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Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Endangered Seals Start Journey Home After Rehab

Endangered Seals Start Journey Home After Rehab

A United States Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island Thursday carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals. The young monk...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

Dying Coral May Threaten Pacific Islanders' Food Supply

Dying Coral May Threaten Pacific Islanders' Food Supply

Dying coral reefs are cutting off Pacific islanders' food supply, say scientists. About 36 percent of the world's coral reefs are in such warm water they are under official death watch, and that could rise to 60 percent by July, according to NOAA.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

#DreamItGreenIt: 6 Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet

#DreamItGreenIt: 6 Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet

Saving the planet doesn’t have to include huge lifestyle changes or big purchases. This Earth Week, which begins April 17, think of small alterations you can make at home and your workplace that will have...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

Oyster Farmers in Maine Sound Alarm Over Climate Change

Oyster Farmers in Maine Sound Alarm Over Climate Change

A Maine oyster hatchery is sounding the alarm about climate change’s effect on the shellfish industry. Greenhouse gas emissions are making the ocean more acidic, which can interfere with the ability of...

Monday, Apr 18, 2016

#DreamItGreenItSweepstakes: Win Eco-Friendly Prizes

#DreamItGreenItSweepstakes: Win Eco-Friendly Prizes

Earth Week begins on April 17! This year, NBC celebrates all the ways we can create a more sustainable future and live greener lives. Whether it's using less paper, turning off all electronics before going to...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

Environmental Groups Sue US Over Pollution From Airliners

Environmental Groups Sue US Over Pollution From Airliners

A coalition of environmental groups sued U.S. regulators Tuesday over long-sought pollution standards for airliners and cargo planes. The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit...

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
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By Michelle Cabuag-Lim

Snowpack Brings Gushing Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park

Waterfalls in Yosemite National Park will likely reach peak flows through May.View gallery

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  • Waterfalls are gushing at full peak in National Park. April 13, 2016
  • Waterfalls are gushing at full peak in National Park.  April 13, 2016
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

Heavy Snowpack Brings Gushing Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park

Heavy Snowpack Brings Gushing Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park

Waterfalls in Yosemite National Park will likely reach peak flows between now and May. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that thunderstorms, showers and intense periods of rain on top of snow...

Friday, Apr 8, 2016

NASA: Global Warming Is Changing How Earth Wobbles

NASA: Global Warming Is Changing How Earth Wobbles

Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds. Melting ice sheets — especially in Greenland — are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016

Candidates and Climate: Where Presidential Hopefuls Stand

Candidates and Climate: Where Presidential Hopefuls Stand

In the heat of the presidential race, climate change has mostly received a cold shoulder from candidates. While as much as 70 percent of Americans believe that climate change is real and that humans are...

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Naugatuck Police Seek Missing 34-Year-Old Man
Naugatuck Police Seek Missing 34-Year-Old Man

Naugatuck police are trying to locate a missing 34-year-old man who was last heard from on Wednesday.

Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Still Pregnant, Calf Moves
Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Still Pregnant, Calf Moves

The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a live stream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well. Veterinarians with the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, outside Binghamton, said April's progression continues, but giraffes tend to hide signs of labor as a natural instinct, so they can't confirm active labor. That said, vets checked in on her twice overnight and "physical posturing and other activity observed would suggest we are close," the group wrote on Facebook Friday morning. Around 8:30 a.m., the live stream actually showed significant movement in April's belly as the long-necked beauty began to walk outside.

Ali, Davis Win Best Supporting Actor, Actress Oscars
Ali, Davis Win Best Supporting Actor, Actress Oscars

Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "La La Land"? Probably both. Sunday night's Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory. The three-hour-plus telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m. on ABC, is expected to resemble one very glitzy protest against President Donald Trump, whom award-winners — like Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes — have railed against throughout Hollywood's awards season.

CT DOT Truck Struck by SUV on I-95 in Bridgeport
CT DOT Truck Struck by SUV on I-95 in Bridgeport

Move over and slow down for emergency and construction vehicles. Connecticut state police are again spreading that message after a state Department of Transportation vehicle was struck by another vehicle while working in an active construction zone on Interstate 95 Sunday.

Route 10 in Granby Closed Ahead of 'Super Load' Transport
Route 10 in Granby Closed Ahead of 'Super Load' Transport

Route 10 in Granby will be closed Sunday night into early Monday morning while crews install a bridge shoring for a “super load” move.