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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Possible Meth Lab Found in Van Outside McDonald's

Possible Meth Lab Found in Van Outside McDonald's

State police are investigating to determine whether a van stopped in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in Vernon may have been a mobile meth lab.

Route 6 Closed in Bristol Thursday Night Due to Crash

Route 6 Closed in Bristol Thursday Night Due to Crash

Route 6 was closed Thursday night in Bristol between Federal Road and West Street while authorities investigated a crash, according to police.

Mostly Dry Weekend, But Scattered Showers Possible July 4th

Mostly Dry Weekend, But Scattered Showers Possible July 4th

We're expecting mostly dry weather over the holiday weekend with the potential for some scattered showers on the Fourth of July.

Police On the Lookout for Illegal Fireworks in Connecticut

Police On the Lookout for Illegal Fireworks in Connecticut

As the holiday weekend rolls around, police around the state are on the lookout for people buying and selling illegal fireworks.

Metro-North Bridge Could Pose Problems Through Holiday Weekend

Metro-North Bridge Could Pose Problems Through Holiday Weekend

Metro-North has had its share of problems in recent times, the latest of which – Milford's Devon Bridge – could pose a problem for commuters traveling between Connecticut and New York this holiday weekend.

Man Found in Watertown Well Was Likely Dead for Days: Cops

Man Found in Watertown Well Was Likely Dead for Days: Cops

A middle-aged man whose brother found him dead in a well at his home in Watertown on Thursday may have been there for days, according to police.