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Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 05:47 PM EDT

Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push for Hawaii Shore Protection

Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push for Hawaii Shore Protection

Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing...

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 at 02:24 PM EDT

Bieber, Ariana Grande Join Lil Dicky for Earth Day Video

Bieber, Ariana Grande Join Lil Dicky for Earth Day Video

Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the...

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 01:40 PM EDT

Jason Momoa Shaves Signature Beard to Promote Recycling

Jason Momoa Shaves Signature Beard to Promote Recycling

"Aquaman" is clean-shaven. Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He started by saying farewell to his "Game of...

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 06:31 AM EDT

Wild Bee Species Critical to Pollination On the Decline in New England

Wild Bee Species Critical to Pollination On the Decline in New England

More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinizing everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire...

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 07:21 AM EDT

Earth, Meet Polo: Ralph Lauren Unveils Plastic Bottle Shirt

Earth, Meet Polo: Ralph Lauren Unveils Plastic Bottle Shirt

Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest...

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 07:58 PM EDT

Former US Interior Boss Parlays Post Into Private Career

Former US Interior Boss Parlays Post Into Private Career

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump's cabinet into a lucrative private career. He's landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a Nevada mining...

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 11:11 AM EDT

Teen Climate Activist Warns EU That It's Time to Panic

Teen Climate Activist Warns EU That It's Time to Panic

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg says time is running out to halt climate change and she's urging European politicians "to panic." Thunberg told EU lawmakers Tuesday: "I want you to act as...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 05:45 PM EDT

Climate Change Could Change Cost, Taste of Beer

Climate Change Could Change Cost, Taste of Beer

New research says climate change is brewing trouble for the beer industry. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper explains the impact on the cost and taste of beer.

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 08:29 AM EDT

Seychelles President Delivers Speech From Under the Ocean

Seychelles President Delivers Speech From Under the Ocean

In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the "beating blue heart of our planet." President Danny...

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 06:02 PM EDT

Trump Wields Presidential Power on Pipeline, Energy Projects

Trump Wields Presidential Power on Pipeline, Energy Projects

Eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, President Donald Trump has acted to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure. He issued a new permit for...

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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.