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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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Report: Winnetka stormwater exceeds standards for E.coli, some chemicals

    Report: Winnetka stormwater exceeds standards for E.coli, some chemicals
    A recent water quality study shows Winnetka's stormwater composition is "typical" of that in the surrounding region but has concentrations of several chemicals and E.coli bacteria at levels above state standards for Lake Michigan, officials announced....
  • Council approves additional bear hunt for '16, expanded area

    New Jersey's bear hunt could be expanded under a plan approved Tuesday by the state's Fish and Game Council. The council approved adding an October hunt next year, expanding the geographic area of the hunt starting this year and increasing the number...
  • Stand up for clean water

    Stand up for clean water
    Having been born in a fishing town in Maine and raised in Annapolis, one of the oldest ports on the Chesapeake Bay, I feel a strong connection to our nation's water and the things that live in it. Gov. Larry Hogan's recently proposed and loose regulations...
  • Groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

    Several environmental groups on Monday sued the Port of Seattle to prevent Royal Dutch Shell PLC from using Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. The Port of Seattle in early February signed a two-year lease with Foss...
  • In China, documentary film on air pollution quickly goes viral

    The hottest movie in China this weekend wasn’t “Fifty Shades of Grey” or Jackie Chan’s latest, “Dragon Blade.” Instead, a pointed and emotional environmental online documentary has swept the country by storm, putting...