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Saturday, Apr 23, 2016

Solar-Powered Plane Cruises From Hawaii to Calif. on Earth Day

Solar-Powered Plane Cruises From Hawaii to Calif. on Earth Day

A solar-powered plane on an around-the-world journey was about a third of the way to California early Friday after taking off from Hawaii, the project's mission control said. Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016

NYC Tries to Go Car-Free in Honor of Earth Day

NYC Tries to Go Car-Free in Honor of Earth Day

New Yorkers are being encouraged to go car-free for Earth Day. New York City officials hope commuters ditch their car keys and use a bike or mass transit to get around on Friday as part of Car Free Day. The...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016

175 Countries Sign Landmark Paris Deal on Climate Change

175 Countries Sign Landmark Paris Deal on Climate Change

The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

Solar Plane Departs From Hawaii With No Fuel

Solar Plane Departs From Hawaii With No Fuel

Two pilots are slowly carving their way into a new future of solar-powered flight as one embarks on the latest leg of their around-the-world journey in a plane powered only by the sun. After some uncertainty...

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

San Francisco 1st in US to Require Solar Panels on New Buildings

San Francisco 1st in US to Require Solar Panels on New Buildings

San Francisco has become the first major city in the country to require solar panels on new residential and commercial buildings of under 10 stories. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

California Has Nation's Dirtiest Air: Report

California Has Nation's Dirtiest Air: Report

Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
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By Jessica Glazer

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen: Guide to Pesticides in Produce

For many shoppers, trips to the grocery store come with the following dilemma:...View gallery

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Monday, Apr 18, 2016
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By Daniel Sircar

Eco-Friendly Gadgets for a Greener Lifestyle

Make your life a little greener with these eco-friendly gadgets that will help...View gallery

  • Solar Panels to Go: Brolar Sun-Powered USB Charger
  • Reduce Bottled Water Waste: Klean Canteen & SOMA Pitcher
  • Cook With the Sun: GoSun Sport Solar Cooker
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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By Patrick Smith, Daniel Sircar

5 Innovative Green Projects From Around the World

Earth Week is a good time to take stock of environmentally friendly advances...View gallery

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Monday, Apr 18, 2016

3 Tips for a Greener Tomorrow

3 Tips for a Greener Tomorrow

You can take three easy steps in your daily life to make tomorrow greener for everyone.

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New Haven Homeowner Shoots Alleged Burglar

New Haven Homeowner Shoots Alleged Burglar

A New Haven homeowner shot a 26-year-old man who was suspected of trying to break into his home on Pine Street in New Haven Monday morning, according to police.

MLK Worked Two Summers on Simsbury Tobacco Farm

MLK Worked Two Summers on Simsbury Tobacco Farm

Martin Luther King Jr. twice left the segregated South to work a teenager working on a Simsbury tobacco farm.

First Alert Issued for Freezing Rain, Sleet on Tuesday

First Alert Issued for Freezing Rain, Sleet on Tuesday

NBC Connecticut has issued a First Alert for Tuesday afternoon and night for northern Connectict because of the forecast for freezing rain and sleet.

Brady Reacts to Steelers' Social Post and Coach's Comments

Brady Reacts to Steelers' Social Post and Coach's Comments

So much for Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers keeping a low profile.

King's Daughter: Fight 'No Matter Who Is in White House'

King's Daughter: Fight 'No Matter Who Is in White House'

As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for...

Wife of Orlando Mass Shooting Gunman Arrested

Wife of Orlando Mass Shooting Gunman Arrested

The wife of Orlando mass shooting gunman Omar Mateen has been arrested in the San Francisco Bay Area, an FBI spokesman confirmed to NBC News. The New York Times first reported, citing a law enforcement...