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Big, bad things that never came to pass: A short history of environmental activism in the Berkshires

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

Berkshire County, at the far western end of Massachusetts, accounts for nearly 12 percent of the land in the Commonwealth, but only 2 percent of its population. It has always been something of an economic backwater, especially in the latter part of the 20th century as its industries, paper, textiles and electrical products, have all declined.



For Alex Felson, opportunity knocks on Connecticut coast

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

With multiple focuses that include climate adaptation, green infrastructure, hydrology innovation, urban design and ecosystem management – and that’s just the short list – Alex Felson’s handiwork can be found in climate change-related projects up and down the Connecticut coast. For more on this story, visit: MyRecordJournal.com | For Felson, opportunity knocks on Connecticut coast.



Audubon Connecticut seeks Director of Development

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

Reporting to and working closely with the Vice President and Executive Director, Audubon Connecticut, the Director will act as an instrumental member of the State’s senior management team. For more on this story, visit: Director of Development, Audubon Connecticut – National Audubon Society | Jobs | PND.



NRC to do special inspection at Millstone

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

Millstone spokesman Ken Holt said a five-member inspection team from the NRC arrived Monday morning and is expected to spend at least a week investigating the shutdowns of the two reactors May 25. For more on this story, visit: The Day – NRC to do special inspection at Millstone | News from southeastern Connecticut.



Save the Sound is now working from Westchester

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

Once based just in Connecticut, Save the Sound, a bi-state organization, now has an office in Westchester and a director whose focus is this end of Long Island Sound. For more on this story, visit: Save the Sound is now working from Westchester.



Mount Tom Power Plant closure in Holyoke delights environmental groups

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By

The announcement that the coal-fired Mount Tom Power Station will close permanently thrilled an alliance of community and environmental organizations which have been trying to reduce pollution in the city. Action for a Healthy Holyoke, a coalition of more than a dozen different local and statewide organizations including Neighbor to Neighbor, Holyoke Food and Fitness

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NRC to do special inspection at Millstone

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

As the Unit 3 reactor at the Millstone Power Station began the restart process today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it has initiated a Special Inspection at the nuclear power plant in response to an unplanned outage of both operating reactors last week and complications that occurred at Unit 3 as it was being

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CT waste future leaves trash-to-energy in dust

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

The burning of the Nutmeg State’s garbage for electricity likely will continue in some form as environmental officials develop a plan for future waste disposal, but the days where two-thirds of Connecticut’s trash gets sent to six trash-to-energy plants throughout the state are fading away. For more on this story, visit: CT waste future leaves

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Save the Sound applauds veto of fishery bill

May 30th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed the bill that would have would have lifted a ban on fishing for a species now under consideration for threatened status — the glass eel — which are being considered for endangered species listing.



Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1

May 30th, 2014 | By

Reminds Residents to be Prepared With the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season beginning June 1, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is reminding residents of Connecticut to be prepared.  The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the principal threat period for Connecticut occurring between mid-August and mid-October. “Every home should have a basic emergency

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May 30th, 2014 | By

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Sustaining Our Fisheries: Looking at the Big Picture

May 30th, 2014 | By

So how can we restore our fisheries? Save the Sound held a forum to find out.



Why you only get 25% of the electricity you pay for

May 29th, 2014 | By

By Ronny Sandoval What would you say if I told you that about three-quarters of what you spend on electricity every month is wasted? Considering that Americans spend about $350 billion on electricity annually, I hope you’ll find this as shocking as I do. From generation to delivery to consumption, inefficiencies at every step of electricity’s journey

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Bond Commission expected to approve $3M for repair of Lebanon’s Savin Lake Dam: Malloy

May 27th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that nearly $3 million to fund repair of the Savin Lake Dam in Lebanon is expected to be approved at the next meeting of the state Bond Commission.



Protesters voice concerns about Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

May 27th, 2014 | By

Protesters voice concerns Monday about the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Bourne, Massachusetts. They say if there is a nuclear emergency, everyone on the Cape would be trapped. “If there was a meltdown you would have chaos.” At the Sagamore Bridge people from across the Cape and Islands are once again raising safety concerns about

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Environmental officials hope new fish ladder will restore Alewives to Rogers Lake in Old Lyme

May 26th, 2014 | By

Everything’s ready for migratory alewives to return to Rogers Lake in Old Lyme for the first time in several hundred years – the gleaming new concrete-and-steel fish ladder’s open, the water’s flowing through it and electronic fish counter is poised to start clicking away. Now it’s up to the fish to find their way there.

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Electricity restored to Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear plant after outage

May 26th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s nuclear plant in Waterford has restored power, several hours after an electrical short likely caused an outage. Spokesman Ken Holt said Millstone Power Station was not operating on Sunday, but power had been restored by early afternoon. The plant shut at about 7 a.m. and switched to diesel power. For more on this story,

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Hurricane Preparedness Week begins May 25

May 24th, 2014 | By

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip

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Oyster Bay Sewage Spill Closes 6 Beaches, 2 Shellfisheries

May 24th, 2014 | By

An Oyster Bay village sewage plant spill forced the Nassau County Department of Health to ban swimming of a half dozen North Shore beaches on the first day of Memorial Day Weekend. For more on this story, visit: Oyster Bay Sewage Spill Closes 6 Beaches, 2 Shellfisheries | Long Island News from the Long Island

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Crews clean up oil spill in Bridgeport

May 24th, 2014 | By

About 700 gallons of treated waste oil spilled out of a tank in Bridgeport on Seaview Safety-Kleen on Friday morning. Hundreds of gallons of treated waste oil and some antifreeze leaked out of a tank with 77,000 gallons of treated waste oil, according to officials with Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. For more

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