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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.


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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.



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.


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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.



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 […]



DEEP Accepting Sewage Pumpout Applications

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is accepting applications to provide sewage pumpout services for recreational boats on Long Island Sound.


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DEEP Plans New Year’s Day Hikes

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is once again offering free, guided hikes on the first day of the new year.


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UConn Wins Gold For Going Green

 STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ The University of Connecticut is being recognized for building environmentally friendly buildings. Oak Hall, one of two new classroom buildings built to replace the aging Monteith and Arjona halls, has just […]


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Old Saybrook Man Injured In Hunting Accident

A 65-year-old Old Saybrook man was taken to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar helicopter Saturday following a hunting accident in Haddam.