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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:15 AM EDT

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the move, rapidly expanding into new territories once considered inhospitable. While many factors are to blame, the U.S. government affirmed with "high confidence" in a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 08:39 AM EDT

2020 Hopeful Inslee Touts $9T Climate Plan as Economic Boom

2020 Hopeful Inslee Touts $9T Climate Plan as Economic Boom

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 07:55 AM EDT

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 02:07 PM EDT

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

This weekend, Earth's atmosphere had a concentration of carbon dioxide last seen more than 3 million years ago, before humans had evolved, NBC News reported. The greenhouse gas was detected at 415 parts per...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 07:32 AM EDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

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Storms Possible This Evening
Storms Possible This Evening

The NBC Connecticut First Alert meteorologists are tracking severe weather to the west of the state on Thursday afternoon and evening that could bring rain or thunder for Connecticut.

Connecticut Senate Passes Gun Storage Bill After Teen's Death
Connecticut Senate Passes Gun Storage Bill After Teen's Death

The Connecticut Senate has passed legislation stemming from the death of a Guilford teen who accidentally shot himself in the head.

2nd New London School Employee Charged With Sex Assault
2nd New London School Employee Charged With Sex Assault

Another New London Public Schools employee has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.

How Hearing Loss Can Affect Your Well-Being
How Hearing Loss Can Affect Your Well-Being

The quality of your hearing can have a big impact on your mental and physical well-being.

Insults Flying, Pelosi Hits Trump's Fitness, He Fires Back
Insults Flying, Pelosi Hits Trump's Fitness, He Fires Back

She's calling for an "intervention" to save the nation from him. He says she's "crazy." The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some...

Leaders Celebrate First Step of New Haven 'Hill-to-Downtown' Project
Leaders Celebrate First Step of New Haven 'Hill-to-Downtown' Project

Community leaders in New Haven are celebrating a housing milestone, one that they hope reinvigorates an important corridor in the city.