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Silent Killers Stalk Backyard Giants – e.g. Emerald ash borer

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

You may think you live in a safe neighborhood, but if you were a tree you’d think differently. Tree thugs are on the loose. Experts know most of the suspects, have their photos, and can even name their general whereabouts. But without involvement from tree owners, there is a limit to how much the experts

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Most recent edition of the CEQ Environmental Monitor

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

Today’s edition of the Environmental Monitor, published by the Council on Environmental Quality, includes a notice of the opportunity for the public to comment on a proposed agreement between the state Water Planning Council and the University of Connecticut to manage the state’s water planning effort. Link to the Environmental Monitor: www.ct.gov/ceq/Monitor News Release: http://www.ct.gov/ceq/cwp/view.asp?a=11&q=55149

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North Stonington, farmer reach compromise

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By

Following the advice of a Freedom of Information hearing officer, selectmen compromised last week with a property owner who made several allegations against the town. Van Brown, owner of Firefly Farms, filed FOI complaints about several actions and records relating to the Board of Selectmen’s decision to pursue legal action against him, although he withdrew

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Plainville parking lot to help clean Quinnipiac River | Courant.com

Aug 18th, 2014 | By

Porous pavement and other materials added to a new parking lot at Trumbull Park will help keep the nearby Quinnpiac River clean.



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Aug 15th, 2014 | By

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Milford To Install New Bike Racks — seeking input from residents

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

Milford Mayor Ben Blake announced that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance the Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the mayor is seeking the assistance of residents to help select appropriate and accessible sites for

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Fairfield Seeking Volunteers for Bike/Ped Committee 

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

The Town of Fairfield is seeking volunteers to serve on a Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. The Board of Selectman is seeking nine members to serve on this permanent committee. For more on this story, visit: Fairfield Seeking Volunteers for Bike/Ped Committee  – Bike Walk Connecticut.



Beaches, Parks Closed after heavy rains

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

East Beach at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, Gay City State Park in Hebron along with Compo Beach and Burying Hill Beach in Westport are closed because of poor water quality. For more on this story, visit: Beaches, Parks Closed | NBC Connecticut.



Municipal Grants available for Aquatic Invasive Species Control on Inland Waters

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced the availability of funding for projects aimed at managing and reducing aquatic invasive species on inland waters of Connecticut.



Plans To Build Power Plant in Oxford Resurrected

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Plans to build a gas power plant on the northern town line are being resurrected despite some opposition. Competitive Power Ventures is proposing to build a 805-megawatt facility on an approximately 20-acre site in the Woodruff Hill industrial complex. “The growth that Oxford is having now, and will have in the near future, will be

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Connecticut power plant cited for 3 minor safety violations

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Federal inspectors cited the state’s nuclear plant on Tuesday for three minor safety violations, including a worker who inhaled radioactive material. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it found three violations of “very low safety significance” in a quarterly inspection of the Millstone Power Plant on June 30. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut power

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Save the Sound completes Plainville asphalt project

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Connecticut environmental advocate Save the Sound completed work on a 4,000-square-foot porous pavement this month, preventing rainfall from entering the stormwater management system. For more on this story, visit: Save the Sound completes Plainville asphalt project | HartfordBusiness.com.



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Aug 11th, 2014 | By

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New Haven, state officials create ‘urban oases’ in 4 city parks

Aug 9th, 2014 | By

“Urban oases” at four city parks were designated at a ceremony Friday, in Beaver Ponds Park, West River Memorial Park, Dover Beach Park and East Shore Park. “Oases and refuge are going to be the beating heart of nature in the middle of New Haven,” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said at the ceremony in

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What’s happening at Farm Creek in Rowayton?

Aug 8th, 2014 | By

Anyone who has driven through Rowayton recently and seen the “No House in Farm Creek” signs can attest, there are residents with strong feelings regarding the fate of this property. For more on this story, visit: Farm Creek | Rowayton, CT | newcanaandarienmag.com.



Homely but Valuable: Don’t Pull that Weed!

Aug 7th, 2014 | By

It’s a dilemma: Some of the plants we call homely weeds, beneficial insects call home-or dinner, or incubator. I was reminded of this when a visitor recently remarked, “You’re growing all the stuff I pull out.” He was looking at the patch of gone-by milkweed. The milkweed family, I said, is the only one that

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N.Y. AG reaches clean water agreement with NYC | Legal Newsline

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $960,000 agreement with New York City on Thursday that will fund clean water projects in the Long Island Sound and the upper East River. The agreement partially resolves penalties assessed against the city for allegedly falling behind schedule in upgrading nitrogen pollution controls at its Queens-based Tallman

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USDA Grant Funds Bio-Energy Research Community Economic Development In CT

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on Phase II of a project that will determine the feasibility of implementing an alternative fuels facility in rural north-central Connecticut. USDA Rural Development provided $53,000 for CCAT under

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Part nature, part nurture for Live Green Connecticut chief

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

When the fifth Live Green Connecticut Food & Music Festival kicks off at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk the weekend of Sept. 13-14, 5,000 attendees — the same number as in the previous four years — can expect to experience environmentalism as practiced with gentle persuasion. Other such fairs are ripe with hemp products and greener-than-thou

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USDA Funds Bio-Energy Research in Central CT

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on Phase II of a project that will determine the feasibility of implementing an alternative fuels facility in rural north-central Connecticut. USDA Rural Development provided $53,000 for CCAT

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