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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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Early Registration for the 30th Annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference Closes March 1

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

The 30th Annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference takes place from 8:30am to 4:45pm Saturday, March 15, 2014 It will be followed by post-conference reception at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT For full details, visit http://www.ctconservation.org/2014-Conference.



Help Aquarion find and recognize Connecticut’s top environmental volunteers

Feb 23rd, 2014 | By

Think of a person, non-profit, or company who has made a real difference to our environment. It could be through a volunteer effort to protect our water sources. Improve air quality. Safeguard farmland. Or improve wildlife habitat. You’ll find all the criteria below. And don’t be shy about telling us what you’ve achieved. We welcome

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Conn. Sea Grant announces four new grants

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

Connecticut Sea Grant, located at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, on Thursday announced four new grants totaling $ 491,750 for four research projects that will take place over the next two years. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Conn. Sea Grant announces four new grants | News from southeastern Connecticut.

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Ban Fracking Waste Disposal in Connecticut

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

Unfortunately, states without industrial oil and gas development such as Connecticut can still be negatively impacted by the disposal of waste products from fracking. Oil and gas companies often look to other states to dispose fracking waste. Volumes of toxic, radioactive, and caustic waste pose storage, treatment, and disposal problems: Toxic Fracking Waste Contaminated flowback

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USDA Accepts Grant Applications For Conservation Innovation Efforts

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications nationally for competitive grants to develop and accelerate conservation approaches and technologies on private agricultural and forest lands. Funding for those applications chosen can last up to three years, as well as up to $1 million. Applicants must work with, or be eligible for,

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If you haven’t made a contribution lately, can you make one today?

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

Visit the How to Support Us page to find out more on how to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Headlines today. A big ‘Thank You’ to all those to have chosen to support this local effort to bring you Connecticut’s environmental news. Please visit the website and click on some of our advertisers. It

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Petition would ban wood smoke

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

Among car exhaust, factory fumes and coal-fired power plants, there is one source of air pollution that Connecticut residents know little about: emissions from residential wood smoke. Earlier this month, The American Lung Association of the Northeast, the Sierra Club of Connecticut and Environment and Human Health, Inc. submitted a legal petition to the Connecticut

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CT company begins deer culling on Block Island next week

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut-based company hired to cull the deer population has been scattering bait since early February to lure deer to specific areas around Block Island. For more on this story, visit: Deer Culling On Block Island Begins Next Week | Rhode Island Public Radio.



Family farms are epitome of sustainability, UN Food and Ag chief says

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

by Francesco Rampa in Brussels José Graziano da Silva, director general of UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, talks about his hopes for sustainable food production in the international year of family farming There are an estimated 500m family farms in the world, and family farming is the predominant form of agriculture and main food producer

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Conn. transit officials say $567 million bus-only corridor on budget, on time for 2015 open

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

Connecticut transportation officials have told state legislators that a $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain is on budget and on time. For more on this story, visit: Conn. transit officials say $567 million bus-only corridor on budget, on time for 2015 open (2/19/14 12:57 pm).



Retired Simsbury, CT, Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendent Recognized for Outstanding Service

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

James Clifton, retired Superintendent of the Simsbury, Conn. Water Pollution Control Facility, was honored by EPA with a “2013 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award” recently. Mr. Clifton was selected for the recognition because of the outstanding job he has performed over the years in operating and maintaining the Simsbury facility. Mr. Clifton also

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