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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 01:08 PM EDT

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 06:25 PM EDT

Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Administrator, Talks Climate Change in Connecticut

Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Administrator, Talks Climate Change in Connecticut

Gina McCarthy, a former EPA administrator and former head of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, talks about climate change in Connecticut and how the state is working to adapt....

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 03:46 PM EDT

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Illinois and more than a dozen other states are investing in programs to make clean energy available to low- and moderate-income households and to give jobs to people like...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 03:54 PM EDT

Rising Sea Levels Could Cause Flooding Problems Inland

Rising Sea Levels Could Cause Flooding Problems Inland

Some of the leading scientists in the country say that sea levels are rising due to climate change. While Connecticut is no stranger to big storms like Irene and Sandy, the experts agree that the warming...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:01 AM EDT

Warming Oceans Changing the Game for Connecticut Fishermen

Warming Oceans Changing the Game for Connecticut Fishermen

Our beautiful Connecticut coastline is at the forefront of climate change, warming four times faster than the global ocean. And while the gradually increasing water temperature may not be noticeable to...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 03:57 PM EDT

Hydroponics Could Offer Solution for Climate Change Effects on Farming

Hydroponics Could Offer Solution for Climate Change Effects on Farming

Connecticut farmers are seeing the effects of climate change and considering ways to adapt to a warmer climate.

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:38 PM EDT

Connecticut Looking to Offshore Wind to Power Homes

Connecticut Looking to Offshore Wind to Power Homes

The power we use every day in Connecticut is generated almost entirely from natural gas and the Millstone Nuclear Plant in Waterford. But soon there will be a new source of renewable, clean energy powering homes...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:10 AM EDT

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. A massive United Nations...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:49 AM EDT

Bird Populations Are Under Threat, But Birdwatchers Can Help

Bird Populations Are Under Threat, But Birdwatchers Can Help

The types of birds coming through your neighborhood are probably changing, and so is the timing of their migrations. Birdwatchers noticing these differences are on the front line in figuring out how climate...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 02:59 PM EDT

Democrats Challenge Trump's UN Nominee on Climate Change

Democrats Challenge Trump's UN Nominee on Climate Change

Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate...

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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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3 Ways to Use Your Health Plan When You're Well

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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.