RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

A collection of news and information related to Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection published by this site and its partners.

Top Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Articles

Displaying items 1-12
  • EPA nominee a champion for public health

    EPA nominee a champion for public health
    On Thursday, the U.S. Senate will hold a confirmation hearing on Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Over her decades of public service, Ms. McCarthy has demonstrated a strong commitment to...
  • Celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day This Sunday

    Celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day This Sunday
    Sunday marks the 10th annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. Fourteen lush and floral outdoor spots count themselves as members, and quite a few of them fall in our neck of the woods. Contact each site directly for more info about any special events...
  • Update on State Rep. Terry Backer Case: Fined for Ethics Violation

    Update on State Rep. Terry Backer Case: Fined for Ethics Violation
    Here’s an update on a story we did a couple of years ago about an apparent conflict of interest involving a state legislator and his influence over an agency that directed hundreds of thousands of dollars to a non-profit he operated. The...
  • Closeup On Old Furnace State Park

    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: The name refers to an old iron smelter which once stood on the site, which is in the Danielson section of Killingly. In colonial times, the furnace was built to reduce local ore into iron for agricultural equipment and machinery....
  • An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach

    An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach
    Underscoring the wisdom of the old adage “Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” consider the strange three-year stewardship of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield Beach by Beacon Preservation, a nonprofit environmental...
  • Are The Drugs We Take Ending Up In Our Rivers?

    Are The Drugs We Take Ending Up In Our Rivers?
    Drugs — legal and illegal, prescribed and over-the-counter — are so plentiful in modern life that we may be literally, and figuratively, swimming in them. Nearly 4 billion prescriptions are filled each year in the U.S. and another 3.5...
  • Mountain Lion Spotted Roaming School Grounds In Connecticut

    Mountain Lion Spotted Roaming School Grounds In Connecticut
    The large cat seen roaming the grounds of a private school in north Greenwich is likely a mountain lion, officials with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday. "Although there is no population of mountain lions in the...
  • Getting Out And Letterboxing

    Getting Out And Letterboxing
    Want to get your kids off the couch, away from the video games for a few hours? Try Letterboxing, a Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection program designed to get families moving and learning about the environment. "It's definitely a...
  • Officials Warned Repeatedly of Possible Chimp Attack

    Officials Warned Repeatedly of Possible Chimp Attack
    A report from the Associated Press says officials at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection were warned numerous times more than three years ago about the potential dangers of that chimpanzee, who attacked and seriously injured a local...
  • Chemical Spill In Vernon

    Emergency crews responded to a chemical spill at the Amerbelle facility in the Rockville section of Vernon, Monday morning. Vernon police confirmed they were on the scene of the incident. Crews from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,...
  • Martin Luther King Day Celebrations

    Connecticut's MLK Day celebration  Jan. 19 at the state Capitol. A reception will be held at 10 a.m. in the Capitol's Judiciary Room, where Norma Rodriguez-Reyes, publisher of La Voz Hispana Spanish-language weekly, will be the guest speaker.  Along...
  • Fire damages buildings near resort

    UPDATE The Connecticut State Police has made a preliminary determination that the fire was the result of arson. ---- Fire officials are investigating the cause of a structure fire in East Haddam near the former Frank Davis Sunrise Resort. At 1:...