Emissions at pre-1990 levels
12:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Conn. report says greenhouses gasses reduced

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.

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Increased rainfall, sea level rise and more
4:54 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

National Climate Assessment says Northeast already seeing climate change impact

Flooding in East Haven, Conn. following Superstorm Sandy. The National Climate Assessment says the Northeast saw a 70 percent increase in precipitation in major events between 1958 and 2010.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A national assessment of climate change released today by the White House includes a range of warnings about changes we can expect to see in the Northeast.  It also details a number of impacts the region has already seen.

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Renters could benefit too
7:49 am
Tue April 15, 2014

For shady Connecticut homes, "shared solar" might work

Gene De Joannis' tree-surrounded house in Manchester, Conn.
Credit Jan Ellen Spiegel

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.  

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Investment in wastewater treatment paying off
12:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound

Crew on the John Dempsey lower a sensor into Long Island Sound to determine dissolved oxygen levels
Craig LeMoult

A report card released today by an environmental group gives Connecticut and New York pretty good grades for their efforts to reduce the amount of nitrogen pumped into Long Island Sound. The states have been working for a decade to reduce emissions of nitrogen coming from wastewater. Environmentalists say there’s still more to do.

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9:41 am
Mon April 7, 2014

New Haven lab trying ultrasound therapy to treat speech disorders

Ultrasound and laptop being used during a therapy session at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Conn.
Credit Haskins Laboratories

A New Haven, Connecticut based company is trialing the use of ultra-sound to see if it can improve and speed up a patient’s ability to see as well as hear their speech during therapy sessions.

Haskins Laboratories, a speech and language organization, is the only laboratory in New England carrying out this clinical research and just one of ten organizations across the U.S. looking at ultra-sound.

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