Conn. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

John Seals / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP

According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the bobcat population has grown throughout Connecticut in the last decade. 

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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee says the state will continue to receive EPA grant money for its two largest projects. The announcement comes after President Donald Trump’s administration ordered the EPA to freeze its grant spending last week.

Alison Freeland / WSHU

Efforts to restore Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River watershed have been largely unsuccessful. The once abundant fish are now rare. But recently Steve Gephard, supervising fisheries biologist with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Projection, found evidence of wild salmon spawning in a Connecticut river.

The news is a reminder of the hardiness of the species, but also of what we’ve lost.

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Connecticut wildlife officials said they have euthanized a bear that approached a hiker in Burlington last week. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 44,000 people signed two online petitions protesting the euthanization.

Conn. community tries recycling food waste

Jul 31, 2014
Jan Ellen Spiegel

Connecticut has struggled for years to cut its amount of trash by increasing recycling. It turns out food waste and other organics account for the single biggest category of trash and about a third of the waste stream. Finding new ways to deal with food waste has been a slow go – but that might be changing.

(Read Jan Ellen Spiegel's story in the Connecticut Mirror on the the composting pilot here).

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