1 billion in damage in 2012 and 14 such events in 2011.
Currently 62 countries require labeling and dozens have outlawed the GMO technology.
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, which monitors the votes of state legislators on environmental issues, reports a number of environmental wins during the course of the 2013 session. CFE says that in a strong session for Long Island Sound, a big victory on Clean Water Funding stood out. Click on this Environmental Headline for the whole story and links to their websites for more information.
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A Montreal-based developer hopes to bring people back to do more than park on the site with a $300 million-plus development of apartments, shops and restaurants, a hotel, offices and public gathering spaces. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from The Hartford Courant.
Malloy announces legislation that makes Connecticut first state to require labeling of genetically modified organismsJun 4th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Malloy and leaders from each of the legislative caucuses have announced an agreement that will make Connecticut the first state in the country to require the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
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Connecticut’s latest efforts to force mattress and paint manufacturers to recycle their products at the end of their life are just the beginning. The state government is eying the philosophy — called product stewardship — for other industry subsectors like carpet and alkaline batteries, in order to increase the recycling rate and decrease the waste disposal burden on municipalities and taxpayers. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Brad Kane of Hartford Business.
A bill that would restrict the use of insecticides to control mosquitoes that might carry the West Nile virus passed in the House by a vote of 140-1 last week. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from The Day.
The state budget and scheme to raid these vital funds comes on top of the bill to weaken the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (SB 1138), and put ratepayers on the hook for massive natural gas pipeline expansions (HB 6360). This is the most anti-clean energy legislative session we have seen in the past decade. Take action today and let your Senator and Representative know that this is unacceptable – call now! Please make two calls
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Hikers and environmentalists are celebrating the completion of a 220-mile route known as the New England National Scenic Trail that can be followed from Long Island Sound to the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.