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  • Green Wheels: Steady Habits

    Green Wheels: Steady Habits
    FAIRFIELD — Last week, I attended the opening of the Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME). It's a fancy name for a 1,300-square-foot space above Fairfield University's downtown bookstore that will become a shared office for three newly hatched businesses — a "baked to order" dessert purveyor named With Love From the Cupboard, a Bluetooth-enabled powerstrip company (Watt U Control) and the green-themed Conscious Decisions, based on an idea entrepreneur Daphne Dixon — an indefatigable environmental activist around Connecticut — had when she was 10.
  • Connecticut Faith Leaders Gather to Discuss Global Warming and the Environment

    Connecticut Faith Leaders Gather to Discuss Global Warming and the Environment
    Over the years, the Rev. Thomas Carr has heard a laundry list of reasons why Connecticut's clergy often shy away from the issue of climate change. "They are too busy. The issue is too controversial. They can't bring it up because it's become so...

    Connecticut in the Midst of an Insect War

    Connecticut in the Midst of an Insect War
    More than 13,000 foreign killers were turned loose in Connecticut this summer, an airborne army of assassins unleashed to take down a very special enemy. The killers are known as "parasitoid" wasps. Their only target is the emerald ash borer, an...

    Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit

    Saving The New England Cottontail Rabbit
    This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble. It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...

    State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking

    State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking
    Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic...