Science

Snowy owls in Connecticut
2:56 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Trying to count every bird in North America

Photo by Don Morgan

You may have heard the expression “herding cats”… well, every year, the Audubon Society tries
something equally difficult. They try to count all the birds in North America. And this year, there's a surprise in Connecticut: snowy owls.

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142 hospitalizations so far
6:32 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Flu outbreak is widespread in Conn.

Connecticut’s Department of Public Health says the flu is widespread in the state.  So far, the state has seen 2 deaths and 142 hospitalizations this flu season.

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Seaside community and Mother Nature
3:53 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding

Coastal Resilience Plan
The Nature Conservancy

In the year since Superstorm Sandy and the more than two since Tropical Storm Irene, the focus of many Connecticut shoreline communities has been rebuilding. But one town - Guilford – has a second focus.  The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports it peers far, far into the future.

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Storm over
12:38 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Cuomo defends closing highways during storm

Albany firefighter Chris Kollias helps motorists jump start a vehicle on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings through Friday morning in most of the state. Temperatures are in the single digits or below zero, with the wind making it feel as cold as 20-30 below zero in some areas.
Credit AP/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew  Cuomo says the worst of the winter storm is now over- but New Yorkers now face a new challenge- extreme cold.  

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Researchers study alternative trees
10:37 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Christmas tree farmers look to Turkish fir to avoid plant disease

In this file photo, a tree farmer strokes the needles of a Turkish fir
Credit AP Photo/Allen G. Breed

The Christmas trees still decorating many living rooms around the region are some of the lucky ones not stricken by phytophthora. 

It’s a disease Christmas tree farmers in upstate New York have been battling for years.

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