environment

Frank Eltman / AP

A growing infestation of pine beetles in East Hampton has forced the town to declare a state of emergency that could last until the end of the year.

Susan Walsh / AP

Connecticut’s energy commissioner is attacking the Trump Administration’s attempt to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.  

Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

It's been almost six months since an EPA appeals board heard a challenge to the next step in cleaning up the Housatonic River. And there's still no decision.

A Tougher 21st Century Elm Makes A Comeback

Nov 22, 2017
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

There are thousands of Elm Streets in America, but not many surviving elms, for which the streets were named. Starting in the mid-20th century, Dutch elm disease killed off millions.

New England Researchers Race To Turn Seaweed Into Biofuel

Nov 21, 2017
Charlotte Weber / WSHU

For the last 10 years, scientists all over the world have been racing to figure out how to convert massive quantities of seaweed into biofuel. UConn Professor Charles Yarish is one of them. He’s spent his career studying seaweed, and he just got news that the federal government is going to fund one of his dream projects.

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