EPA seeks to label parts of CT with ‘severe’ noncompliance of federal air quality standards due to smog

John Moritz April 14, 2022. Updated: April 14, 2022 6:54 p.m (nhregister.com April 14, 2022) Federal regulators are seeking to declare that a wide swath of southwestern Connecticut is in “severe” noncompliance with limits on smog-forming ozone after more than a decade of unsuccessful efforts to control air pollution in the tristate area. Read full article …

Neighbors gauge concern about impending Tweed-New Haven Airport expansion at meeting

by: Jon Rosen, Jayne Chacko Posted: Mar 29, 2022 / 10:57 AM EDT Updated: Mar 30, 2022 / 10:43 AM EDT (wtnh.com March 29,2022) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A group of vocal neighbors in East Haven and New Haven held a public meeting at the Hagaman Memorial Library Tuesday night about the impending Tweed-New Haven Airport expansion. Full …

Public forum to be held to discuss Tweed expansion

By Mike Agogliati and Roger Susanin Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 6:05 AM EDT|. Updated: Mar. 29, 2022 at 10:52 PM EDT (wfsb.com March 29, 2022) EAST HAVEN , CT (WFSB) – People who are united against proposals to expand Tweed New Haven airport plan to take part in a public forum. Opponents of the Tweed expansion plan argue that …

4 Ways that Noise Pollution Can Impact Wildlife (and 4 Ways to Help)

By Sienna Malik April 15, 2021 (wildlifehc.org April 15,2021) If you’ve ever tried to get work done to the soundtrack of a lawnmower or rattling air vent, then you know that background noise can hamper everyday activities. Humans, however, aren’t the only ones impacted by noise (defined as unwanted and/or harmful sound). Since many animals rely on their sense of sound for survival, they are particularly vulnerable to the problems that noise pollution …

Planes four times as likely to hit birds during migrations

By Pat Leonard |. August 19, 2021 (news.cornell.edu August 19, 2021) The risk of airplanes colliding with birds jumps by as much as 400% during periods of migration, according to new research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and partners, who have been looking for patterns in bird-strike data from three New York City-area airports. Read Full …

Jet fuel is bad for the environment. Contrails are even worse.

Feb 28, 2022. Jason Markusoff (macleans.ca St. Joseph Communications 2022) The fact that airplanes are climate-­damaging fuel hogs—aviation accounts for two per cent of human-caused climate change—has been obvious to the travelling public for some time. What’s becoming increasingly clear, though, is that spending even more jet fuel may be necessary to deal with the …

Tweed New Haven opponents hold forum on concerns about airport, expansion

Christine DeRosa. March 30, 2022 (nhregister.com March 30,2021) EAST HAVEN — Neighbors and opponents of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport again voiced their concerns and frustrations over the airport and its expansion plans, this time at their own forum Tuesday night. Read Full Article here

East Haven mayor says Tweed airport expansion a ‘burden’ he can’t support

Christine DeRosa. March 31, 2022 (nhregister.com March 31,2022) EAST HAVEN — Mayor Joseph Carfora took a firm stance against Tweed New Haven Airport’s proposed expansion Wednesday night, comparing what he called a “limited economic benefit” the town might see to the “burden” it would bring. Read Full Article here

Tweed Expansion Hits East Haven Turbulence

by THOMAS BREEN | Mar 31, 2022 5:50 pm (32) Comments | Post a Comment | E-mail the Author Posted to: Morris Cove, Transportation (newhavenindependent.org March 31, 2022) Tweed New Haven Airport’s smooth-gliding expansion plans hit some political turbulence, as East Haven Mayor Joseph Carfora announced that, ​“at this time,” he is opposed to the construction of a new terminal in his town. Read Full Article …

Yale working to reduce high childhood asthma rates in New Haven

by: Lisa Carberg Posted: Mar 24, 2022 / 01:16 PM EDT Updated: Mar 24, 2022 / 08:03 PM EDT (wtnh.com March 24, 2022) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Spring may be a welcome season for many, but for children with asthma, the pollen that comes with it can mean difficulty breathing. It is something Yale researchers are studying as …