| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:29 PM
Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills and oil refineries, and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory.
But the rapidly expanding natural gas-drilling...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:51 AM
The City Commission has approved two grant agreements funding improvements at the Mead Grove wetlands area, clearing the way for a restoration of Lake Lillian.
On Monday, the commission approved use of a $400,000 grant from the Florida Department of...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:12 AM
An essential cure for Florida's ailing rivers and lakes is to prevent pollution related to sewage, storm water and other sources that make harmful algae grow wild.
The task is painstaking and expensive, which is why Florida wants to go statewide with...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:26 PM
A surprise discovery along the South Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs.
More than 38 acres of staghorn coral has been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes.
But dividing $757.7 million next year between...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 1:49 PM
HARTFORD — A new southeastern Connecticut lawmaker says communities like Waterford should receive better notification when the state decides it wants to build a new park.
Republican Sen. Paul Formica of East Lyme has proposed legislation...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:34 PM
Columbia-based specialty chemicals giant W.R. Grace & Co. announced Thursday that it would split into two independent companies, one focused on construction products and one focused on other materials and chemicals.
Grace officials said the split, in...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:27 PM
The state of Connecticut didn't bid in an auction for a former Boy Scout camp in Bozrah, a state official confirmed Thursday, but it still supports preserving the nearly 340-acre, prime slice of wilderness.
Graham Stevens, office director of land...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:50 AM
State Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) recently announced that she is applauding the grant funding awarded to Air Line Trail State Park in the amount of $400,000. The funds awarded will be used toward improvements and a Western Extension of Air Line Trail...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:48 AM
It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:25 PM
A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species.
Save the Sound, a...