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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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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Part of State Saturday
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Part of State Saturday

Some thunderstorms will move through the state Saturday night and a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Litchfield County. The NBC Connecticut meteorologists said some areas could see gusty winds and heavy rain. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued until 9 p.m. for Litchfield County. Saturday will be cloudy and humid with highs in the low 60s inland and upper 50s along the shoreline. A line of showers will move into the western part of the state between 6 and 7 p.m. and last until between 9 to 10 p.m. as they move from west to east. [[273570711, C, 1200, 675]] After the storms come a drop in temperature, with lows in the 30s. Sunday will be much cooler, with highs in the low to middle 40s.

One Dead, One in Custody After Hartford Crash
One Dead, One in Custody After Hartford Crash

One person is dead and another in custody after a crash in Hartford early Saturday morning.

East Windsor Signs Development Agreement for New Casino
East Windsor Signs Development Agreement for New Casino

East Windsor town officials held a special meeting at East Windsor High School Saturday to vote on a Development Agreement between the town and MMCT Venture LLC, the joint Mohegan-Mashantucket Pequot company, that could pave the way for a third casino in the state.

Song and Dance, Protest and Politics to Mingle at Oscars
Song and Dance, Protest and Politics to Mingle at Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards should be a very schizophrenic affair: equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner "La La Land" at Sunday's ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the policies of President Donald Trump. For largely liberal Hollywood, his election has proven a rallying cause-celebre throughout an awards season that has otherwise been a parade of honors for Damien Chazelle's celebrated musical. Just how political things are going to get at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles may be the biggest question of Sunday night's show, to be broadcast by ABC beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST, with red carpet coverage starting earlier. The current forecast for Sunday is only a slight chance of rain, though the inside of the Dolby Theatre is expected to be far stormier.

Hartford Students Compete at African American History Bee
Hartford Students Compete at African American History Bee

Some students in Hartford spent part of their Saturday at the Hartford Public Library for the annual “African American History Bee.”

1 Dead After Fire at Wallingford Apartment Complex
1 Dead After Fire at Wallingford Apartment Complex

A 57-year-old woman is dead and dozens of people were displaced after a fire at a Wallingford apartment building on Friday afternoon.