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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 01:57 PM EDT

Wind Turbines Above the Linc Disappeared. What Happened?

Wind Turbines Above the Linc Disappeared. What Happened?

The large wind turbines twirled for nearly a decade above Lincoln Financial Field, where the Philadelphia Eagles play home games. Now, they're gone, having disappeared in the last couple months.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 04:57 PM EDT

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Throughout June and July, hundreds of wildfires have flared across the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland, sending clouds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the air. Fires are common in the...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 01:05 PM EDT

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Breathing in air pollutants such as particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increase your risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses such as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 05:55 PM EDT

The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 08:52 AM EDT

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Take our quiz to see how much you know about green ways to cool your house during these dog days of summer energy consumption.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 04:47 PM EDT

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Most jobs entail long hours spent indoors under artificial lighting. The harsh concrete and steel that surrounds us doesn't make us feel good or help improve our mood. If you've tried to better your desk...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 08:13 PM EDT

Florida Manatee Deaths Could Reach Record High

Florida Manatee Deaths Could Reach Record High

The number of manatee deaths caused by watercraft could hit an all-time high in Florida this year. From the beginning of this year through June 21, 81 manatees have been killed by watercraft in Florida's...

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 06:26 AM EDT

Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 06:42 PM EDT

Toxic Lake in Russia's Siberia Becomes Selfie Sensation

Toxic Lake in Russia's Siberia Becomes Selfie Sensation

Residents of a city in Siberia don't need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 04:23 PM EDT

Tropical Storm Barry's Rain and Floods Hammer Gulf Environment

Tropical Storm Barry's Rain and Floods Hammer Gulf Environment

Tropical Storm Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife...

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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.

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.

Middletown Police Find Motorcyclist Suspected in Hit-and-Run
Middletown Police Find Motorcyclist Suspected in Hit-and-Run

Middletown police said they have found the motorcyclist who fled after hitting a pedestrian at the intersection of Newfield Street and Westfield Street earlier this month.

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...