Science

Museum plans to update permanent exhibitions
6:13 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Conn. bond funds include $1.1M for exhibits at Discovery Museum & Planetarium

Connecticut’s state bonding commission approved more than $40 million in borrowing on Friday. The bonding includes 1-point-1 million dollars for facility and exhibit improvements at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport.

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Alternative Energy
11:21 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Fuel cell and solar projects generating more of Conn.'s electricity

This plant in Bridgeport, Conn. is the first fuel cell plant in North America that sells its power to the electric grid.
Fuel Cell Energy, Inc.

At the beginning of this year, something changed for energy users in Connecticut.  People who turned on lights or used a washing machine wouldn’t have noticed it, but some of the electricity powering those devices came from sources it had never come from before. 

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Mystery of the returning harp seals
5:15 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

More seals or not, more LIers are seeing them

Harp seal sunning on a dock in Provincetown, MA
Credit Flickr/mkalbis

Long Islanders are seeing more seals this year. It's tempting to say the reason there have been more sightings is all the cold weather we've been having, but researchers are still scratching their heads about it.  

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Waiting for health study
5:46 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

NY environmental commissioner: Fracking likely delayed for at least a year

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on the environment on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Martens says his agency has “absolutely no plans” to issue permits for shale gas drilling and fracking in the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Credit AP/Mike Groll

One day after President Obama touted the hydro fracking of natural gas as a “bridge fuel,” New York's   environmental commissioner says it’s “extremely unlikely” that permits for drilling wells will be issued in the next year.  

 

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Three people get new kidneys, new life
2:08 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Six-person kidney chain started at Yale

3-time kidney recipient Ryan DeSilva, 23, with his father and the medical team at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Credit Photo by Sara Karl

Three patients across three different states have new kidneys as a result of a six-person exchange that took place in December.  The transplants happened in  Connecticut, Ohio and Maine, and the results were announced at press conferences in all three states on Thursday.

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