| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:18 PM
MIDDLETOWN — The state will contribute $2.6 million for environmental cleanup work that will launch riverfront redevelopment efforts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday.
The money will pay for environmental assessments and cleanup of former...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:38 PM
Decades in the hazardous waste business taught Joe Kotrosits and Steve Detwiler about the gold in the things people throw away.
Not just cash. The two former hazardous waste company executives say tons of trash that winds up in landfills can be as...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Hartford City Councilman Larry Deutsch, skeptical of the financing for the proposed Downtown North stadium, said he wants 100 percent assurances in the deal.
Nothing in finance is 100 percent, I told him during a break at a public hearing last week....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings.
They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:37 AM
The state Department of Environmental Protection needs volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, which is the nation's largest volunteer effort to improve public land in the United States. The event started in 1994 with three sites...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:39 PM
BRIDGEPORT — A fishing advisory that was put in place after a five-alarm fire destroyed two businesses near the harbor more than a week ago has been lifted, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said Monday.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Four weeks into the school year, East Penn Superintendent Michael Schilder says that while problems still exist with the district's new transportation provider, Student Transportation of America Inc., a turnaround in performance may be underway.
| Sep 20, 2014
Tom Starrs grew up in Baltimore County, but even into his early 20s, he routinely passed Jones Falls without knowing it was there.
Orioles and Colts games had been staples of Starrs' youth, as were stops at the old Windy Valley General Store in...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades.
Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:59 PM
HARRISBURG — The state's natural gas industry has grown too fast, too soon, overwhelming the Department of Environmental Protection's ability to adequately inspect drilling sites, monitor drinking water and respond to citizens' complaints, according...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers.
"It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...