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DEEP Urges Caution On Ice

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is urging caution after two snowmobiles and an ATV fell through the ice this weekend at Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield.

02/01/2014

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Cornwall Tops in CRRA Recycling Report; Waterbury Last

Cornwall was the leading town for recycling among the 64 communities in the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority’s latest figures on the Mid-Connecticut Project.

01/31/2014

Daniel Esty (Courtesy Yale University)

Esty Leaving State Post, Returning To Yale

Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Dan Esty is returning to Yale.

01/15/2014

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Bugged By The Cold? So Are Some Bugs

Human residents of Connecticut have been able to weather this week’s frigid temperatures — but some of the invasive insect species may have had more of a problem.

01/10/2014

Icelandic whalers cut open a 35-ton fin whale. (Getty Images)

Conservationists Angry Over Icelandic Beer Said To Contain Whale Parts

Icelandic brewery says people who drink it become “true Vikings.”

01/09/2014

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Biomass Plant Running In Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) – A $225 million biomass energy plant in Plainfield has begun operating 10 years after planning began and is producing enough electricity to power the equivalent of 37,000 homes. The Bulletin of […]

01/07/2014

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Connecticut River The Only “Blueway” As Conservation Program Dries Up

The Connecticut River Blueway will retain its designation as a National Blueway, but that there will no such further designations as the Interior Department announced the program is ending.

01/03/2014

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Take A New Year’s Day Hike

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hikers who want to chill out after New Year’s Eve parties can indulge themselves in four Connecticut state park hikes on New Year’s Day. First Day Hikes are planned for Sleeping […]

12/30/2013

A snow owl perched on a metal post taken in Stratford in 2013. (Photo Courtesy Paul Fusco/DEEP)

Snowy Owls Making Connecticut Their Home

Officials at the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection say Connecticut is being frequented early and often this year by a majestic winged arctic visitor. DEEP Wildlife Biologist Jennie Dixon says, “It’s called the […]

12/14/2013