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Seth Kellogg: ‘Lake’ in frozen Connecticut River offers safe harbor

Feb 16th, 2014 | By

This lake-like opening is on the Connecticut River near the Coolidge Bridge connecting Northampton to Hadley. During the day the geese scatter to the many nearby fields where corn stubble still rises above the deep snow. Then the flocks return in the afternoon to this safe harbor. For more on this story, visit: Seth Kellogg:

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Hammonasset Beach State Park walk, Essex Steam Train eagle watching and much more from Rick Sandella and the New Haven Register Nature Calendar!

Feb 16th, 2014 | By

Beach Walk: 10 a.m. Feb. 16, Southern Connecticut Cycle Club, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Route 1, Madison, meet at West Beach parking lot, president@ctcycle.org, 203-606-4128. Eagle Flyer: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 16, Essex Steam Train viewing along the Connecticut River, passengers may board in Deep River, Chester, Hadlyme and Haddam, $20 adults and

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Agricultural assistance programs available to farmers

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

Bryan Hurlburt, a former state representative and now executive director of USDA Farm Service Agency, recently addressed many of his former constituents in an informative discussion about resources for farmers. The former representative from the 53rd District has taken his agricultural expertise to the federal level. For more on this story, visit: Agricultural assistance programs

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Petition filed over air quality standards

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

The American Lung Association of the Northeast, the Sierra Club of Connecticut, and Environment and Human Health, Inc. are submitting a legal “petition” to the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) asking that agency to set regulatory air standards for residential wood smoke emissions. The Connecticut Fund for the Environment has submitted

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Wolfworks Wins CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize For 2nd Consecutive Year

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

For the second consecutive year Wolfworks, a design/build company in Avon, has been named recipient of the CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize for a home built in Farmington. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Wolfworks Wins CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize For 2nd Consecutive Year – Courant.com.



State senator seeking ECS grant for Haddam due to closed nuclear plant

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

A local legislator is proposing a bill aimed at adjusting the education cost sharing formula to compensate the town for a loss of revenue created by the closing of the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. For more on this story, visit: State senator seeking ECS grant for Haddam due to closed nuclear plant.



Group warns more nuclear power plants may shut down

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

The chief executive officer of a trade group representing the nuclear power industry warned Wall Street analysts Thursday that more power plants in the sector may be headed for shutdown. For more on this story, visit: Group warns more nuclear power plants may shut down.



2014 CT Land Conservation Conference March 15, Middletown

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

30th Annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference “The Economic Benefits of Open Space” Saturday, March 15, 2014 Wesleyan University Usdan Center (new location!) 45 Wyllys Avenue Middletown, CT 8:30am – 4:45pm (followed by post-event reception) Please join the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) for a full day of educational workshops and peer-to-peer networking for those involved

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Fire Reported at Middletown Power Plant

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

irefighters have nearly extinguished a blaze at a Connecticut power plant where a 2010 explosion killed six people and injured dozens. For more on this story, visit: Fire Reported at Middletown Power Plant, Site Of Deadly 2010 Blast « CBS Connecticut.



Conn. honoring top electric car dealers

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

Automobile dealers in Connecticut who sell or lease the most electric vehicles will get a special recognition from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The agency is offering its first “Connecticut Revolutionary Dealer Awards.” For more on this story, visit: Conn. honoring top electric car dealers – WFSB 3 Connecticut.



73 Deer Killed In New Canaan In Fall Hunt, State Reports

Feb 12th, 2014 | By

Hunters killed more than 10,000 deer in Connecticut in 20013, according to the latest tally from state officials. In total, 10,108 deer were hunted and killed in the state, including rifle kills through Dec. 12 and bow-and-arrow kills through Dec. 31, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported. About 57 percent of the

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Millstone Unit 2 back in service; Unit 3 pump still under scrutiny

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

After an unplanned shutdown lasting less than 48 hours, Unit 2 at the Millstone Power Station began producing power again Feb. 1, and no issues of concern were identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the shutdown or the restart. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Millstone Unit 2 back in service;

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Adrienne Esposito considering historic state Senate run

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

Long Island environmental advocate Adrienne Esposito confirmed Sunday she’s considering a run for state office on the Democratic line. If elected, she’d be the first woman from Suffolk County elected to a seat in the state Senate. Ms. Esposito, 53, of Patchogue, is a co-founder and current executive director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

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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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Feb 6th, 2014 | By

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