environment

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Connecticut's environmental watchdog has issued its annual check-in on the state's environment. The Council on Environmental Quality said the state needs to do more to meet its environmental goals.

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Air quality has improved across the Northeast according to the American Lung Association’s 2017 State of the Air Report. But, plans to turn environmental regulation back to the states could endanger progress in New York and Connecticut.

Stop and Shop

Each year billions of pounds of food go to waste. For supermarkets, that leftover food means lost dollars. One New England supermarket chain is reversing that trend – by sending old food to a giant energy plant in Massachusetts. It's called an "anaerobic digester." It’s a big metal stomach that gobbles up old food – and turns that waste into power.  

Suffolk County Launches Septic Improvement Program

Mar 30, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands of residents in Suffolk County continue to use outdated septic systems or cesspools, which has led to increased levels of nitrogen contaminating Long Island’s water.

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When you think of evolution, you might picture the classic textbook illustration "March of Progress" by Rudolph Zallinger. It shows how, over 25 million years, our human ancestors slowly transform from hunched apes into modern homo sapiens. But now, thanks in part to roads and highways, lots of evolution happens much quicker than that.

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