by Brian Slattery | May 29, 2017 10:35 am
On the side of a quiet road, chef Bun Lai explained that Japanese knotweed, brought to the United States first as an ornamental plant, has spread to become one of the country’s more tenacious invasive species. It breaks roads and streets. Its roots extend deep into the soil, and if you leave just a little piece behind, it returns. “It’s like a horror movie,” he said.
To bring it under control, Lai suggested a formidable adversary: us.
Continue reading ‘Bun Lai Forages For Pesto’
by Thomas Breen | May 24, 2017 3:44 pm | Comments (6)
The city can fine you for not shoveling your sidewalk or for dumping bulk trash outside your property. But until now, there has been little it can do to enforce those fines.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Press For Action On Dumping’
by Lucy Gellman | May 24, 2017 7:42 am | Comments (1)
A group of green-thumbed high school students will make a little extra cash this summer with unexpected tools — lettuce, tomato and daikon seedlings, and a greenhouse in Fair Haven to grow them in, courtesy of the New Haven Land Trust.
Continue reading ‘Grand Acres Grows Business Sense’
by Thomas Breen | May 22, 2017 7:45 am | Comments (4)
Leslie Radcliffe, whose family has a history of heart disease, started growing her own beans, peppers, kale, and tomatoes in 2013 after suffering three mild heart attacks over the course of 13 months.
Continue reading ‘New Urban Farm Opens In The Hill’
by Paul Bass | May 12, 2017 7:59 am | Comments (20)
New Haven can’t turn down the volume on ambulance or fire-engine sirens, but it can still lessen some of the noise — and it’s trying.
Continue reading ‘“Siren City” Rep Prompts Quieting Moves’
by Lucy Gellman | May 10, 2017 7:24 am | Comments (5)
The next time you’re walking on Whalley Avenue, a bright blue, black and orange butterfly may catch your eye and encourage you to throw your trash away instead of littering.
Continue reading ‘Trash Cans Sprout Wings To Keep City Clean’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 4, 2017 7:59 am | Comments (16)
The state Department of Transportation has again outraged New Haven’s new urbanists, this time with a plan to destroy the Vision Trail.
Continue reading ‘DOT Looks To Scrap Vision Trail’
by Staff | May 3, 2017 12:56 pm
Solar Youth Inc. green jobs interns spent a recent Saturday tackling litter and trash around the Wintergreen Brook.
Continue reading ‘Solar Youth Keeps It Clean At Winterbrook’
by Allan Appel | Apr 24, 2017 3:45 pm | Comments (1)
In her 23 years as a teacher, advisor, and captain who takes her students out on the water, Kristi Otterbach said, she hasn’t sensed a moment so scary for the well being of Long Island Sound.
And she intends to do something about it.
Continue reading ‘DeLauro Rallies Sound-Savers’
by Lucy Gellman | Apr 22, 2017 10:29 pm | Comments (2)
Twelve-year-old Solar Youth cyclist Jeremiah Godley didn’t think the fates were working in his favor Saturday morning. The sky had clouded over; it was raining intermittently. But when his Rock to Rock team leader announced it was time to go, he pedaled with all his might — and made a pact to himself that he wouldn’t stop until he reached the finish line, eight miles away.
Continue reading ‘Race From Rock To Rock Becomes March For Science’