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Know any good greenways? Tell the DEEP

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Greenways Council are soliciting nominations for official state greenway designations. For nomination form and information, visit www.ct.gov/deep/greenways. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Know any good greenways? | News from southeastern Connecticut.



EPA: Overall release of pollutants down in Connecticut in 2012

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

The federal Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent analysis of toxic chemical releases show that the amounts of pollutants released in Connecticut has decreased since 2011, the previous reporting year. The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) conducted by the EPA is a part of its effort to provide access to environmental information to the public. The report

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Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Protect Long Island Sound

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

New York, NY – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Murphy announced a key Senate committee’s passage of legislation to bring federal dollars to support the restoration of Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship Act that Senators Gillibrand, Schumer, Blumenthal and Murphy introduced last year passed out of

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Lawmakers propose legislation to overhaul the CRRA

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

Legislation proposed Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would overhaul the troubled Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority into a leaner agency concerned more with recycling the state’s trash than with burning it for energy. As the budget for the quasi-public agency faces multimillion-dollar deficits in the next three years, task force reports and panel findings have

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Tri-State Transit Looks at CT’s Most Dangerous Roads

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign — a non-profit focused on promoting alternate forms of transportation — released information Thursday on the most dangerous roads for walking in the region, including a comprehensive map of pedestrian fatalities in Connecticut. The organization looked at National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) records from 2010 to 2012 and found 111

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Feb. 8 ‘Black diamond’ hike in Old Saybrook cancelled

Feb 8th, 2014 | By

Save The Sound was going to lead a ‘black diamond’ hike in Old Saybrook 10-12:30 p.m. Feb. 8 But the conditions are not amenable to hiking. Below are the details of the hike that was to be: February 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm A rigorous “black diamond” hike of the 1,000-acre forest known

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We’re here for your health. Can you make a contribution today? Thanks!

Feb 6th, 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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Land trust secures 20-acre Stafford parcel for preservation

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

The Northern Connecticut Land Trust and the town of Stafford have cause for celebration. The trust recently announced its purchase of a 20-acre parcel of pastureland on Upper Road in Stafford formerly owned by Katherine Satkowski. The purchase was made possible with a $45,000 grant from the Jessie B. Cox – Cox Family Fund at

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CFE and Save the Sound’s 2014 Legislative Agenda

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

Despite nearly 8? of snow in Hartford, the Connecticut legislative session begins today. CFE asks you to work with them for the next three months “to protect our land, air, and water, and to build healthier communities!” We work closely with legislators, state agencies, fellow environmental groups, and citizens like you all across Connecticut to

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An Ice Breaker Works to Clear a Path on the Connecticut River

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

If you’ve looked out on the Connecticut River this winter, you may have seen something a bit unexpected: a Coast Guard cutter. It’s called the USCG Bollard, and it’s been on the river for weeks, dutifully breaking up ice. For more on this story, visit: An Ice Breaker Works to Clear a Path on the

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NRC starts special inspection at unit 3 of Millstone nuclear power plant

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a Special Inspection at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant to further review repetitive problems involving a pump that is part of a reactor safety system. The inspection will get under way today (Feb. 3) at the plant, which is located in Waterford, Conn., and operated by Dominion

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Manchester Garden Club Wins Awards

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

The Manchester Garden Club received state and national awards at the annual awards meeting of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut (FGCCT). These awards recognize some of the many activities undertaken throughout the year by the various club committees. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Manchester Garden Club Wins Awards – Courant.com.



Kent trust buys Girl Scouts’ camp

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

The Girl Scouts of Connecticut on Tuesday officially sold the 252-acre Camp Francis to the Kent Land Trust for $1.5 million. For more on this story, visit: Kent trust buys Girl Scouts’ camp Republican American.



Hundreds of gallons of oil spill into Long Island Sound

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

Crews are working in the Long Island Sound to clamp a leak on a power line that was cut back on January 6th and started leaking hundreds of gallons of oil. For more on this story, visit: Hundreds of gallons of oil spill into Long Island Sound | PIX 11.



2014 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference March 15, Middletown

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

Celebrating 30 years of learning, sharing and growing skills & knowledge! Please join the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) for the state’s largest conservation gathering and one of CLCC’s premier events — featuring a full day of educational workshops and peer-to-peer networking for those involved in land conservation. Visit the Conference Webpage for updates, announcements and

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DEEP to Offer Children’s Programs at Sessions Woods

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

The CT SEEP has announced it will offer two programs in February for children of all ages at the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center, Burlington.



Audubon Greenwich Nature Programs & Special Events Update

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

  Saturday, February 1 ~ Saturday, February 22 Saturday NIGHT, February 1 Owls of CT: Talk, Walk & Listen 7:00-8:30 pm Owls are fascinating hunters of the night with special adaptations. Join us for a short hike on the Audubon grounds to call and listen for local owls. Please wear warm clothing with soft, quiet

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Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

One of the two nuclear reactors at the Millstone Power Station has been shut down due to an issue with the electrical supply for a water pressurizer. For more on this story, visit: Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT.



With lobsters in mind, Maine legislator proposes ban on some pesticides

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

Pesticides have long been considered a menace by Maine’s lobster industry, and now a Deer Isle lawmaker is proposing legislative help in keeping some of the chemicals away from the state’s top commercial fishery. According to a press release from the House Democrats, the two pesticides were found in the tissue of dead lobsters that

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OUR VIEW: Institute looks at climate change: Bristol Press

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

This new institute will focus on improving scientific understanding of climate change and will encourage strategies to reduce the loss of life, property, natural resources, and limit social disruption from future high-impact weather events as well as from sea level rise, flooding, erosion and other hazards, the Register said.This is an ambitious agenda but one

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