Apr 6, 2013

Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaking Radioactive Water

Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaking Radioactive Water

A storage tank at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant has possibly leaked up to 120 tons of radioactive water, according to Reuters.

Apr 5, 2013

Sea Lion Pup Strandings to Be Investigated

Sea Lion Pup Strandings to Be Investigated

With nearly 1,100 sea lions found ill and stranded on Southern California beaches this year, rehabilitation facilities are full and newly sick marine mammals must be treated on the sand, a federal scientist said...

Mar 8, 2013

Chinese Businessman Offers Environmental Official $32,000 to Swim in Polluted River

Chinese Businessman Offers Environmental Official $32,000 to Swim in Polluted River

Entrepreneur Jin Zengmin wants to bring attention to environmental concerns in China's eastern province.

Mar 8, 2013

NYC Mayor Wants to Ban Styrofoam

NYC Mayor Wants to Ban Styrofoam

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to propose a ban on Styrofoam, the substance commonly used for take-out food containers that is nearly impossible to recycle. The mayor — who has already...

Mar 8, 2013

Hockey's Next Threat: Climate Change

Hockey's Next Threat: Climate Change

The first puck of the 2013 NHL season finally drops Saturday after a 113-day labor dispute wiped out 510 games -- nearly half the entire season. But now that labor peace has been restored, something a...

Apr 26, 2012

UConn Gets New Fuel Cell

UConn Gets New Fuel Cell

The new fuel cell unit will cut the university's carbon output equivalent to removing 110 cars from the road each year.

Apr 18, 2012

Poll: Most in U.S. Tie Extreme Weather to Global Warming

Poll: Most in U.S. Tie Extreme Weather to Global Warming

Although most Americans once regarded climate change as "an issue about polar bears or maybe Bangladesh," a new survey suggests that attitudes are evolving, The New York Times reported.

Apr 17, 2012

Despite The Odds, Some Himalayan Glaciers Gaining Mass

Despite The Odds, Some Himalayan Glaciers Gaining Mass

Bucking the global trend of glacial decline, some glaciers in the Himalayas mountain range have gained a small amount of mass between 1999 and 2008, according to new research.

Apr 17, 2012

56 U.S. Coral Species Face Extinction

56 U.S. Coral Species Face Extinction

More than half of 82 species of coral being reviewed for inclusion under the Endangered Species Act "more likely than not" would go extinct by 2100 if climate policies and technologies aren't...

Apr 16, 2012

Gene Tweaking Could Revive Long-Gone Chestnut Tree

Gene Tweaking Could Revive Long-Gone Chestnut Tree

The American chestnut could get a new lease on life a century after a fungus killed it off, now that scientists have developed a genetically hardier version of the iconic tree.

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 Bank Robbery Suspect Kills Himself: Cops

Bank Robbery Suspect Kills Himself: Cops

A suspect in a Southington bank robbery has taken his life, police said.

DEEP Worker Falls 20 Feet in Hartland, Life Star En Route

DEEP Worker Falls 20 Feet in Hartland, Life Star En Route

Life Star is on its way to Howells Pond in Hartland after a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) worker fell in the area Tuesday morning, according to Litchfield County Dispatch

Foran Students Sent Home Due to AC Problem

Foran Students Sent Home Due to AC Problem

School officials sent Foran High School students home early Tuesday due to an air conditioning malfunction.

Man Tries to Sexually Assault Girl, 9, and Boy, 15: Cops

Man Tries to Sexually Assault Girl, 9, and Boy, 15: Cops

A man tried to force a 9-year-old girl to perform a sexual act on him in New London on Monday, then attempted to sexually assault a 15-year-old boy who intervened when the girl escaped to her home, police said.

Mahan School in Norwich Evacuated Over Fire

Mahan School in Norwich Evacuated Over Fire

Mahan Elementary School in Norwich has been evacuated because of a fire in the office area of the building, according to the superintendent’s office.

 Part of Route 202 in Torrington Closed After Serious Crash

Part of Route 202 in Torrington Closed After Serious Crash

Part of Route 202 in Torrington is closed between Center and Maud streets after a serious crash this afternoon, according to Torrington police.