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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

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...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 06:47 PM EDT

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city's Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 02:35 PM EDT

End of Net Metering Leaves Future of Solar in Connecticut Unclear

End of Net Metering Leaves Future of Solar in Connecticut Unclear

Connecticut’s residential and commercial solar industry has seen significant development in the past decade.

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First Alert: Tracking a Monday Storm Threat
First Alert: Tracking a Monday Storm Threat

Our team of First Alert Meteorologists are tracking the threat for strong, potentially severe, storms Monday afternoon and into the evening.

Bethel Middle School Closed Monday After Fire Breaks Out Inside School
Bethel Middle School Closed Monday After Fire Breaks Out Inside School

Bethel Middle School will be closed on Monday after a fire broke out inside of the school on Sunday afternoon.

12-Year-Old Hartford Girl Reported Missing, Hasn't Been Seen Since Wednesday
12-Year-Old Hartford Girl Reported Missing, Hasn't Been Seen Since Wednesday

Hartford police say that Lexlian Rosa was last seen boarding the school bus on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:05 a.m.

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Trump's 'Great Patriot' Farmers Follow Him Into a Trade War
Trump's 'Great Patriot' Farmers Follow Him Into a Trade War

Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's...

Shelton Police Officer Heading to Work Sees House Fire, Rescues Residents and Dog
Shelton Police Officer Heading to Work Sees House Fire, Rescues Residents and Dog

Residents of a home in Shelton and their dog are safe after a police officer heading to work saw smoke coming from their house and helped them escape.