Join NBC in celebrating Earth Week, April 19 to 25, and in aiming for #NoFoodWasted.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM EDT

Fish-Friendly Dams? Scientists Race to Reduce Turbine Trauma

Fish-Friendly Dams? Scientists Race to Reduce Turbine Trauma

A hydroelectric dam building boom in the Pacific Northwest in the past century drove dozens of salmon runs to extinction and has cost taxpayers billions of dollars to try to save the fish that remain.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

With the aid of government spending and joint efforts by Ford and Nissan, Daimler — Mercedes’s parent corporation — aims to start selling hydrogen-fueled cars to the public as early as 2017.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:33 AM EDT

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.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM EDT

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.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:03 AM EDT

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.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM EDT

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...

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM EDT

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.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 03:26 PM EDT

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.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 08:32 AM EDT

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.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 08:40 PM EDT

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns others trash...