Forest Fire Danger: The Forest Fire Danger Level in Connecticut is high,  and the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, Read More

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state beaches from DEP site

Most Swimming Areas Open In Connecticut

It hasn’t been anywhere near beach weather the last few days but the state says all but one of its swimming areas are open. The lone exception is Rocky Neck State Park. While the park […]


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Electric Vehicle Expo July 9

Connecticut is promoting electric vehicles to improve energy efficiency and help protect the environment.



DEEP Offers Advice On Black Bears

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is issuing an advisory on black bears in Connecticut. DEEP is advising residents to be mindful that black bears are on the lookout for food as the […]


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DEEP Officers Who Helped At Sandy Hook Among Those To Be Honored

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials will be honoring the good work of state environmental conservation police officers. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has scheduled an awards ceremony for 6 p.m.  at the […]


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Lawmakers Considering Bill To Allow Beer To Be Sold In ‘Juice’ Pouches

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow malt beverages and beer to be sold in pliable pouches.


Brooklyn, Conn. Man Pulled From Lake In Thompson Dies

A 34-year-old Connecticut man has died after being pulled from Quaddick Lake in Thompson.


Chinese Mitten Crab (Courtesy DEEP from Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)

Chinese Mitten Crab In State Waters, First Known Appearance

Another invasive species not native to this region has been found in Connecticut waterways.The Department of Energy and Environmental protection says it’s the first known appearance of the Chinese mitten crab in state waters.