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Connecticut shoreline Sandy grants raise questions

Morris Cove in New Haven has been approved for nearly $2 million in federal Sandy funding to build a seawall where temporary Jersey barriers protect three houses now and for another seven houses beyond that. But not only is the project controversial, it will also be a race against the clock to meet the time limit on those funds.

NEW HAVEN - Nearly two years after storm Sandy sacked the Connecticut coast, federal funds for recovery are still being parceled out. But issues surrounding a couple of Connecticut shoreline grants raise questions about how the money is being allocated and whether it ever will be used. Continue Reading →

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More extreme rain for Connecticut, and no way to drain it

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Due to the ongoing use of badly outdated data, much of the drainage installed in Connecticut in the last several decades may be too small to handle the volume of water brought by an increase in the number and severity of storms being experienced in the Northeast. Continue Reading →

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Food waste recycling remains a tough task in Connecticut

All American Waste picks up food waste at curbside as part of a pilot project in Bridgewater.

A food waste recycling pilot program in Bridgewater is the latest effort to help Connecticut wrench itself off the 25 percent recycling rate it has been stuck on for years. But it's been slow going for such efforts, with many factors working against the initiative. Continue Reading →

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Can Connecticut keep its fuel cell edge?

Fuel Cell Energy headquartered in Danbury, powered up its first North American fuel cell power plant in Bridgeport in December 2013. But are projects like this enough to maintain Connecticut's edge as the world's fuel cell industry leader?

Connecticut's fuel cell industry is considered the best in the world. But extreme developments in the last several months are once again raising the question of whether the state still has its edge when it comes to the expanding global reach of the fuel cell business. Continue Reading →

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