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Sewage spills, May 1, 2014

Heavy Rains Result In Sewage Spills Around The State

Recent heavy rains sent partially treated sewage spilling into Connecticut waterways in more than a dozen communities Thursday — including Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Fairfield, Greenwich,m Meriden, Middletown, Milford, Nortalk, Stamford, Stratford, Wallingford, and West Haven.

05/01/2014

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Limits On Cross-Border Pollution

The Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a rule adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit emissions from plants in more than two-dozen Midwestern and Southern states which drifts across state boarders to Connecticut and other Eastern States.

04/29/2014

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Turkey Hunting Season Underway

State environmental officials say the state’s turkey population is healthy but a bit smaller than it was a year ago at the start of hunting season.

04/29/2014

Aerial view of The Preserve -- Old Saybrooki, Essex, Westbrook (Courtesy Office of The Governor)

Deal Will Protect “The Preserve” On Shoreline From Development

Local, state and conservation groups have announced an agreement to block development at “The Preserve,” the last large largest unporotected coastal forest between New York and ‘Boston.

04/25/2014

wolf-dog

DNA Shows North Stonington Wolf-Dog Reports False

Connecticut environmental officials say DNA tests on samples from seven animals in North Stonington show they are domestic dogs with no recent wolf ancestors.

04/24/2014

I-91, Exit 8 Noon Feb. 7, 2012 (Courtesy DOT Traffic Cameras)

Fire Danger In Connecticut “Very High” Today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Environmental officials are warning about a high risk for forest fires in Connecticut on Thursday due to dry and windy conditions. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says all […]

04/24/2014

2014 Duck Stamp Art, first place, Guy Crittenden (Courtesy DEEP)

Duck Stamp Art Chosen

A Virginia artist is the winner of Connecticut’s 2014 Duck Stamp Art competition.

04/23/2014

Wind power (Charly Tribgalleau/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislature Approves End To Wind Power Moratorium

Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse over energy policy on Tuesday, approving wind power regulations that end a moratorium on new turbines producing clean energy.

04/22/2014

File photo of solar panels. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Firms Lauded For Energy Conservation

Companies from across Connecticut are being honored by the state for cutting their energy consumption last summer.

04/22/2014

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