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Jul 30th, 2014 | By

  Please contribute and help keep us going … thank you! To support our efforts and keep us going, please visit our Support Us page. ——————————————————— Environmental Headlines is, still, a free service. Our mission is to deliver Connecticut environmental news that creates real change. That means blogging all of today’s environmental headlines for everyone to read—for

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Revised Survey Map, Zoning Map Amendment Filed for Satan’s Kingdom LLC’s Proposed Zone Change

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Satan’s Kingdom, LLC has filed a revised survey map and revised zoning map amendment for its proposal to change 30.386 acres of Canton land along Route 44 from residential to Industrial. The proposal will likely be set for a public hearing at the Sept. 17, 2014 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The revisions are largely technical in

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Bridgeport getting new train station

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Bond Commission to Approve Funds for Engineering and Design of Barnum Station



Program launched to help those on shoreline prepare for severe weather/flooding

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

“Shore Up CT” Provides Low-Interest Loans to Elevate Homes and Businesses – Apply Now at www.ShoreUpCT.org



New Waterbury line advocate takes the driver’s seat

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today commended Metro North Railroad for the appointment of a new Waterbury Branch Line advocate, a person who will be responsible for improving service on the line. Mike Donnarumma was named District Superintendent on the New Haven Line, with a particular attention paid to the Waterbury Branch Line. Donnarumma, who lives in

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Governor approves funds for repair of south branch of Park River channel

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that $4.6 million for repairs and improvements to flood control infrastructure that protects hundreds of homes and properties along the South Branch of the Park River as it flows through the towns of Newington, West Hartford, and Hartford were approved at a meeting of the State Bond Commission.



Millstone 2 reactor shut down to fix faulty pump

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

One of the two reactors at Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear power plant has been shut down because a problem with a water pump. It was not clear Monday when Millstone 2 would be back online. For more on this story, visit: Millstone 2 reactor shut down to fix faulty pump | WTNH.



Long Island Sound Rebounding From Centuries of Abuse, Faces Global Warming

Jul 27th, 2014 | By

The combination of salt and fresh water makes estuaries like the Sound among the richest ecosystems on earth. Marine scientists say more than 1,200 different invertebrate species still live in the Sound, along with 170 species of fish. Its shores and marshes serve as a critical stopping point for tens of thousands of migrating birds.

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Norwalk Resident Honored by Westchester Land Trust

Jul 27th, 2014 | By

Norwalk resident, Candace M. Schafer, was recently honored by the Westchester Land Trust at it’s 2014 Benefit “An Evening Under the Stars.”  More than 300 people showed their support for the Schafer and the land conservation efforts of the organization at the event held on Saturday, June 14th at Old Salem Farm in North Salem. 

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As Transportation Progressed, Connecticut’s Population Spread Out

Jul 27th, 2014 | By

Since colonial times, people have traversed the state using everything from horses and mule carts to Zip cars and Acela trains. As technologies changed, a few developments had ramifications far beyond traveling from place to place. Steam trains, for instance, enabled manufacturers and mills to efficiently bring in raw materials and ship out finished products

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Letter: Carpino pledges to fix Connecticut’s transportation woes

Jul 24th, 2014 | By

Infrastructure is key to Connecticut — to our economy and safety. I will propose legislation next session that makes sure special transportation funds go to just that — special transportation needs. Republican State Rep. Christie Carpino Cromwell and Portland For more on this story, visit: Letter: Carpino pledges to fix Connecticut’s transportation woes.



Connecticut to hire consultant for Bridgeport station development

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

On Friday, the Connecticut State Bond Commission is scheduled to approve $2.75 million for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) to hire a consultant to complete engineering, design and environmental permitting for the new Barnum Train Station in Bridgeport, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced late last week. The funds will enable the consultant to develop

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NOAA grant to help clear storm debris from Connecticut’s shoreline

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program has awarded $752,822 in federal funds to the state to help remove marine debris from Connecticut’s shoreline, including a tidal marsh area in Old Saybrook, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The Marine Debris Program funds were made available to states impacted

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General Electric Opens Fuel Cell Pilot Plant in New York

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

GE has developed a solid-oxide fuel cell that converts about 65 percent of the energy in natural gas to electricity through a chemical reaction, the Fairfield, Connecticut-based company said today on its website. GE’s 17-member fuel-cell team is planning a pilot factory in Saratoga Springs, New York, and expects to begin commercial production in 2017,

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Return To The Rivers: Connecticut’s Waterways Reflect State History

Jul 21st, 2014 | By

The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state’s rivers. “It was not wilderness,” said Nicholas Bellantoni, a professor of archaeology at the University of Connecticut and the designated state archaeologist. To be sure,

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Residents have say on tree trimming

Jul 18th, 2014 | By

The Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently reached a decision that allows residents and local organizations more opportunity to question the removal of trees and plants that lie near power lines. PURA, a branch of the Connecticut Department of Energy, released a final decision on June 25 regarding regulations on tree trimming that it says

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People’s Climate March Sept. 21 NYC

Jul 18th, 2014 | By

This is an invitation to change everything. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world

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Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Please contribute and help keep us going … thank you! To support our efforts and keep us going, please visit our Support Us page. ——————————————————— Environmental Headlines is, still, a free service. Our mission is to deliver Connecticut environmental news that creates real change. That means blogging all of today’s environmental headlines for everyone to read—for free.

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Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park receives upgrades

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday broke ground to renovate and modernize the pavilion at Sherwood Island State Park. “With important investments here at Sherwood Island and throughout our park system, we are helping make certain to provide first-rate outdoor recreation opportunities for our residents and visitors for many years to come,” Malloy said. For

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Connecticut Looks To Add Another Train Station In Bridgeport

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Commuters should have more options — and more places to park — when Metro-North adds a new Fairfield County train station in Bridgeport on its New Haven Line by 2018, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday. Malloy made the announcement at the former Remington Arms factory, a brownfield property, which will be the location of the

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