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Environmental Politics

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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...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut Failing To Monitor Pesticide Use

    Connecticut Failing To Monitor Pesticide Use
    Sitting in dusty file cabinets at Connecticut's environmental agency are tens of thousands of reports by licensed landscapers, lawn-care professionals and farmers about how much pesticide they are putting down each year. No one is reading them. No one...
  • What's Your New Ride Worth to You?

    Paying attention to long-term ownership costs when shopping for a new car or truck can pay off in the long run. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features As new cars continue to sell at a record pace, many browsers are turning into shoppers and shoppers into...
  • About Specs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Most new-car brochures and web pages feature a list of various numbers and measurements, usually called “specifications,” which can be cryptic at best for all but the most knowledgeable auto enthusiasts. Still,...
  • Gas Busters

    There's a secret weapon to fight the rising cost of gas. Look in the mirror. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features No matter what kind of vehicle you own, the best way to minimize pain at the pump is to maximize your car's fuel efficiency. You can do this...
  • New Federal Effort to Help Bees, Butterflies Raises Hopes

    New Federal Effort to Help Bees, Butterflies Raises Hopes
    Connecticut lost an estimated 57.5 percent of its managed honeybees during the summer of 2014 and winter of 2015, according to a new survey. Preventing such staggering die-offs is the focus of a new federal plan aimed at helping the bees and butterflies...
  • Keep our state parks as natural treasures

    Florida's award-winning state parks are under attack. The same people charged with protecting our parks — Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Legislature and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection — are proposing that the parks allow...
  • Under new EPA rule, Clean Water Act protections will cover all active tributaries

    Under new EPA rule, Clean Water Act protections will cover all active tributaries
    The Obama administration finalized new regulations Wednesday that it says will protect streams, rivers and wetlands that provide drinking water to more than 117 million Americans. The Clean Water Rule, drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Council split on value of Elgin's participation in Metro West Council

    Council split on value of Elgin's participation in Metro West Council
    The Elgin City Council Wednesday evening is set to discuss paying $30,000 to renew the city's membership in the Metro West Council of Government. The Aurora-based Metro West Council of Government was formed in late 2004, and its current membership...
  • Park Ridge backs legislation to keep more runways open at O'Hare

    Park Ridge backs legislation to keep more runways open at O'Hare
    The city of Park Ridge is putting its support behind two state senate bills that advocates say will ensure better air traffic distribution around O'Hare Airport. The City Council on May 18 approved a resolution calling for the state house to pass...