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Fairfield Seeking Volunteers for Bike/Ped Committee 

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

The Town of Fairfield is seeking volunteers to serve on a Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. The Board of Selectman is seeking nine members to serve on this permanent committee. For more on this story, visit: Fairfield Seeking Volunteers for Bike/Ped Committee  – Bike Walk Connecticut.



Beaches, Parks Closed after heavy rains

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

East Beach at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, Gay City State Park in Hebron along with Compo Beach and Burying Hill Beach in Westport are closed because of poor water quality. For more on this story, visit: Beaches, Parks Closed | NBC Connecticut.



Municipal Grants available for Aquatic Invasive Species Control on Inland Waters

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced the availability of funding for projects aimed at managing and reducing aquatic invasive species on inland waters of Connecticut.



Plans To Build Power Plant in Oxford Resurrected

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Plans to build a gas power plant on the northern town line are being resurrected despite some opposition. Competitive Power Ventures is proposing to build a 805-megawatt facility on an approximately 20-acre site in the Woodruff Hill industrial complex. “The growth that Oxford is having now, and will have in the near future, will be

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Connecticut power plant cited for 3 minor safety violations

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Federal inspectors cited the state’s nuclear plant on Tuesday for three minor safety violations, including a worker who inhaled radioactive material. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it found three violations of “very low safety significance” in a quarterly inspection of the Millstone Power Plant on June 30. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut power

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Save the Sound completes Plainville asphalt project

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Connecticut environmental advocate Save the Sound completed work on a 4,000-square-foot porous pavement this month, preventing rainfall from entering the stormwater management system. For more on this story, visit: Save the Sound completes Plainville asphalt project | HartfordBusiness.com.



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Aug 11th, 2014 | By

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New Haven, state officials create ‘urban oases’ in 4 city parks

Aug 9th, 2014 | By

“Urban oases” at four city parks were designated at a ceremony Friday, in Beaver Ponds Park, West River Memorial Park, Dover Beach Park and East Shore Park. “Oases and refuge are going to be the beating heart of nature in the middle of New Haven,” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said at the ceremony in

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What’s happening at Farm Creek in Rowayton?

Aug 8th, 2014 | By

Anyone who has driven through Rowayton recently and seen the “No House in Farm Creek” signs can attest, there are residents with strong feelings regarding the fate of this property. For more on this story, visit: Farm Creek | Rowayton, CT | newcanaandarienmag.com.



Homely but Valuable: Don’t Pull that Weed!

Aug 7th, 2014 | By

It’s a dilemma: Some of the plants we call homely weeds, beneficial insects call home-or dinner, or incubator. I was reminded of this when a visitor recently remarked, “You’re growing all the stuff I pull out.” He was looking at the patch of gone-by milkweed. The milkweed family, I said, is the only one that

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N.Y. AG reaches clean water agreement with NYC | Legal Newsline

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $960,000 agreement with New York City on Thursday that will fund clean water projects in the Long Island Sound and the upper East River. The agreement partially resolves penalties assessed against the city for allegedly falling behind schedule in upgrading nitrogen pollution controls at its Queens-based Tallman

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USDA Grant Funds Bio-Energy Research Community Economic Development In CT

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on Phase II of a project that will determine the feasibility of implementing an alternative fuels facility in rural north-central Connecticut. USDA Rural Development provided $53,000 for CCAT under

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Part nature, part nurture for Live Green Connecticut chief

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

When the fifth Live Green Connecticut Food & Music Festival kicks off at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk the weekend of Sept. 13-14, 5,000 attendees — the same number as in the previous four years — can expect to experience environmentalism as practiced with gentle persuasion. Other such fairs are ripe with hemp products and greener-than-thou

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USDA Funds Bio-Energy Research in Central CT

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on Phase II of a project that will determine the feasibility of implementing an alternative fuels facility in rural north-central Connecticut. USDA Rural Development provided $53,000 for CCAT

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Conn. community tries recycling food waste

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

Connecticut has struggled for years to cut its amount of trash by increasing recycling. It turns out food waste and other organics account for the single biggest category of trash and about a third of the waste stream. Finding new ways to deal with food waste has been a slow go – but that might

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‘You gotta love it,’ farmer says of his job

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

Hunts Brook Farm is not certified organic, but is a “Farmer’s Pledge Farm.” This means the farmers have signed a pledge with the Connecticut branch of the Northeast Organic Farming Association stating that they will follow “ecologically sound” principals in farming, but that the farm does not face inspection. For more on this story, visit:

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Nature Conservancy begins fish passage plan on Falls River in Essex

Jul 31st, 2014 | By

Work has started along the Falls River on a fishway that will benefit such migratory fish as alewife and blueback herring, as well as migrating American eel and other resident fish. The work at the privately owned Tiley-Pratt dam will open the way for fish to access to an additional 2.5 miles of river, as

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Land trust terminates contract for bird sanctuary; property owner ‘disappointed’

Jul 31st, 2014 | By

In Connecticut, the Norwalk Land Trust is scrapping a plan to create a public bird sanctuary. The $1 million contract would have preserved an environmentally-sensitive coastal property. But the plan’s controversy proved too much for the land trust. The Norwalk Land Trust said in a statement that its decision to rescind the contract was made

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Collins gets Green Party slot in run for 38th District seat

Jul 31st, 2014 | By

Waterford resident Bill Collins has won ballot access as the Green Party candidate for 38th District state representative seat, according to a Waterford Green Party press release. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Collins gets Green Party slot in run for 38th District seat | News from southeastern Connecticut.



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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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