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’
by Allan Appel | Oct 24, 2018 6:50 am | Comments (1)
A thriving small factory in the New Haven harbor district that turns french fry and other vegetable oil and animal fat into carbon emission-reducing biodiesel fuel has over the past year increased its production capacity from 20 million gallons a year to 40 million – in part because it had a $20 million infusion of private investment for upgrades and new equipment.
It needs government help to take the next step to become a bigger part of the Connecticut’s green energy future.
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Bysiewicz heard that story – and request – when she made a campaign stop Wednesday morning American GreenFuels on Waterfront Street in New Haven’s harbor district.
Continue reading ‘City Green Energy Operation Pitches Bysiewicz’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 17, 2018 2:02 pm | Comments (4)
Add bioswales up and down James Street. Convert a portion of Exchange Street into a linear trail park. And always keep parking lot dumpsters closed to avoid stormwater runoff contamination.
Continue reading ‘Plan Proposes Mill River Clean-Up’
by Molly Montgomery | Oct 16, 2018 11:27 am
“Like this – pull it through, and grasp it again,” said Hyla Chasnoff. “And do it nice and loose.”
Wound around her crochet hook was not yarn, but a translucent strip of plastic carefully snipped from plastic bags that would otherwise end up in the landfill.
Continue reading ‘Seniors Save Landfill, One Roll Of Plarn At A Time’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 10, 2018 6:56 am | Comments (9)
The developers of a new 133-unit low-income and artist loft housing complex in Wooster Square will get $800,000 in city-managed federal funds to help pay for part of the site’s estimated $6.6 million environmental remediation.
Continue reading ‘Clock Shop Lofts Get $800K Clean-Up Loan’
by Paul Bass | Oct 8, 2018 3:01 pm | Comments (10)
On a day when a new gloomy report emerged about the future of the planet, a ray of hope emerged in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Nobel Prize Winner Sees Hope On Climate Change’
by Allan Appel | Oct 8, 2018 10:49 am
Members of a city environmental council have weighed in about plans to expand a recycling business in the port district: They want nothing to do with it.
Continue reading ‘Opposition Grows To Recycler’s Expansion’
by Allan Appel | Oct 5, 2018 1:17 pm | Comments (2)
The six friendly goats who have been eating away invasive species in Edgewood Park since May get lots of visitors and daily buckets of fresh drinking water provided by their sponsors, the Friends of Edgewood Park (FOEP), and other neighboring humans.
Apart from that, the animals are fairly self sufficient and probably find humans, as we find them, curious, yet hardly indispensable.
That changed last week when intense rains turned Edgewood Park into a true flood plain, rising so high as to cover most of the knotweed and poison ivy the goats require to live.
When the rains wouldn’t let up, the goats needed humans to rescue them.
Continue reading ‘Humans Rescue Goats From Rain’