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Environmental Politics

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

    Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals
    Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy. Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms brought...
  • Politics as Usual

    A mud ball's gaseous odor As predicted by political insiders, state Treasurer Rob McCord was the first Democrat to run a TV attack ad against one of the other Democrats running for governor in the May 20 primary. It started Thursday. In the 30-second...
  • Judge strikes down Minnesota's anti-coal energy law

    MINNEAPOLIS A federal judge Friday struck down a landmark 2007 Minnesota law that bans new power generation from coal, saying it regulates business activities of out-of-state utilities in violation of the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause. U.S....
  • Oak Park residents will still have green energy option

    Oak Park residents will still have green energy option
    Conservation-minded Oak Park residents will have an option to purchase green energy at a slightly higher cost than the "brown energy" that will be supplied through a new village electricity deal. The village announced the green option this week as...
  • Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lowe's Home Centers, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. The Environmental Protection...