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New England states sue EPA over ozone petition

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut and its five fellow New England states have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its leader to force action on a previously filed petition that sought to apply...

Children’s Museum future relies on $25M fundraising effort

Matt Pilon |

After nearly 60 years in a West Hartford building with mounting maintenance expenses and an uncertain lease, leaders of the Children's Museum say they will need to raise about $25 million over the...

Greener Garments: CT pushes for 'wet-cleaning' adoption

Matt Pilon |

When Philip Cote was running West Hartford's French Cleaners with his father-in-law Michael “Mickey” Gassner in the late 1980s, he remembers Gassner getting dizzy after mopping up a...

Report: Nuclear power key to curbing CO2 emissions

Greg Bordonaro |

Nuclear energy plants in the United States collectively prevent more than 531 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, according to a new study by a Washington D.C.-based environmental...

CT inches up in energy-efficiency ranking

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut ranks fifth in the nation for its energy-efficiency policies, according to the latest annual assessment from a Washington, D.C. nonprofit.

Audit slams DEEP's unqualified hazardous-spills supervisor

Patricia Daddona |

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) allowed a hazardous spills response supervisor to stay on the job without a six-month review despite being “incapable”...

CT delegation takes aim at Pa. coal plant

Matt Pilon |

All seven members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation urged the Environmental Protection Agency this week to force a Pennsylvania coal plant to reduce air pollution that wafts towards...

Report: Marijuana cultivators are chronic power users

Matt Pilon |

A recent white paper from clean-energy research provider EQ Research recommends that state regulators and utilities work together on ways to lower power consumption at marijuana growing facilities.

Water companies, public systems urging water conservation

Patricia Daddona |

Two water companies and six public water systems are continuing to urge voluntary water conservation, complying with a notice originally issued June 27 by the Connecticut Interagency Drought...

UTC, National Geographic partner on sustainable urban cities initiative

Patricia Daddona |

This October, Farmington’s United Technologies Corp. and National Geographic will present “Urban Expeditions,” a multimedia series exploring sustainability in global cities.

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