environment

Green Wedding (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.

06/18/2015

Pharrell Williams (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

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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 […]

12/21/2014

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Eye on the Environment Following Bridgeport Fire

The environmental effects of the five-alarm fire that started Thursday night in Bridgeport are under the watchful eye of local, state and federal agencies.

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A group of scientists warn that warmer temperatures and an increase in air pollution could kill off many crops by mid-century. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Climate Change, Air Pollution Will Lead To Famine By 2050

Climate change exacerbated by ozone pollution may kill many of the world’s crops.

07/28/2014

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US Environmental Official Talks Up Clean Air Rules

A federal environmental official will meet with environmentalists, state officials and others in Hartford to discuss the Obama administration’s clean air initiatives.

07/10/2014

Norwegian Fisherman Finds Sex Toy Inside Fish

Bjorn Frilund cut open a cod and discovered it had swallowed a sex toy.

04/11/2014

Motor Transport Association of Connecticut wants state to make sure chemicals used in deicing are not caustic to vehicles. (Getty Images)

Lawmakers Want A Study Of Chemicals Used To Treat Roads

Driver’s advocacy group says chemicals in road deicers cause vehicle corrosion.

02/28/2014

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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