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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...
  • 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,...
  • U.S. judge restores protections to Great Lakes wolves

    A federal judge on Friday restored U.S. Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes in a decision hailed by wildlife advocates for halting wolf hunting and trapping planned in such states as Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S....
  • Judge strikes down government's decision to remove gray wolves from endangered species list

    MILWAUKEE A federal judge on Friday struck down the federal government's decision to remove gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan from the endangered species list. The decision immediately restores all protections to the wolves in Wisconsin,...
  • $5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Bald Eagle In Rocky Hill

    $5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Bald Eagle In Rocky Hill
    ROCKY HILL — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever may have shot and killed a bald eagle earlier this month. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported that...
  • Coal ash is not hazardous waste under U.S. agency rules

    In a disappointment to environmentalists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued rules on Friday labeling coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production containing toxic materials such as arsenic and lead, as non-hazardous waste. The...
  • EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste

    Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity....