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Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 01:58 AM EDT

Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls...

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 10:29 PM EDT

Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 06:22 PM EDT

New York Poised to Become 3rd State to Ban Plastic Bags

New York Poised to Become 3rd State to Ban Plastic Bags

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature reached a deal Friday to make New York the third state with a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags as they worked to finalize budget...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 09:52 PM EDT

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

The federal government sued California on Thursday over a water policy it said violates the state's environmental protection law. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit in Sacramento federal court to block a...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 12:22 PM EDT

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate...

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 03:45 PM EDT

Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. Around 2012, the Jakobshavn glacier was retreating about 1.8 miles (3...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 01:24 PM EDT

Rescue of the At-Risk Vaquita Porpoise

Rescue of the At-Risk Vaquita Porpoise

For the first time in four years, fishermen are back on the water in the Upper Gulf of California fishing inside the vaquita marina sanctuary, the only place in the world where the smallest marine mammal can be...

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 03:47 PM EDT

Planet Savior Or Horror Show? Green New Deal Inflames Debate

Planet Savior Or Horror Show? Green New Deal Inflames Debate

To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A mission to save all of creation,"...

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 06:50 AM EDT

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 03:54 PM EDT

US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of...

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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

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Trump's 'Great Patriot' Farmers Follow Him Into a Trade War

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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.