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Dept. of Interior releases major report on the next Sandy

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

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

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]

Eight Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

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

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

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

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]

Milford’s Mayor Blake urging cooperation with parking & shoveling

A snow emergency has been declared in Milford. Mayor Benjamin Blake is urging all residents to please stay off public roads and limit travel. Off-street parking should be utilized wherever possible and Alternate Side of the Street Parking is now in effect and these conditions will continue until Friday at 5:00 p.m. Residents are responsible […] [Read More]
Categories: Government, Milford, weather