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Dreams, Critiques Fill Matthew Nemerson’s inbox

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

Some recent Independent stories have detailed the bigger-picture behind-the-scenes development efforts contained in the e-mail file: a quest to find CRN a downtown home for its corporate headquarters; a request by a builder to buy a city-owned empty lot on Orange Street; a tire-recycler’s proposal to build a state-assisted plant in Fair Haven; a plan

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Jul 11th, 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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World Council of Churches pulls fossil fuel investments

Jul 11th, 2014 | By

Bill McKibben, the founder of climate campaign group 350.org, said in a statement: “The World Council of Churches reminds us that morality demands thinking as much about the future as about ourselves – and that there’s no threat to the future greater than the unchecked burning of fossil fuels. This is a remarkable moment for

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North Stonington woman given conservation award

Jul 10th, 2014 | By

North Stonington resident Anne Nalwalk, president of Avalonia Land Conservancy for 22 years, was recognized and received honorable mention for her outstanding work in conservation at the Women Inspiring Conservation in Connecticut awards last month at the state Capitol. For more on this story, visit: The Day – North Stonington woman given conservation award |

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New online map of state blue-blazed trails launched

Jul 10th, 2014 | By

Getting out on the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s network of blue-blazed hiking trails just became easier, thanks to the recent launch of a new interactive online trails map with parking information and directions to trail heads. For more on this story, visit: The Day – New online map of state blue-blazed trails launched |

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Getting Branford Children Outdoors with the Shoreline Greenway Trail

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

During the final weeks of school, several groups of fifth grade students at Branford’s Francis Walsh Middle School had a chance to get out of the classroom, get some exercise, and learn about sights along the Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT). Led by SGT volunteers and accompanied by their teachers, Dawn Corcoran and Robin Axtell, as well

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Register now for Connecticut Land Conservation Council August Workshops

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

Register Now for CLCC August Workshops (Help out CT Environmental Headlines and tell them you heard about it here) Summer Focus Group 2014:  Volunteer Recruitment Date:   Friday, August 1 Time:  9:30am – 2:30pm  Location:   CT Forest & Park Assn., 16 Meriden Rd., Rockfall, CT  Facilitator:   Connie Manes, Co-Chair, CLCC Training & Education

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State parks in Killingly, Pomfret, Thompson and Eastford to celebrate 100 years of existence

Jul 7th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut State Parks and Forests system is gearing up for the culmination of its centennial anniversary celebration this summer. More than 8 million people visit the 139 parks and forests annually, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Attendance will rise now that the July Fourth weekend, typically the weekend that kicks

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Agency: Climate change part of Sound problems

Jul 6th, 2014 | By

Long Island Sound may look healthy as it shimmers in the sunlight, but new studies raise questions about the waterway’s overall condition and whether beaches are safe for swimming. A federally funded report by The Nature Conservancy found seagrass along Connecticut’s coast — a critical habitat for shellfish and other species — has declined 90

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When Forests Covered The Connecticut Landscape — Steve Grant

Jul 5th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut forest 400 years ago was a rich mix of species, often park-like, without much brush in the understory. In places, native Americans burned patches of forest to keep them open, but much of the state was simply mature, pristine forest. For more on this story, visit: When Forests Covered The Connecticut Landscape –

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CT NOFA offering scholarships to July conference

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut is offering scholarships to attend their conference at no cost on July 19th. If you’re a student, intern, or apprentice interested in food systems/work careers, check it out. Joan Dye Gussow and our own Richard McCarthy will serve as keynotes. For more on this story, visit: We just

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State park reopens with newly hatched bald eagle

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

The southern end of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail has been reopened after temporarily closing to allow two bald eagles to nest their young this past spring. For more on this story, visit: State park reopens with newly hatched bald eagle | HartfordBusiness.com.



Major Sewer Project Planned In Old Lyme

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

The town and its beach communities are close to an agreement on a major project that would install sewers for the town’s thousands of summer homes. Small lots in each beach community are packed densely along the Long Island Sound shoreline, and most have inadequate septic systems. For more on this story, visit: Major Sewer

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Everything you wanted to know about deer ticks from ct.gov

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/publications/fact_sheets/entomology/deer_&_ticks_fact_sheet.pdf



NY Attorney General hails decision to prohibit coal burning at generation facility

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ON MOVE TO PROHIBIT BURNING OF COAL AT DANSKAMMER POWER PLANT IN HUDSON VALLEY NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today hailed a decision by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to prohibit the burning of coal at the Danskammer Generating Facility, located in the Town of

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CT reduces pollution in heating oil

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

The law calling for an 84 percent reduction in sulfur content of heating oil went into effect on Tuesday. This is the beginning of a 99.5 percent reduction from the current 3,000 sulfur parts per million in heating oil, set to be implemented by July 1, 2018. For more on this story, visit: CT reduces

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Connecticut, New York lawmakers try to stop sale of Plum Island

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

Connecticut and New York lawmakers are trying to persuade colleagues on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to repeal legislative language that requires the sale of Plum Island, which environmentalists want to keep as a largely undeveloped natural habitat. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut, New York lawmakers try to stop sale of Plum

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CFPA July Events

Jun 30th, 2014 | By

CFPA July Events July 6 1 pm to 2:45 pm Guided Hike to Brown Hill Marsh and Governor’s Island Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton July 10 9 am to 3 pm Project Learning Tree CT Workshop CFPA Headquarters, Rockfall July 15 9 am to 3:30 pm PLT GreenSchools! Energy Investigations Trash Museum, Hartford July 15 10

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Harbor Watch, Westport, Nets $25,000 Lab Grant

Jun 28th, 2014 | By

The Fairfield County Community Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to Harbor Watch, the water quality monitoring program at Westport’s Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center, to support its laboratory expansion project. For more on this story, visit: Harbor Watch Nets $25,000 Lab Grant – WestportNow.com – Westport, Connecticut.



NY clean water legislation fails to make it to Senate floor

Jun 28th, 2014 | By

Despite the op/ed pieces, press conferences, television appearances and lobbying by county and state officials and environmentalists from across the region, 2014 may not be the year for clean water on Long Island. The state Senate failed to act last week on sweeping legislation aimed at safeguarding Nassau and Suffolk county’s many bays and tributaries,

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