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Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

Warming May Be Worse Than Experts Think: Study

Warming May Be Worse Than Experts Think: Study

Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree Fahrenheit how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests. It all comes down to clouds and how much...

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

UN: Over 130 Countries Will Sign Climate Agreement April 22

UN: Over 130 Countries Will Sign Climate Agreement April 22

The U.N. says a record number of more than 130 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at an April 22 ceremony at U.N. headquarters. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting...

Monday, Apr 18, 2016

Skies of Lettuce: Rooftop Greenhouses Sprout in Big Cities

Skies of Lettuce: Rooftop Greenhouses Sprout in Big Cities

Viraj Puri didn’t have much of a green thumb seven years ago. Now he runs a company that produces 20 million heads of lettuce a year. Puri is the co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, a company that grows basil,...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
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By Elizabeth Arakelian

PHOTOS: Look Inside Rooftop Greenhouses

You have to look up to find lettuce grown by urban farming company Gotham Greens....View gallery

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  • Gotham Greens Founders_Credit Mark Weinberg for Gotham Greens
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Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

Largest Rooftop Greenhouse in World Is in Chicago

Largest Rooftop Greenhouse in World Is in Chicago

A New York company called Gotham Greens has built what its owners claim is the largest rooftop greenhouse in the world on Chicago's far South Side.

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Federal Report Says Global Warming Making US Sick

Federal Report Says Global Warming Making US Sick

Man-made global warming is making America sicker, and it's only going to get worse, according to a new federal government report. The 332-page report issued Monday by the Obama administration said global warming...

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

WATCH: Gray Whale Puts on Show in Southern Calif.

WATCH: Gray Whale Puts on Show in Southern Calif.

A Pacific gray whale put on a show at Southern California's Redondo Beach, popping its huge head out of the waves and rolling around in the surf. The Daily Breeze newspaper recorded video Wednesday as...

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

Calls for Change in Battling Cigarette Butt Litter

Calls for Change in Battling Cigarette Butt Litter

Cigarette butts are not normally given top billing in discussions about tobacco-related problems. But they should be, environmental experts say. The USDA estimates that about 360 billion cigarettes are consumed...

Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Human Induced Earthquakes Across US Raise Chances of Damaging Tremors

Human Induced Earthquakes Across US Raise Chances of Damaging Tremors

Around 7 million people live in places vulnerable to man-made tremors, according to a first ever report from the U.S. Geological Survey on the hazards of human-induced quakes. For the first time, the United...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016

Zuckerberg Runs Through Toxic Air in Beijing

Zuckerberg Runs Through Toxic Air in Beijing

A photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging Friday morning in downtown Beijing's choking smog has prompted a torrent of amusing comments and some mockery on Chinese social media. Zuckerberg is...

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State Police Identify Man Killed by Tree in Canterbury
State Police Identify Man Killed by Tree in Canterbury

One person was killed after being trapped under a tree that fell during tree work in Canterbury Saturday.

Toddler Hit by Car in Killingly
Toddler Hit by Car in Killingly

Emergency crews responded to a home on Ledge Road in the Dayville section of Killingly Saturday.

UConn Advances to Regional Final with 86-71 Win Over UCLA
UConn Advances to Regional Final with 86-71 Win Over UCLA

Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 14 rebounds to help UConn beat UCLA 86-71 on Saturday, putting the Huskies in the Bridgeport Regional final.

Suspect Arrested in Killing of 15-Year-Old in Hartford
Suspect Arrested in Killing of 15-Year-Old in Hartford

An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 15-year-old who was found in a Hartford apartment on St. Patrick's Day.

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades
Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace the Obama-era health law known as the Affordable Care Act would not have taken full effect for a few years anyway — and now it's dead. "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future," House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday. That means millions of Americans will have to navigate a current federal health care system that, while not "imploding" as President Donald J. Trump has said, is at least in flux.

Arrests, Clashes at 'Make America Great Again' Rallies
Arrests, Clashes at 'Make America Great Again' Rallies

Thousands gathered Saturday in cities and towns across the U.S. for planned events in support of President Donald Trump. Most of the events also drew smaller crowds of anti-Trump demonstrators, which resulted in some arrests and altercations. An event in Orange County in Southern California drew around 2,000 people and resulted in 6 arrests, police said, and 3 more were arrested at a rally near Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In Philadelphia, police stopped marchers short of their intended destination to avoid potential clashes with anti-Trump demonstrators. Events in Boston and on the Jersey Shore also drew crowds in support of, and against, the president.