by Christopher Peak | Aug 31, 2017 8:09 am | Comments (5)
Environmentalists are criticizing New Haven’s water utility, the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA), for leaving two classes of carcinogenic chemicals in the drinking water. The authority responded that advocates are misconstruing the science, wrongly scaring readers into thinking that minuscule amounts are likely to cause harm.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 11, 2017 12:39 pm | Comments (7)
(Updated) The city will remove 20 ash trees and put 13 trees on monitor status for the ravages of the emerald ash borer.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 8, 2017 3:12 am | Comments (5)
One of New Haven’s largest landlords has agreed to a $121,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged violations of lead-safety rules — the EPA’s latest enforcement action in what environmentalists worry will be a dwindling federal caseload as the Trump administration limits oversight of toxic chemicals.
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by Zoe Matthiessen | Aug 1, 2017 7:47 am | Comments (1)
Continue reading ‘Ecocide: The Last Straw’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 28, 2017 1:36 pm | Comments (46)
Hundreds of new neighbors and construction jobs, along with $2,500-plus monthly rents, could be coming to a rapidly changing part of the city where the Newhallville and Dixwell communities meet.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 21, 2017 12:32 pm | Comments (5)
Anticipating higher sea levels, harsher hurricanes, and more frequent floods in the not-too-distant future as a result of climate change, officials are embarking on an outreach campaign to inform residents in flood-prone neighborhoods about how best to protect themselves against the threat of rising water.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2017 8:07 am | Comments (11)
A developer won permission to stockpile clean dirt in preparation for the cleanup and future development of a former Winchester Repeating Arms factory — over the objections of one City Plan commissioner who argued that the neighborhood has been shut out of the process.
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by Staff | Jul 20, 2017 7:10 am | Comments (2)
The following was submitted by Lynne Bonnett of the New Haven Energy Task Force.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jul 19, 2017 3:30 pm | Comments (9)
Tyrone Moye didn’t realize how messy his block had become — until he and ten other teens got a summer assignment to clean it up.
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by Zoe Matthiessen | Jul 18, 2017 7:43 am | Comments (2)
Continue reading ‘Brothers From Another Mother’