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  • Watchdog Group Calls For State Invasive Species Strategy

    Watchdog Group Calls For State Invasive Species Strategy
    HARTFORD — The biggest ecological threat to Connecticut's native habitats comes from invasive species of plants and animals, and the state already has a plan for dealing with alien creatures that infest our lakes, ponds, streams and rivers. The...
  • Manchester Directors Award Funds For Farm Purchase

    Manchester Directors Award Funds For Farm Purchase
    MANCHESTER — The board of directors on Tuesday helped close a funding gap in the local land trust's pending purchase of a 63-acre farm in the town's southwestern corner. The board voted unanimously to appropriate $98,000, the remaining money in...
  • Obama administration sets new limits for methane emissions

    The Obama administration set a goal Wednesday of cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by nearly half in the next 10 years with a proposal targeting new wells. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will propose rules this...
  • 5 things to know about Obama's plans to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas production

    The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying to rein in heat-trapping methane gas that escapes from oil and gas fields. The plan relies on voluntary steps and new rules to reduce leaks from...
  • Cabinet approves purchase of land for conservation

    Cabinet approves purchase of land for conservation
    A pair of land purchases approved Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet were hailed by conservationists as a sign that a pulse is returning to the Florida Forever conservation program. The Cabinet unanimously agreed to spend $3.15 million to...
  • Activists choose broad path to preserve Berryessa-Snow Mountain area

     Activists choose broad path to preserve Berryessa-Snow Mountain area
    Nature has no rival when it comes to patience. It took millions of years for the gnashing of tectonic plates to form the magnificent riot of rocks that is home to the unspoiled rivers and rolling oak woodlands of California's inner Coast Range. For a...
  • Land Trust Continuing To Improve The Cheney Rail Trail

    The Manchester Land Conservation Trust continues to make improvements to the 1-mile portion of the historic Cheney Rail Trail that it owns. The most recent change came in November, when the group used a grant from the Manchester Road Race committee to...
  • Lots of cooks in Amendment 1 conservation kitchen

    Lots of cooks in Amendment 1 conservation kitchen
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes. But dividing $757.7 million next year between...
  • Gov. Brown's renewable energy plan could boost solar, wind industries

    Gov. Brown's renewable energy plan could boost solar, wind industries
    Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal this week to significantly boost the amount of energy California derives from renewable sources could reinvigorate the state's utility-scale solar and wind industries, as well as launch another land rush in the Mojave Desert....
  • 5-year water, land plan possible

    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers might lay out future water and land preservation efforts in a five-year plan updated annually, similar to how transportation projects are prioritized. The proposal will go before lawmakers during committee weeks leading up to the...
  • Shuster: no hike for gas tax

    The western Pennsylvania congressman who chairs the House Transportation Committee is drawing a line in the sand for the next round of negotiations on a highway funding bill: no hike for the gasoline tax.  In an interview with the Associated Press, Rep....