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EcoFellowship Program @ the Center for EcoTechnology

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

The EcoFellowship Program is a one-year paid fellowship position to work with staff and other EcoFellows to carry out community outreach, school education and other activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. Activities support CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in

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Singapore company agrees to pay $1.2M fine for pollution violation

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

A Singapore-based company has agreed to pay a $1.2 million fine for violating a pollution law. Federal authorities said Tuesday that Odfjell Asia II Pte Ltd. and one of its senior crew members pleaded guilty Monday in Hartford for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. For more on this story, visit: Singapore company

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Chipotle’s guacamole at risk from climate change

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

In its annual report the restaurant chain listed drought and changes in global weather patterns as risk factors to its business. (Ed. note: I hope their margaritas aren’t affected because Chipotle in New Haven is the site of this month’s New Haven Green Drinks from 6-8 p.m. March 19.) For more on this story, visit:

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Mar 1st, 2014 | By

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Unit 2 at Millstone partially shut down Thursday

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Operators at the Millstone Power Station partially shut down Unit 2 on Thursday after a battery used to power emergency safety equipment was found to be not working. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Unit 2 at Millstone partially shut down Thursday | News from southeastern Connecticut.



The state parks are dying for more resources, invest in them

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s state parks and forests are not only good for the body and the spirit, they help the bottom line. A 2011 study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis found that outdoor activities on state lands support nearly 9,000 jobs in the state and have an economic benefit of more than $1 billion a

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Fracking Battle Opens In General Assembly

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

The legislative battle over banning or regulating “fracking waste” in Connecticut opened Friday with a barrage of testimony about the environmental dangers this industrial byproduct may bring. Connecticut’s new commissioner of energy and environmental protection, Robert Klee, urged lawmakers to give the state authority to regulate the wastes produced by natural gas drilling as a

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Citi Bike Sued After Rider Says He Flipped Over Bike, Lost Ability to Taste and Smell

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Ronald Corwin, of Westport, Conn., says he flipped over the bike after his front wheel hit a low barrier installed next to the bicycle docking station in midtown on Oct. 25. For more on this story, visit: Citi Bike Sued After Rider Says He Flipped Over Bike, Lost Ability to Taste and Smell | NBC

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Norwich one of six to receive state funding for sewer plant upgrade

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

The state Bond Commission Friday approved a combination of grants and loans to cover at least part of the city’s $96 million sewer plant upgrade project that would improve water quality and allow the sewer system to expand into surrounding towns. From the governor’s office: GOV. MALLOY: SIX CONNECTICUT MUNICIPALITIES TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR LOCAL

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Connecticut Bond Commission OKs Enfield Dam Removal

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Bond Commission approved $1 million to fund removal of the state-owned Springborn Dam on the Scantic River in Enfield. From the governor’s office: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that $1 million to fund removal of the state-owned Springborn Dam on the Scantic River in Enfield was approved at Friday’s meeting of the state

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Register 30th Annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference by March 1 and save $10!

Feb 28th, 2014 | By

Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:30am – 4:45pm followed by post-conference reception Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Full details here.



Audubon Connecticut seeks Director of Development

Feb 27th, 2014 | By

Director of Development, Audubon Connecticut (Greenwich, Connecticut).



DOT Wants Residents’ Ideas For Connecticut’s Transportation System

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

What do Connecticut residents want their highways, airports, ferry lines and railroads to look like in the future? State transportation planners are visiting Bridgeport, New London and Hartford this week to get public opinion for the TransformCT long-range strategic guide. For more on this story, visit: DOT Wants Residents’ Ideas For Connecticut’s Transportation System –

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Connecticut faces big shifts on energy, recycling, Klee says

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

If Robert Klee is daunted by the challenge that lies ahead as the state’s next Department of Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner, he doesn’t show it. The agency’s former chief of staff under then-Commissioner Dan Esty, Klee views his pending ascendancy to DEEP’s top job as an opportunity to remake Connecticut at a historic juncture.

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Conn. considers ban on natural gas wastewater

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

A year after approving a massive expansion of natural gas use in Connecticut, state lawmakers are considering a ban on storing or recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of gas exploration. Environmentalists back several bills intended to eliminate any possibility that Connecticut will be exposed to wastewater produced when chemical-laced water used to fracture underground

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How New England’s dependence on natural gas is causing a pipeline traffic jam

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Which would you rather do: heat your home, or turn on your lights? That’s a choice made every day on New England’s natural gas pipelines, and the answer is always the same. Heating homes is given priority. It’s a decision that makes sense given the number of other fuels available to generate electricity — coal,

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Plan to cull Block Island deer postponed

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

A plan to cull deer on Block Island has been postponed. Town Manager Nancy Dodge says they are putting off the culling until the fall or next winter. In the meantime, she says she hopes the state law can be changed. For more on this story, visit: Plan to cull Block Island deer postponed –

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Connecticut Sea Grant Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Sea Grant at the University of Connecticut announces four new grants totaling $ 491,750 to researchers in Connecticut for the years 2014-2016. These grants will fund research projects focusing on the ecosystems and natural resources of Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s shoreline communities. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut Sea Grant

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The Dart: Stamford gardener preserves history, and a banana tree

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Even though there’s snow on the ground and freezing temperatures outside, Sam Billings is thinking about greener pastures. Billings manages the greenhouse and vast gardens at the Treetops estate near Mianus River Park on the border of Greenwich, and is preparing for an incredible spring season. “I’m working to install about two acres of gardens,”

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CT environmental community watches as Klee takes helm of DEEP

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Early in his second week on the job, Robert Klee, Connecticut’s new interim commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, admitted that during his first week on the job he had called his predecessor, Dan Esty – once. “We joked about – you have my number, but you don’t need to use it,”

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