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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 09:12 PM EDT

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:40 PM EDT

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act. The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 01:13 PM EDT

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Monday "we are all villains" for playing "deaf and blind" and not caring about the world's oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 05:28 PM EDT

Funeral for Lost Ice: Iceland Bids Farewell to Glacier

Funeral for Lost Ice: Iceland Bids Farewell to Glacier

It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 02:45 PM EDT

Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever; Future Records Likely

Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever; Future Records Likely

Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 06:49 AM EDT

How Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze to Climate Change

How Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze to Climate Change

Staring through a swarm of photographers and television crews, self-described introvert Greta Thunberg took the stage at a Swiss university last week, NBC News reports, to pointedly reiterate a message that has...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 09:25 AM EDT

From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 04:41 PM EDT

NASA Scientists Fly Over Greenland to Track Melting Ice

NASA Scientists Fly Over Greenland to Track Melting Ice

The fields of rippling ice 500 feet below the NASA plane give way to the blue-green of water dotted with irregular chunks of bleached-white ice, some the size of battleships, some as tall as 15-story buildings....

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 01:35 PM EDT

July Was Hottest Month Measured on Earth Since Records Began

July Was Hottest Month Measured on Earth Since Records Began

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic...

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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...