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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:39 AM EDT

Al Roker: We Can't Keep Ignoring Climate Change

Al Roker: We Can't Keep Ignoring Climate Change

Climate change affects everybody. It doesn't care if you're black or white, rich or poor, male or female. Climate change affects everybody, and the notion that we can ignore it is just foolhardy. We are talking...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 10:51 AM EDT

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows....

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:26 PM EDT

The Blob 2.0: Another Pacific Ocean Heat Wave?

The Blob 2.0: Another Pacific Ocean Heat Wave?

On a quiet Monday afternoon in Santa Cruz, families lounged on the beach as a few swimmers played in the waves and a lone fisherman cast his line in the water from the cliffs off in the distance. It was, by all...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:20 PM EDT

Fishermen Demand a Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen Demand a Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they...

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 04:36 AM EDT

Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

Fridays for Future school strikes — a movement led largely by teenage girls — has eclipsed the quiet, solitary protests started by its founder, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, in August 2018. Now upward of...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:58 PM EDT

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:29 PM EDT

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:52 AM EDT

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 09:57 PM EDT

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

U.S. emergency workers on Monday found five bodies in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and they said they expected to find more victims a week after the devastating storm hit. Bahamians,...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 01:16 PM EDT

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

The Trump administration on Friday began an all-out challenge to California's authority to set its own automotive emissions standards as government agencies opened an antitrust investigation and told state...

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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...