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State May Classify Five Bat Species As Endangered

A deadly fungal disease is prompting the state to recommend classifying five of Connecticut’s eight native bat species as endangered, including three that weren’t even at risk just five years ago.

03/22/2015

Millstone (Courtesy Dominion Resources)

Review To Evaluate Cooling Towers For Millstone

_ State energy officials have begun a review of Connecticut’s nuclear plant to decide if it will be required to build cooling towers.

03/17/2015

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Study: Life Could Be Thriving Deep Below The Earth’s Surface

Yale researchers find signs of ancient microbial life in rocks that once were miles below the surface of our planet.

02/04/2015

Mount Washington (Courtesy Extreme Mount Washington.org)

Connecticut Hikers Drag Ailing Companion Down Snowy Mountain

When a fifth hiker from Connecticut became ill on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, her four fellow hikers bundled her in a sleeping bag, tied it with ropes, and dragged her two miles through the snow to meet a rescue crew.

02/02/2015

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Storm Water Rules Divide State Environmental Agency, Towns

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Towns and Connecticut environmental officials are battling over new rules intended to keep pollutants out of storm water that end up in rivers, streams and Long Island Sound. Towns say the […]

01/31/2015