Apr 18, 2014

Ohio Geologists Link Seismic Activity to Fracking

Ohio Geologists Link Seismic Activity to Fracking

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the...

Apr 18, 2014

2.7 Million-Year-Old Soil Found Deep Beneath Greenland's Ice

2.7 Million-Year-Old Soil Found Deep Beneath Greenland's Ice

Buried thousands of feet under Summit, the highest point on Greenland's ice sheet, is a soil born before humans walked the earth. The 2.7-million-year-old silt is a remnant of the verdant tundra that covered...

Apr 22, 2014

Earth's Cousin: NASA Finds Planet That Can Sustain Life

Earth's Cousin: NASA Finds Planet That Can Sustain Life

Scientists have discovered a planet called Kepler-186f that is 490 light-years away and could sustain life, NASA said in a report this week.

Apr 17, 2014

Hollywood Heavyweights Aim Spotlight on Climate Change

Hollywood Heavyweights Aim Spotlight on Climate Change

As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary series.

Apr 17, 2014

How Deserts Can Help Fight Global Warming

How Deserts Can Help Fight Global Warming

The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows.

Apr 17, 2014

Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

International efforts to combat global warming are so broken that it's come to this: hoovering massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky. A body of scientists convened under the auspices of the...

Apr 15, 2014

NBC Connecticut 2014 Shred It Event

NBC Connecticut 2014 Shred It Event

Join NBC Connecticut and Comcast on Saturday, April 26 for our Shred It event at Westfarms Mall.

Apr 17, 2014

U.N. Climate Panel Says Emissions Rising

U.N. Climate Panel Says Emissions Rising

There is a disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is actually being done to attain them, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a new report Sunday.

Apr 19, 2014

NBC Connecticut 2014 Electronics Recycling Drive

NBC Connecticut 2014 Electronics Recycling Drive

You can get rid of your unwanted electronics during the event at United Bank in Bristol on April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Apr 24, 2013

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New battery packs could help return power to the electrical grid. KGW's Keely Chalmers reports.

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Fight Prompts Massive Police Response in Meriden

Fight Prompts Massive Police Response in Meriden

A fight between two men in Meriden sparked a massive police response Monday afternoon, drawing state police troopers and K-9 officers to the area and prompting authorities to block off streets, according...

Wesleyan Fraternity Loses Housing Over Drug Investigation

Wesleyan Fraternity Loses Housing Over Drug Investigation

A Wesleyan University fraternity placed on probation and slapped with a sexual assault lawsuit in December has lost its housing privileges over allegations of illegal drug use.

Woman Accused of Hiring Hit Man to Kill Ex Gets Probation

Woman Accused of Hiring Hit Man to Kill Ex Gets Probation

A woman charged with hiring a hit man to kill her ex-husband during a child custody dispute in Connecticut has been sentenced to five years of probation in a plea deal.

Former Hartford Cop Arrested Last Week Faces More Charges

Former Hartford Cop Arrested Last Week Faces More Charges

A former Hartford police officer arrested twice last week is facing new charges after boating-related incidents over the weekend.

'This Is the Right Thing to Do': Obama Details Climate Plan

'This Is the Right Thing to Do': Obama Details Climate Plan

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future...

Proposals Would Give $1.5M to Families of Newtown Victims

Proposals Would Give $1.5M to Families of Newtown Victims

The families of more than a dozen victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.