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  • Commentary: Residential conservation alone will not solve drought

    The state of California is entering its fourth year of severe drought. On March 17 the State Water Resources Control Board adopted and expanded emergency regulations to safeguard the state's remaining water supplies. Since the water conservation...
  • Community activists pedaling with a purpose

    Community activists pedaling with a purpose
    In September, with tensions high surrounding the police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., avid cyclists Oboi Reed and Jamal Julien crossed paths with a Chicago police lieutenant at a local coffee shop. Reed and Julien, co-founders of...
  • California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers

    California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers
    During the last major drought in the early 1990s, Irvine pioneered a different approach for calculating water bills for customers. The city's water agency allocated each customer a certain amount of water and then charged higher rates to those who...
  • What CT Has Is History — Don't Neglect It

    What CT Has Is History — Don't Neglect It
    When budgets are stretched thin, as Connecticut's surely is, lawmakers will point their pencils at expenses they view as marginal. This year that includes historic preservation. Most funds from the Community Investment Act, which are supposed to be...
  • Planning for Westminster's future [Letter]

    Editor: The Westminster City elections will take place on May 12 and as city residents head to the polls the election should focus on issues that will help plan for Westminster’s future. There are three long-term issues that will assist the city...
  • EatingWell: Choose, and clean, your water bottle carefully

    Recently, Concord, Mass., became the first U.S. town to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles. There are plenty of reasons why more than 28 universities and other communities have enacted similar bans. By switching to a tap-filled reusable...
  • New grant opportunity for land owners

    New grant opportunity for land owners
    KEYMAR — Land owners who would like to install and maintain conservation projects, like riparian buffers, have a new funding opportunity through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. U.S....
  • State set to drain Black Oak Bayou to expand waterfowl habitat

    State set to drain Black Oak Bayou to expand waterfowl habitat
    Plans to partially drain LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area's 240-acre Black Oak Bayou and convert it into a resting ground for waterfowl could be a boon for duck hunters, but the idea doesn't sit well with anglers and some local conservationists. Noting that...
  • Yanking State Conservation Money Now Is Foolhardy

    Connecticut was once a pioneer in land conservation. No more. Indeed, regional New England conservation initiatives such as the Wildlands and Woodlands effort pay very little attention to Connecticut, presumably because we have been written off as a...
  • Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone

    Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone
    Bird watchers know where sea ducks like the surf scoter breed — across Canada and Alaska — and where they spend their winters — along the U.S. coasts, in bodies of water like the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Where they go in between...
  • Consumer Reports: How to have a low-impact (but still lush) landscape

    Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? That might not be such a bad thing, Consumer Reports says, now that the best yard on the block probably isn't the one pumped full of chemicals and water. "After World War II, a uniform, emerald-green...