In concert with the directors of those three majors, we are developing a fall semester class that will focus on local issues and problems associated with climate change; during the following spring semester “practicum,” student teams will work with CLEAR faculty to provide on-the-ground assistance to towns by conducting vulnerability assessments and other studies, developing educational materials, or performing any number of other tasks.
Blogs will no doubt be flying off of Emily Wilson’s desk on these topics in future.
, a program focused on undergraduates from the Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Engineering majors.
The Water Team is a few months into a five-year effort to support the 121 towns covered under the newly enhanced “MS4” state stormwater regulation.
MS4 is a part of the Clean Water Act and stands for .
When these dates are used on perishable foods, such as dairy products, eggs or meat, fish or poultry, consumers might think that once the date is reached, it is time to toss to food in the garbage. First of all, keep in mind that none of these dates are required by Federal law. Because formula is basically the sole source of nutrition for infants up to a certain age, and the essential nutrients (vitamins, especially) can break down, so that the formula is no longer providing what the baby needs for healthy growth and development. Connecticut requires that dairy products including milk, cheese and raw milk, have a “sell by” or “last date of sale” label.
The purpose of these dates is to help consumers and retailers decide when food is of best quality—not necessarily safety. However, they are generally (if handled properly prior to eating), perfectly safe well past the sell by date on the container.
But, consider the same time frames for using up these foods once defrosted: use ground meat in 1-2 days, fish in 1-2 days, cold cuts in 3-5 days and dairy products within 3-7 dates after defrosting.
Other foods present little or no food safety issues, no matter how long they are kept. Chips, crackers, cereals and snack foods, especially if made from whole grains, can go stale and/or rancid over time.
Second, it’s getting a design facelift, not only to look pretty but also to be more mobile-friendly.
Third, in early 2017 CT ECO will be adding new high resolution statewide imagery (3-inch pixel resolution!!!
Some manufactures also use a closed dating code that is usually for the purposes of record keeping or tracking products in case of a recall.