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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.

Monday, Apr 18, 2016

Defender of Cambodia's Forests Wins Environmental Prize

Defender of Cambodia's Forests Wins Environmental Prize

The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is "just a game" and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades helping poor villagers fight...

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First Alert: Minor Flooding Possible Tuesday Night
First Alert: Minor Flooding Possible Tuesday Night

NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a 'First Alert' for minor flooding possible tomorrow night.

Lawyers Want Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction Dismissed
Lawyers Want Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction Dismissed

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Doctor Dead, Son Injured After Plane Crashes in Wallingford
Doctor Dead, Son Injured After Plane Crashes in Wallingford

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Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump
Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump

Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities. The administration just might eliminate...

Search Underway for Man Accused of Assaulting Woman in Windsor Locks
Search Underway for Man Accused of Assaulting Woman in Windsor Locks

A woman is in critical condition after she was attacked at work in Windsor Locks last Thursday and police are looking for the man who they say assaulted her.

Man Pulls 30 Ticks Off His Dog After West Hartford Run
Man Pulls 30 Ticks Off His Dog After West Hartford Run

After 30 minutes, Romer returned home to find his dog covered in ticks.