by Thomas Breen | Dec 14, 2018 7:38 am | Comments (16)
The planet is facing a man-made climate emergency, and the only proper response is to mobilize as if it were the next world war.
Nearly 20 local climate activists issued that call to arms on Thursday afternoon as they rallied around a new proposed resolution for the city to declare a climate emergency and to dedicate more time, money, and manpower towards immediate environmental change at the local level.
Continue reading ‘Protesters To City: Declare Climate Emergency’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 13, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (4)
The West River Greenway is getting a little more advertising in the towns that it meanders through thanks to some new signage \going up in the watershed.
Continue reading ‘West River Watershed Raises Its Profile’
by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Just south of the parking lot, a large yellow backhoe sat atop a mound of dirt, logs, and other bits of debris in a large clearing. Tires had gouged the mud all around into deep ruts.
To the east, the clearing sloped down to a small marshy area, on the other side of which the Farmington Canal Trail could be seen through the trees. A large mat of straw mulch had been laid out on the slope, covering the exposed soil below.
Continue reading ‘Wood Chips, Stumps Threaten Wetland’
by Alexis Janney | Dec 6, 2018 3:00 pm | Comments (3)
The Pond Lily dam removal is, at its core, an urban renewal and community resilience project on the West River.
Continue reading ‘Pond Lily Dam Removal Restores A Secret Oasis’
by Allan Appel | Dec 5, 2018 2:15 pm | Comments (5)
It smells. It doesn’t smell.
It will add pollution. It won’t add pollution.
Rumbling trucks will awaken slumbering residential streets. Nope, the rigs stay mainly on the highways.
The city gets new jobs and taxes. Or ... a beleaguered, dense, and poor neighborhood gets dumped on once again.
Continue reading ‘East Siders Pan “Putrescibles” Pitch’
by Allison Park | Nov 28, 2018 12:16 pm | Comments (2)
Imagine a renewable world, with solar panels and energy efficiency for all.
The three cofounders of a business called New Haven Community Solar have imagined that worked, and are working to make this dream a reality. First stop: The Hill neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘3 Forestry Grads Take On The Green World’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 20, 2018 2:53 pm | Comments (3)
Nineteen-year-old Nora Heaphy has a message for her Congressperson: Act on climate change, and earn lasting support from an entire generation.
A lack of urgency, she warned, will leave everyone under water.
Continue reading ‘Protesters Demand A Green New Deal’
by Allan Appel | Nov 14, 2018 7:41 am | Comments (20)
Who knew that New Haven drivers could be ticketed if their engines are unnecessarily idling for more than three minutes!
But they rarely if ever are. That may change, if the city’s environmental watchdog agency has its way.
Continue reading ‘Anti-Idling Effort Shifts Into Gear’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 2, 2018 7:03 am | Comments (15)
More sand on Morris Cove’s beaches. Dunes turned into “living shorelines” on Long Wharf. A new seawall near Criscuolo Park.
Alders voted to advance those and other current and potential federally-funded projects in a plan to guard New Haven against flooding as climate change sends the city more frequent and powerful storms.
Continue reading ‘20 Ideas OK’d To Protect City From Floods’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 30, 2018 6:49 am | Comments (1)
Environmentalists gathered at the New Haven federal courthouse on Church Street to defend what they called our fundamental right to an earth that is capable of sustaining life.
Continue reading ‘Youth On Climate Change Frontlines’