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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...

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...

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 Teen Arrested After Armed Carjacking in Newington
Teen Arrested After Armed Carjacking in Newington

A 17-year-old Hartford boy accused of an armed carjacking outside a Newington school Sunday afternoon was arrested after a police chase into Hartford that ended in a crash. Police are looking for another person...

Road Closed in Suffield After Tree Brings Down Power Lines
Road Closed in Suffield After Tree Brings Down Power Lines

North Stone Street in Suffield is closed after branches came down and brought power lines with them.

Warmer Weather by Midweek
Warmer Weather by Midweek

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Ellington High School Student Killed in Plainville Crash
Ellington High School Student Killed in Plainville Crash

Grief counselors were available at Ellington High School Monday after a 17-year-old student was killed in a car crash in Plainville over the weekend.

GOP Health Care Bill Still a Mystery Before Planned Vote
GOP Health Care Bill Still a Mystery Before Planned Vote

The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply...

'Supporting Our Schools' Supply Drive and How You Can Help
'Supporting Our Schools' Supply Drive and How You Can Help

NBC Connecticut, together with Travelers and Hoffman Auto Group are joining forces for the 2017 Supporting Our Schools drive. All proceeds will benefit students and schools affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs...