Environment

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December 18, 2018 - 10:08 pm
Hartford, Conn. (WTIC) - The Governor's Council on Climate Change has released their final report for 2018. The report highlights the path for achieving Connecticut's long-term vision for decarbonizing the economy in order to address the problem of human-induced climate change. Additionally,...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:00 am
BOSTON (AP) - A group of aquariums says it's opposed to seismic blasting along the East Coast as part of efforts to extract offshore oil and gas. The six aquariums are all on the East Coast, and they say they oppose the recent affirmation of sound blasting from Delaware to Florida by the National...
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December 03, 2018 - 6:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An invasive tick species native to Asia that's been spreading across the eastern United States has been found for the first time in New England. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said Monday the longhorned tick was spotted in Connecticut this fall,...
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November 14, 2018 - 9:58 pm
Hartford, Conn. - Governor Dannel Malloy announced the State of Connecticut is making $12.2 million available to fund ten clean air projects in the state. Connecticut becomes one of the first states to fund a variety of diesel mitigation projects due to a national settlement involving the...
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October 04, 2018 - 12:35 pm
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Thousands of volunteers helped collect an estimated 50 tons of trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries in four states last week. Organizers of the Connecticut River Conservancy's 22nd Source to Sea Cleanup say the trash collected last Friday and Saturday in New...
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October 04, 2018 - 12:02 pm
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of volunteers helped collect an estimated 50 tons of trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries in four states last week. Organizers of the Connecticut River Conservancy's 22nd Source to Sea Cleanup say the trash collected last Friday and Saturday in New...
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October 03, 2018 - 9:41 am
BOSTON (AP) — Fishing managers in New England are asking the federal government to take action to try to reduce the possibility of overfishing in the herring fishery. Herring is an important small fish on the East Coast, and recent assessments of the stock show that it is in decline. The regulatory...
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September 28, 2018 - 10:19 am
Once again, hundreds of volunteers along the Connecticut River and its tributaries will be gathering for two days to conduct a region-wide cleanup of the waterways.
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September 25, 2018 - 11:19 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A new environmental report says Long Island Sound's water quality is improving. The Long Island Sound Report Card 2018 released Monday by environmental groups includes 10 years of data and an assessment of how water quality is trending in each region of the Sound. In most...
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