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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

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Conn. Report On Fuel Affordability To Be Unveiled

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ An emergency energy assistance program is releasing its annual report that shows the gap between energy prices in Connecticut and how much families can pay. Officials at Operation Fuel say there […]

11/14/2013

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Climate Summit Being Held In Hartford

There’s a statewide climate summit underway in Hartford. Faith communities are gathering at Asylum Hill Congregational Church for the Climate Stewardship Summit. It’s a daylong gathering of religious communities talking about the threat from climate […]

11/07/2013

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Preliminary Ruling Approves Expansion Of Natural Gas Service

Connecticut regulators have issued a draft ruling approving a massive expansion of natural gas service across the state.

11/06/2013

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DEEP At Scene Of Fuel Oil Spill

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is at the scene of a fuel oil spill in Chester. Spokesman Dwayne Gardner says the incident occurred late this morning. He says about 100 gallons of […]

11/06/2013

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Abandoned Seal Pup Being Returned To Wild

A harbor seal pup found abandoned in Maine will be released back into the wild in Rhode Island after spending several months in rehabilitation at the Mystic Aquarium.

10/25/2013

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Connecticut Among States In Zero-Emissions Initiative

Connecticut is one of eight states pledging to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roadways by 2025 in an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution.

10/24/2013

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Four Centers Open To Aid Sandy Victims

The state is opening four relief centers tomorrow to provide assistance to those affected by last year’s Superstorm Sandy. In announcing the centers, Governor Dannel Malloy said there is still much work to be done, […]

10/23/2013