Apr 22, 2015

Hamden Company Recycles Old Wood

Hamden Company Recycles Old Wood

The staff at Urban Miners in Westport plans to use poplar and other old wood to make sheds for Connecticut Land Trust, or to sell as architectural salvage.

Apr 22, 2015

Wasted Opportunity: Compost Collections Lag Behind Recycling

Wasted Opportunity: Compost Collections Lag Behind Recycling

When it comes to food, Americans are slow to compost and most scraps still end up in landfills. By one estimate, there are 300 composting programs in communities and at universities compared to 3,000 landfills.

Apr 22, 2015

At Everglades, Obama Warns of Damage From Climate Neglect

At Everglades, Obama Warns of Damage From Climate Neglect

President Barack Obama looked out on the tall grasses of the Florida Everglades Wednesday and declared that the sweeping wetlands illustrate the dangers posed by climate change.

Apr 22, 2015

From Space Food to Tiny Turbines: 3-D Printing Goes Green

From Space Food to Tiny Turbines: 3-D Printing Goes Green

As more 3-D printing companies look to bolster their environmental bona fides, some inventors are using the technology to develop green goods and services. Here's a look at four efforts to promote conservation...

Apr 22, 2015

Clean Water Activist Swims NYC Superfund Site for Earth Day

Clean Water Activist Swims NYC Superfund Site for Earth Day

An environmental activist swam part of the highly polluted Gowanus Canal for Earth Day, covered from head to toe in protective gear that shielded his skin, mouth, eyes and ears from the notorious toxic muck...

Apr 22, 2015

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90 Percent by 2030

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90 Percent by 2030

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030.

Apr 23, 2015

#NoFoodWasted: 3 Recipes You Can Make With Leftovers

#NoFoodWasted: 3 Recipes You Can Make With Leftovers

When was the last time you ate everything off your dinner plate? For Earth Day this year, take a closer look at what you eat – and what you have left over – to help preserve the environment.

Apr 21, 2015

New Frog Species Resembles Kermit the Frog

New Frog Species Resembles Kermit the Frog

The frog, found in Costa Rica, has translucent skin and eyes that many people say resemble those of the world's most famous frog.

Apr 21, 2015

Bird Flu Redux: Scourge Wiping Out Millions of Chickens

Bird Flu Redux: Scourge Wiping Out Millions of Chickens

Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in...

Apr 22, 2015

Students Push for Fossil-Fuel Divestment, With Mixed Results

Students Push for Fossil-Fuel Divestment, With Mixed Results

Students and alumni at hundreds of colleges nationwide are urging their administrations to stop investing millions in endowment funds in coal, oil and gas. But after months of demonstrations, sit-ins and...

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Rock Cats Win Last Home Game in New Britain

Rock Cats Win Last Home Game in New Britain

The city of New Britain is saying goodbye to the Rock Cats as the team had its last home game in the city Sunday afternoon.

Home Invaders Impersonate Cops, Break Into Wrong Home: PD

Home Invaders Impersonate Cops, Break Into Wrong Home: PD

Five men burst into a female's home impersonating Hartford police officers and robbed her cellphone at gunpoint Saturday night, police said.

LifeStar Responding to Chester After Cyclist Is Struck

LifeStar Responding to Chester After Cyclist Is Struck

LifeStar is responding to Chester after a cyclist was struck in an accident.

Resident Escapes Bedroom Fire

Resident Escapes Bedroom Fire

A fire broke out in a bedroom at a Ledyard home overnight and a smoke alarm may have saved the resident home at the time.

Sanders, Trump Surge in New Iowa Poll

Sanders, Trump Surge in New Iowa Poll

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump — the two biggest anti-establishment candidates in the Democratic and Republican presidential primary fields, respectively — have seen their support...

Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel Has Died

Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel Has Died

Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died .