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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 05:50 PM EDT

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 02:45 PM EDT

Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads across major European cities Monday, kicking off a wide-ranging series of worldwide protests demanding much more urgent action against climate...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 05:47 AM EDT

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 06:26 AM EDT

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called...

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

President's Windmill Hatred Is a Worry for Booming Industry

President's Windmill Hatred Is a Worry for Booming Industry

The winds are blowing fair for America's wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources. Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas...

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Two 17-Year-Old Girls Killed, 1 in Serious Condition After Fiery Crash in Brooklyn, Conn.
Two 17-Year-Old Girls Killed, 1 in Serious Condition After Fiery Crash in Brooklyn, Conn.

Two 17-year-old girls have died and a third has serious injuries after a car crash and fire in Brooklyn, Connecticut, early Monday morning.

Strong Midweek Storm Takes Aim at New England
Strong Midweek Storm Takes Aim at New England

NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for a strong storm that will likely impact southern New England Wednesday into Thursday.

When and Where to Get a Glimpse of Fall Foliage in Connecticut
When and Where to Get a Glimpse of Fall Foliage in Connecticut

The vibrant fall colors are on display in parts of Connecticut and you’ll see the beauty spread to more of the state over the next few weeks.

Utility Pole Repairs Expected to Take Hours After Crash on Whitney Avenue in Hamden
Utility Pole Repairs Expected to Take Hours After Crash on Whitney Avenue in Hamden

Whitney Avenue in Hamden has reopened after a crash closed part of it on Monday morning, but the road could close again as crews repair a damaged utility pole.

Trump's Ex-Advisor on Russia Testifies in Impeachment Probe
Trump's Ex-Advisor on Russia Testifies in Impeachment Probe

Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the...

Jennifer Dulos' Family Denies Attorney's Claim She Received Medical Treatment After She Disappeared
Jennifer Dulos' Family Denies Attorney's Claim She Received Medical Treatment After She Disappeared

Jennifer Dulos’ friends and family say that a claim made by attorney Norm Pattis that Jennifer may have received medical treatment after she disappeared is inaccurate.