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Boy Scout Troop 3 to plant 40 trees Friday

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DERBY-The Valley Boy Scouts Troop 3 based in Derby intend to plant 40 trees–20 each in Derby and Shelton–as part of their Good Turn on Good Friday. The plantings are part of the Troop’s intention to plant 100 trees in celebration of their 100th anniversary this year. The trees range from four to six feet […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro applauds revised state plan for Federal Hurricane Sandy Funds

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We received this note from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) has applauded Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement that Connecticut homeowners will be prioritized in consideration for federal Hazard Mitigation grants. Earlier this month she sent Malloy a letter urging him to have the Connecticut Interagency Hazard Mitigation Committee reconsider their decision not […] [Read More]

Snow Removal in Ansonia

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ANSONIA-A day after clearing the downtown, DPW crews will take on the task of removing huge mounds of snow from intersections and streetson the city’s west side today. Mayor David Cassetti urged residents to park their cars in driveways or at least be prepared to move them on the street. The clean-up comes as weather […] [Read More]
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Dept. of Interior releases major report on the next Sandy

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We received this note from the Dept. of the Interior: The Department of the Interior (DOI) Strategic Sciences Group (SSG) was established in 2012 to provide the Department with a standing capacity to rapidly assemble teams of scientists to construct interdisciplinary scenarios of environmental crises affecting DOI resources, identify potential interventions to mitigate adverse impacts, […] [Read More]
The study centered on Massachusetts, but has implications throughout the Northeast.

Harvard study: Sprawl threatens forests, flora and fauna in New England

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From a press release: Petersham, MA – A groundbreaking study by Harvard University’s Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institution reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality, and limit the natural landscape’s ability to protect against climate change. […] [Read More]
Climate scientists have suggested that the Pliocene epoch might provide a glimpse of the planet’s future if humankind is unable to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

Yale: Hot Earth during the Pliocene caused in part by wildfires

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We received this note from Yale University: New Haven, Conn.— The release of volatile organic compounds from Earth’s forests and smoke from wildfires three million years ago had a far greater impact on global warming than ancient atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a new Yale study finds. The research provides evidence that dynamic atmospheric chemistry […] [Read More]
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Eight Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

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From a press release: MILWAUKEE — A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found that 7% started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian […] [Read More]
A mourning dove. Audubon Society photo

CAS: Keep Your Backyard Feeders Filled in Snowy Winter Weather

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We received this note from the Connecticut Audubon Society: As snow and ice continues to accumulate across the state, Connecticut Audubon Society appeals to all bird lovers to keep their backyard feeders filled with seeds and if possible their birdbaths open and filled with water. Connecticut has been hit by eight snowstorms this winter, including […] [Read More]

West Haven mayor declares a snow emergency

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We received this from West Haven Police Headquarters: A SNOW EMERGENCY has been declared for today February 13 at 6:00 am through Friday February 14 until 6:00 pm. Mayor Edward M. O’Brien has declared a Snow Emergency: No parking is in effect during the storm and for 36 hours after the storm ends. Also, there will […] [Read More]

City buildings closed in Milford

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake has closed all non-emergency city offices and facilities. “Due to continued snowfall and deteriorating road conditions, effective immediately, all City buildings will be closed to the public and will reopen tomorrow morning as normally scheduled,” the mayor announced. [Read More]