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Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:55 PM EDT

Report: 58% of Europe's Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

Report: 58% of Europe's Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. The International Union for the Conservation...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:53 PM EDT

2nd Wave of Protests Caps Week Focused on Climate Action

2nd Wave of Protests Caps Week Focused on Climate Action

Students took to the streets across the globe in the hundreds of thousands Friday for a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change. The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 01:45 AM EDT

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared fishing disasters for seven states on three coasts. "Fishing is the cornerstone of countless coastal economies and has been a way of life for generations of...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 04:42 PM EDT

17 States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

17 States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

Seventeen states sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

'We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

'We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots. “Boy, they’re an ugly-looking thing,” said David...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 01:36 AM EDT

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate...

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 at 06:29 AM EDT

Lingering Pacific Heat Wave Threatens Hawaii Coral

Lingering Pacific Heat Wave Threatens Hawaii Coral

At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii's Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here,...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 04:03 PM EDT

World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn't planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday's special "action summit." Only those with new,...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 05:53 AM EDT

As Amazon Burns, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging

As Amazon Burns, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging

As the Amazon continues to burn in a record fire season, experts say the problem is rooted in illegal logging and criminal networks exploiting the forests for its natural resources and agricultural potential,...

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First Alert: Heavy Rain and Strong Winds This Afternoon, Evening
First Alert: Heavy Rain and Strong Winds This Afternoon, Evening

NBC Connecticut meteorologists are continuing to track a strong storm that will move into the state this afternoon.

Conn. Public Health Commissioner to Testify About E-Cigarettes on Capitol Hill
Conn. Public Health Commissioner to Testify About E-Cigarettes on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are set to hear testimony from a number of people on Wednesday including Connecticut's own Public Health Commissioner on how to handle this ongoing health threat.

Destructive Spotted Lanternfly Spotted in Connecticut
Destructive Spotted Lanternfly Spotted in Connecticut

A spotted lanternfly, a species that is causing nightmares in parts of Pennsylvania, has been found in Connecticut. A single living adult spotted lanternfly was found in Southbury, according to the Connecticut...

Child Reports Being Approached By Driver in Putnam
Child Reports Being Approached By Driver in Putnam

A child reported being approached by a driver in Putnam on Tuesday evening and police are asking anyone who witnesses anything to come forward.

Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank
Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature...

Metro-North Adds Yankee Clipper Service to Yankees ALCS Games
Metro-North Adds Yankee Clipper Service to Yankees ALCS Games

The New York Yankees are in a battle with the Houston Astros to head to the World Series and Metro-North is adding service to get Yankees fans to the home games of the American League Championship today and...