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Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

Rapid Melt of New Zealand Glaciers Ends Hikes

Rapid Melt of New Zealand Glaciers Ends Hikes

New Zealand is renowned for its wondrous scenery, and among the country's top tourist attractions are two glaciers that are both stunning and unusual because they snake down from the mountains to a temperate...

Monday, Apr 4, 2016

Florida Coastal Environments Are Collapsing

Florida Coastal Environments Are Collapsing

Central Florida's Indian River Lagoon, North Florida's Apalachicola Bay and a trio of coastal estuaries in South Florida are in the throes of ecosystem collapses that threaten sea grass, fisheries, recreation...

Monday, Mar 14, 2016

Extremely Rare Whales Make Big Showing

Extremely Rare Whales Make Big Showing

Cape Cod is seeing a lot more of some singularly welcome tourists: endangered right whales enticed by the fine dining possibilities of its plankton-rich bay. Experts tracking the majestic marine mammals...

Monday, Apr 4, 2016

2015 Was Hottest Year on Record by Far

2015 Was Hottest Year on Record by Far

Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record — it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was...

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Hamden Company Recycles Old Wood

Hamden Company Recycles Old Wood

The staff at Urban Miners in Westport plans to use poplar and other old wood to make sheds for Connecticut Land Trust, or to sell as architectural salvage.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Wasted Opportunity: Compost Collections Lag Behind Recycling

Wasted Opportunity: Compost Collections Lag Behind Recycling

When it comes to food, Americans are slow to compost and most scraps still end up in landfills. By one estimate, there are 300 composting programs in communities and at universities compared to 3,000 landfills.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

At Everglades, Obama Warns of Damage From Climate Neglect

At Everglades, Obama Warns of Damage From Climate Neglect

President Barack Obama looked out on the tall grasses of the Florida Everglades Wednesday and declared that the sweeping wetlands illustrate the dangers posed by climate change.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

From Space Food to Tiny Turbines: 3-D Printing Goes Green

From Space Food to Tiny Turbines: 3-D Printing Goes Green

As more 3-D printing companies look to bolster their environmental bona fides, some inventors are using the technology to develop green goods and services. Here's a look at four efforts to promote conservation...

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Clean Water Activist Swims NYC Superfund Site for Earth Day

Clean Water Activist Swims NYC Superfund Site for Earth Day

An environmental activist swam part of the highly polluted Gowanus Canal for Earth Day, covered from head to toe in protective gear that shielded his skin, mouth, eyes and ears from the notorious toxic muck...

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90 Percent by 2030

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90 Percent by 2030

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030.

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Rescuers Continue Search for Missing Plainville Hiker
Rescuers Continue Search for Missing Plainville Hiker

Rescuers continue to search for a missing Plainville man in the wooded areas off North Mountain Road in New Britain after he did not return home Saturday.

Transformer Failure Knocks Out Power in Southington
Transformer Failure Knocks Out Power in Southington

A transformer failure knocked out power to hundreds of residents in Southington Monday morning, according to Southington police.

East Windsor Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspect
East Windsor Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspect

East Windsor police are searching for a suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven at gunpoint overnight.

Suspect in Killing of 15-Year-Old in Hartford Due in Court
Suspect in Killing of 15-Year-Old in Hartford Due in Court

A juvnile suspect arrested in the shooting death of a 15-year-old in Hartford is due in court Monday.

Demise of Trump's Health Overhaul Opens Door for Democrats
Demise of Trump's Health Overhaul Opens Door for Democrats

President Donald Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama's health care law. Schumer said Sunday that Trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature achievement, warning that Trump was destined to "lose again" on other parts of his agenda if he remained beholden to conservative Republicans. Trump initially focused the blame for the failure on Democrats and predicted a dire future for the current law. But on Sunday he turned his criticism toward conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill.

Group Seeks to Toughen Sex Trafficking Penalties
Group Seeks to Toughen Sex Trafficking Penalties

A group working to combat sex trafficking in Connecticut is focusing this year on legislation that would toughen penalties for the buyers.