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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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Elderly Woman Pulled From Car in Farmington Lake

Elderly Woman Pulled From Car in Farmington Lake

A couple of Good Samaritans rescued an elderly woman after she drove her car into a lake in Farmington on Saturday.

Man Wanted for Strangulation Captured in Delaware

Man Wanted for Strangulation Captured in Delaware

Police are searching for a man for strangulation in Cheshire.

Fugitive Expected to Fight Return to Georgia

Fugitive Expected to Fight Return to Georgia

A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison is expected to fight an attempt to return him to Georgia.

10,000th Syrian Refugee to Reach US This Week

10,000th Syrian Refugee to Reach US This Week

The U.S. ambassador to Jordan says Washington will reach its target Monday of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a yearlong resettlement program. The program emerged as an issue in the U.S.

Lifeguard Staffing Winds Down at State Parks

Lifeguard Staffing Winds Down at State Parks

Lifeguard staffing at Connecticut's state park beaches is beginning to wind down for the summer season.

Mom Says Woman Saved Son From Being Shot at NB Church

Mom Says Woman Saved Son From Being Shot at NB Church

Noelia Colon and her three children were attending bible study at the Arch Street Church Inglesia Cristiana El Sigue Siendo Dios, when shots were fired last Friday.