Connecticut on its way to a coal-free future

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this month activists in Bridgeport, Connecticut, cheered when city council members took a bold step in moving the city (and state!) beyond coal.

Eco Chick Escapes To: Still Waters Pond and Yoga Retreat in Connecticut

Eco Chic

This stuff is bad for the individual and the environment and there are safe and effective alternatives that have no negative impact at all. Also nearby but I didn’t get a chance to visit is G-Zen in Branford, Ct which was just voted Connecticut’s Most Sustainable Restaurant.

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me an Elm: Restoring America’s Iconic Tree Through Genetics

Nature Conservancy - Science

Marks, a floodplain ecologist for The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut River program, is leading a research effort to restore populations of elms, once one of the most iconic and beloved trees in the eastern and midwestern United States.

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LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

The conservation of natural systems and natural features that protect water resources , including drinking water supplies, and shield communities from the impacts of storms and floods.

The Green Closet Project: Eco Designers Tara St. James and Auralis Join Forces with Ecover to Promote Smarter, Lower Impact Fashion

Eco Chic

“We’re joining forces with these designers to make a bigger impact,” says Valorie Luther, who represents Ecover, explaining the genesis of the Green Closet project. Auralis in her studio.

Kauai: 5 great eco-minded resorts

Green Traveler Guides

The hotel’s lighting designers during the renovation worked with experts to reduce lighting that might potentially impact nocturnally flying seabirds, particularly Newell’s Shearwaters and the Hawaiian Petrel.

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"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. The latest RGGI report, which tracks the program’s impact through 2013, is full of good news: Together, the RGGI states have cut emissions by 40 percent since 2005, while their economies have grown a robust 8 percent.

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Yale startup fakes premium pork

Eccorazzi

Growing in abundance in Connecticut forests, this student was able to capitalize on the nut by convincing farmers it would make them a better product.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of September 2011)

10,000 Birds

That terrific azure, ebon, and ivory plumage makes even more of an impact against the undifferentiated yellows, greens, and browns most fall warblers flaunt. Fall has officially fallen around here, yet somehow we’ve gotten off to an uplifting start.

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I don't care about the lives saved, just tell me how many jobs were created!

Environmental Economics

Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations subcommittee in charge of education issues, is how much the National Institutes of Health generates in economic growth for every taxpayer dollar it receives. "That There should be no multiplier attached to federal spending because local and regional economic impacts are mostly beggar-thy-neighbor policies. What is the economic value of research?

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Wildlife CSI

Nature Conservancy - Science

By classifying the images caught on camera, Wildlife CSI is working to better understand how composting impacts the foraging ecology of wild birds and mammals. Then check out the Field Guide to familiarize yourself with the scavenging wildlife of Connecticut.

65 Miles: Molding a Mindset

Wend Magazine

And that is how this season, instead of hiking the 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine, I share the 65-mile section of trail that runs through Connecticut and southern Massachusetts with three co-workers.

2011 164

Dogwood and Hastings: Sustainable Homewares Launch!

Eco Chic

You can read about all the Stories behind the prints, the line’s Impact and Ethics, and much more, over at the Dogwood & Hastings website. . Connecticut: Wildlife in Crisis (wild animal rehab facility).

Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

On the heels of the recent failure of Proposition 37 in California, I was glad to hear that on June 3, 2013, Connecticut became the first US state to pass mandatory labeling legislation for genetically engineered food ingredients.

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Dead Zone Redemption

Nature Conservancy - Science

This year’s Dead Zone — named because the nutrients create algae blooms that deplete the water of oxygen, thus killing off marine life — was nearly the size of Connecticut.

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Road Salt Increasing Salinity Of Streams

Eco Friendly Daily

The study used data from twenty different states, including: Alaska, Washington, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Indiana and Michigan.

Birds: The Downside

10,000 Birds

It is probably the case that the rapid spread of Lyme Disease from Connecticut to the rest of the United States and adjoining regions of Canada was because some species of birds (but not all) can carry Lyme disease, and can also carry the ticks that carry the disease. rst demonstration so far of the impact these parasites have on haemoglobin levels of the hosts, which reveals one mechanism of adverse impact by blood parasites.

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"Proof That a Price on Carbon Works"

Environmental Economics

That system covers emissions from power plants in nine states that include Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Researchers have found that the tax helped cut emissions but has had no negative impact on the province’s growth rate, which has been about the same or slightly faster than the country as a whole in recent years.

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

Green Traveler Guides

Concludes Climate Counts, “The world’s largest hotel chains may be seeking practical ways to address a range of broad environmental impacts in their operations, from toxic chemical use to indoor air quality to water.

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Governors Applaud New EPA Carbon Pollution Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy : “It is long past time that we as a nation seriously and systemically confront the danger that carbon pollution poses to the health and well-being of our citizens.

Can Floodplain Forest Restoration Reduce the Gulf’s Dead Zone?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The cause of the dead zone is nitrogen pollution, which has created an oxygen-free area, now the size of the state of Connecticut. Nearly 30,000 acres of previously farmed floodplain has been restored to natural habitats and forest, and we’re seeing a great impact.”.

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Tourism website for sustainable marine management

Green Traveler Guides

The site has launched a special micro-site containing the very latest research, forums and interviews on topics such as assisted coral reef regeneration, marine turtle conservation, and managing potentially destructive environmental impacts.

2011 141

After Sandy: Coastal Communities Envision a Renewed Future

Conservancy Talk

It also made me realize that only focusing on making communities safer from the impacts of flooding and storms is not enough. And it was that same fundamental truth – that nature can help protect us – that informed our post-storm work across the Sandy impacted region.

Renew 108

Pittsburgh's newest luxury hotel LEED Gold certified

Green Traveler Guides

Example: lighting fixtures in the lobby and ballroom are made by local Pittsburgh artisans; Green operations: on a daily basis, the hotel limits its environmental impact.

2010 202

World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2010 196

A Story at the Heart of the Conservancy

Conservancy Talk

In 1920, she enrolled in the Connecticut College for Women, taking her childhood love for nature and applying it toward a major in Zoology at a time when such a career was probably neither an easy nor an obvious choice for a young woman. I recently learned about Gloria Hollister.

Trip Advisor: green travel really taking off

Green Traveler Guides

hoteliers, B&B owners and innkeepers , 70% plan to reduce their impact on the environment this year as a way to attract travelers and increase repeat customers.

Google gets hot for Wilbur Scoville!

Green Prophet

Scoville devised his “Scoville Organoleptic Test” in 1912 while working at the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company in Connecticut, US. Variability in growth conditions can have a tremendous impact on hotness, but the scale gives reliable comparisons between pepper.

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Floating Natural Gas Terminal Proposal Denied

Eco Friendly Daily

The terminal would have been 70 miles from Manhattan, 11 miles from Connecticut and only 9 miles from Long Island. Commerce Department announced that the “adverse coastal impacts outweighed its national interest.” A consortium of the TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.

El Dorado: gold in green wine country

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Hawaii's greenest resort

Green Traveler Guides

Think of the eco-impact these mega-properties have. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Gulf oil disaster spills over to tourism on clean beaches

Green Traveler Guides

For example, 1 in 4 respondents named the Florida Keys as one of the top 3 destinations impacted by the spill, though it is not.

2010 163

State Farm Insurance Claims "No Fault" in Bankrolling ALEC | PR.

PR Watch

O)ur work with ALEC is limited to research projects for use by public officials considering matters that impact the affordability and accessibility of insurance," a State Farm vice president wrote to Wisconsin insurance holder Samuel Hokin in response to concerns raised about ALEC last year.

2012 114

Hero Against the Bully: Rachel Parent and GMO Labeling

The Alien Next Door

Mandatory labeling of consumables made from GMO products currently exists throughout the world—with the exception of most of the United States (some states like Connecticut have instituted their own laws) and Canada.

2013 152

Marriott offers voluntourism in New Orleans

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2010 153

"Charging Motorists to Drive"

Environmental Economics

" She notes that such a fee would help to address the externalities associated with congestion, such as delay costs, extra fuel consumption, pollution, and road impacts. Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel — rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today.

2016 122

Green Siem Reap | Where To Eat Near Angkor Wat | Eco-Friendly.

Green Traveler Guides

To this day, an estimated 3–4 million mines remain interred across the countryside, their impacts still bloody and horrific.

2010 203

Six Senses Hua Hin: Thai us up, throw away the key

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2011 186

Coastal Resilience 2.0: Assessing Risk and Identifying Solutions to Coastal Hazards

Nature Conservancy - Science

For instance, we have worked to help communities like Bridgeport, Connecticut to map exposure from projected hurricanes, combined with sea level rise, and then prioritized actions to reduce risks.

2013 81

Too Many Deer: A Bigger Threat to Eastern Forests than Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Wall Street Journal then ran a story in November 2012 entitled America Gone Wild , noting the impact of overabundant deer. White-tailed deer likely impact every landscape east of the Mississippi River. Exotic seed dispersal by white-tailed deer in southern Connecticut.

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Why travel green: 3 good reasons

Green Traveler Guides

Who says little changes can’t have a big impact? Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2011 130

"Q&A Re: Launch of New AERE Journal!"

Environmental Economics

A full year of issues is needed to help get an impact factor rating. I posted this not knowing that Tim scooped me  by 1.5 hours so I'll sheepishly put it below the fold (it has already been retweeted and I don't want to lose the link).    From the inbox: 1.What is the title of the new journal? The new journal is called the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists(JAERE). This is no longer a placeholder. Who will be the first editor?

2013 135

Doing our part to promote the new Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) despite our conspicuous absence from the list of co-editors*

Environmental Economics

Kathleen Segerson                   University of Connecticut.  A full year of issues is needed to help get an impact factor rating. From the inbox: 1.What is the title of the new journal?     The new journal is called the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists ( JAERE ).    This is no longer a placeholder.

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