by Allan Appel | Nov 20, 2015 7:36 am | Comments (6)
Harry Pylypiw stumbled across a Quinnipiac River “hot spot” where previously undetected chemicals pour into fish-filled water streaming toward New Haven Harbor.
Now he wants to find out if we should worry about that. And if it’s legal.
Continue reading ‘Sleuth Probes Q River Mystery’
by Markeshia Ricks & Paul Bass | Oct 22, 2015 3:12 pm | Comments (3)
Water flowed anew through a a 30-foot wide opening in the Pond Lily Dam — along with visions of a reclaimed West River where fish and wildlife flourish alongside human recreation.
Continue reading ‘Dam Breaks, As West River’s Clean-Up Advances’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 22, 2015 12:34 pm | Comments (2)
A Fair Haven auto-wrecking operation is back in legal business after a crackdown forced its owners to clean up its act and reapply for a special permit. But it received another warning to keep its junk off a city street it had illegally taken over.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 20, 2015 11:01 am | Comments (5)
Estrogen, fertilizers, plastic and heavy metals may kill entire species of fish in the Quinnipiac River—and limit humans’ dinner and recreation options. Unless four University of New Haven researchers succeed in sounding the alarm.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 20, 2015 9:13 am | Comments (2)
Climate change and the threat of more superstorms have put New Haven in position to pull down millions of federal dollars to help it recover from the ongoing impact of Hurricane Sandy and to prepare for future natural disasters. The Board of Alders took a step toward that goal Monday night.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 19, 2015 4:27 pm | Comments (17)
Mayor Toni Harp has begun picturing a craft brewery or, say, a soda plant on the Mill River now that the state’s attorney general has negotiated a deal with United Illuminating to spend an estimated $30 million to clean up its former English Station power plant.
Continue reading ‘Harp Calls Jepsen English Station “Hero”’
by Allan Appel | Oct 19, 2015 2:03 pm | Comments (1)
Did you know that a horseshoe crab’s blood is blue? And that’s because it contains hemocyanin, a copper-based moleclue that clots around bacteria?
Or that these crawling blue bloods are used to test that vaccine you might have just received?
Continue reading ‘Long Wharf Nature Preserve “Signs” Up’
by Allan Appel | Oct 19, 2015 6:15 am | Comments (4)
Soon, not only will books return to Westville’s Mitchell Branch Library. Water will return to the earth in greater volumes (pun intended) on the library grounds.
Continue reading ‘Bioswale “Greens” A Library Branch’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 12, 2015 6:32 am | Comments (2)
As they prepare for an era of more super-storms, homeowners in flood-prone parts of New Haven could see their insurance premiums drop thanks to a new city map.
Continue reading ‘City Maps A Better Flood Response’
by Paul Bass | Oct 9, 2015 11:56 am | Comments (2)
Justin Elicker found himself performing “shuttle diplomacy”—between two members of a community garden.
Continue reading ‘Whose Community Garden Is It?’