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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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No Verdict Yet for Dad Accused of Throwing Baby off Bridge

No Verdict Yet for Dad Accused of Throwing Baby off Bridge

The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a Middletown father accused of throwing his 7-month-old son off the Arrigoni Bridge in 2015.

Cross at Holy Land in Waterbury Vandalized

Cross at Holy Land in Waterbury Vandalized

The Holy Land cross in Waterbury, which stands high upon Pine Hill, has been vandalized and the graffiti is visible to people driving by on Interstate 84.

Nail Salon Employee Stabbed Co-Worker in New London: Police

Nail Salon Employee Stabbed Co-Worker in New London: Police

An employee of a New London nail salon was arrested on Tuesday, accused of stabbing a co-worker during a fight.

Millions Targeted for Possible Deportation Under Trump Rules

Millions Targeted for Possible Deportation Under Trump Rules

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration. Any immigrant who is in the country illegally and is charged or convicted of any offense, or even suspected of a crime, will now be an enforcement priority, according to Homeland Security Department memos signed by Secretary John Kelly. That could include people arrested for shoplifting or minor offenses — or simply having crossed the border illegally.

Crews Quickly Put Out Fire at Grant's in West Hartford

Crews Quickly Put Out Fire at Grant's in West Hartford

Crews worked quickly to put out a small fire at Grant's in West Hartford on Tuesday.

End of Week Warmth Will Rival Records

End of Week Warmth Will Rival Records

A push of mild air will settle into the region through the end of the week. High temperatures for Thursday and Friday could even break records.