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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


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Public News Service - CT: Sustainable Agriculture

Animal waste from farms is a source of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. (Cgoodwin/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Manure happens, and a bill now in the state Senate could help turn it into a source of renewable energy on dairy farms in Connecticut. There are 111 registered dairy farms in the state. The so-called "Cow Power" bill would create pilot projects on three of those farms, using

PHOTO: Food Day is a national day to learn, eat and advocate for a healthy, more affordable and sustainable food system.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today is Food Day, a national day to learn, eat and advocate for a healthy, more affordable and sustainable food system – and as a way to grow more greenbacks for Connecticut. Every state is looking at new ways to increase its economic standing, says Cheryl Dunson, pr

HARTFORD, Conn. - Support for environmental issues is waning among members of the Connecticut General Assembly, according to a watchdog group's annual scorecard released Tuesday, but the downward trend is not enough to seriously undermine the state's record as an environmental leader. Lori Brown, e

OXFORD, Conn. - It's definitely winter in Connecticut, and the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) was just awarded a $37,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be used to promote winter food crops. This comes as winter farmers' markets and winter CS

HARTFORD, Conn. - Too many antibiotics being fed to livestock is a problem, even in Connecticut. That's according to opponents of the practice. They say that even as the government moves to regulate the routine use of antibiotics in animals raised for human consumption, the negative impacts on consu

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Environment Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly has approved a bill that would move beyond the state's success in addressing concerns about individual chemicals, such as bisphenol-A, which was banned last year from baby bottles and other plastic containers. The bill w

HARTFORD, Conn. - Fourteen major environmental organizations in Connecticut have joined with business and labor groups to press the General Assembly to create green jobs - without adding to the budget deficit. Connecticut is already a leader in programs to increase energy efficiency and renewable en

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