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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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Elderly Woman Pulled From Car in Farmington Lake

Elderly Woman Pulled From Car in Farmington Lake

A couple of Good Samaritans rescued an elderly woman after she drove her car into a lake in Farmington on Saturday.

Teenager Shot and Killed in Bridgeport

Teenager Shot and Killed in Bridgeport

A 19-year-old has died after being shot in the head in Bridgeport Saturday afternoon.

Man Wanted for Strangulation Captured in Delaware

Man Wanted for Strangulation Captured in Delaware

Police are searching for a man for strangulation in Cheshire.

Friends, Colleagues to Remember Slain Mississippi Nuns

Friends, Colleagues to Remember Slain Mississippi Nuns

Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small...

Fugitive Expected to Fight Return to Georgia

Fugitive Expected to Fight Return to Georgia

A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison is expected to fight an attempt to return him to Georgia.

Lifeguard Staffing Winds Down at State Parks

Lifeguard Staffing Winds Down at State Parks

Lifeguard staffing at Connecticut's state park beaches is beginning to wind down for the summer season.