Conn. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection http://wshu.org en Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy http://wshu.org/post/federal-officials-award-grants-clean-shoreline-debris-superstorm-sandy <p>Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material.&nbsp; The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:03:20 +0000 Cooper McKim 21115 at http://wshu.org Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy Conn. report says greenhouses gasses reduced http://wshu.org/post/conn-report-says-greenhouses-gasses-reduced <p>Connecticut has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions over the past two decades. That’s according to a new report from the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which shows emissions levels were lower in 2010 than they’ve been since 1990.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Cormac Cummiskey 18815 at http://wshu.org EPA seeks regulatory authority over streams & wetlands http://wshu.org/post/epa-seeks-regulatory-authority-over-streams-wetlands <p>Tuesday is Earth Day, and once again, one of the key issues that people will be talking about is protecting our clean water. Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters">proposed a rule change</a> that would give the federal government regulatory authority over wetlands and streams. The advocacy group <a href="http://www.environmentconnecticut.org/">Environment Connecticut</a> is about to kick off a door-to-door canvassing campaign to encourage people to support the rule change. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:00:02 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16185 at http://wshu.org EPA seeks regulatory authority over streams & wetlands Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound http://wshu.org/post/conn-new-york-achieving-nitrogen-reductions-long-island-sound <p>A<a href="http://www.ctenvironment.org/clean-water/ny-sewage-treatment-plants.cfm"> report card released today</a> by an environmental group gives Connecticut and New York pretty good grades for their efforts to reduce the amount of nitrogen pumped into Long Island Sound. The states have been working for a decade to reduce emissions of nitrogen coming from wastewater. Environmentalists say there’s still more to do.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:54:28 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15697 at http://wshu.org Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound Attack of the hybrid wolf-dogs? http://wshu.org/post/attack-hybrid-wolf-dogs <p><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The headline sounds a bit like a plot from a horror movie – hybrid wolf-dogs menacing a community in Southeastern Connecticut. But the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says these animals really exist, and they’re looking into the report of a Ledyard resident who claimed a pack of hybrid wolf-dogs running loose threatened him. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:57:19 +0000 Craig LeMoult 14765 at http://wshu.org Attack of the hybrid wolf-dogs?