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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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Snow, Rain to Move in This Evening

Snow, Rain to Move in This Evening

Snow and rain will move in after dark tonight, and some towns will see snow accumulation.

Hamilton Creators to Help Choose Wesleyan Scholarship Winner

Hamilton Creators to Help Choose Wesleyan Scholarship Winner

The creator and director of the Broadway hit "Hamilton" will serve as honorary chairs of a committee giving someone a shot at a four-year scholarship created in their honor to attend their alma mater in...

Meriden Home Condemned After SUV Crashes Into It

Meriden Home Condemned After SUV Crashes Into It

A driver and his female passenger have been taken to the hospital after an SUV crashed into a multifamily house in Meriden and residents have been displaced from the house, which officials have condemned.

Oakland Warehouse Manager Refuses to Answer Safety Questions

Oakland Warehouse Manager Refuses to Answer Safety Questions

The man who founded and ran the artists' collective at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland said he is grief stricken and "incredibly sorry" after the tragic fire that took his home and many of his friends. But

Third Man Charged in Death of Hofstra Grad Joey Comunale

Third Man Charged in Death of Hofstra Grad Joey Comunale

A third suspect has been charged in connection with the death of a missing Hofstra graduate from Stamford, Connecticut, who prosecutors say was stabbed 15 times in the chest in a luxury Manhattan apartment last...

HBO to Chronicle UConn Women's Season in New Series

HBO to Chronicle UConn Women's Season in New Series

The top ranked lady Huskies are getting their very own HBO series, UConn and the network announced Tuesday.