Science http://wshu.org en New medical demands from patients with congenital heart defects http://wshu.org/post/new-medical-demands-patients-congenital-heart-defects <p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 2.5 million people around the country live with congenital heart defects or CHD's.</p><p>With advances in medical science, people with CHD's are living longer and this is creating new challenges for the medical establishment.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:38:54 +0000 Brian Scott-Smith 20999 at http://wshu.org New medical demands from patients with congenital heart defects Scientists get ready to battle a tiny killer of trees: Emerald ash borer http://wshu.org/post/scientists-get-ready-battle-tiny-killer-trees-emerald-ash-borer <p></p><p>Arborists in Connecticut are getting ready for another summer battling the emerald ash borer. They're beetles that kill trees, and they’ve been spreading across the state since 2012.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:29:29 +0000 Davis Dunavin 18797 at http://wshu.org Scientists get ready to battle a tiny killer of trees: Emerald ash borer Conn. report says greenhouses gasses reduced http://wshu.org/post/conn-report-says-greenhouses-gasses-reduced <p>Connecticut has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions over the past two decades. That’s according to a new report from the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which shows emissions levels were lower in 2010 than they’ve been since 1990.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Cormac Cummiskey 18815 at http://wshu.org National Climate Assessment says Northeast already seeing climate change impact http://wshu.org/post/national-climate-assessment-says-northeast-already-seeing-climate-change-impact <p>A national assessment of climate change released today by the White House includes a range of warnings about<a href="http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/regions/northeast"> changes we can expect to see in the Northeast</a>.&nbsp; It also details a number of impacts the region has already seen.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:54:02 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16963 at http://wshu.org National Climate Assessment says Northeast already seeing climate change impact For shady Connecticut homes, "shared solar" might work http://wshu.org/post/shady-connecticut-homes-shared-solar-might-work <p>Despite major efforts the last few years to convert Connecticut homes to solar power, it’s turned out that the vast majority of them aren’t suitable for it. State lawmakers this session are considering legislation that would help those folks get solar power anyway - without actually having it at their homes. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:49:16 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 15845 at http://wshu.org For shady Connecticut homes, "shared solar" might work