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Nancy Eve Cohen

Yale researchers released the final report on a national survey of American attitudes towards climate change . WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.

Taking Careful Inventory Of A Rare Bird

Jun 27, 2011
Nancy Eve Cohen

A year ago this spring an oil rig, owned by B.P., exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. For nearly three months oil spewed into the sea killing birds and other aquatic life. Now funding from B.P. is paying for a survey of a bird species that winters in the Gulf and breeds in New England. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.

First Chance To Buy A Share Of The Catch

Jun 23, 2011
Nancy Eve Cohen

The number of businesses supporting the local food movement is continuing to expand in Connecticut. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports on the state’s first community supported fishing venture

A growing number of consumers are getting fresh produce and other farm products by buying a share of the summer’s harvest directly from a farm. The idea is known as Community Supported Agriculture. Fisherman Brendan Smith, who grows 60 acres of shellfish among the Thimble Islands, wanted to test out the idea of a community supported fishery.

Nancy Eve Cohen

This weekend police are ramping up efforts to make the public aware of the dangers of drinking and boating. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.

The project is called “Operation Dry Water”. It’s a nation wide effort by the U.S. Coast Guard and environmental, state and local police. The project is coordinated by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week against Connecticut and other states who wanted the court to compel power companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports, the Supreme Court says it’s the E.P.A.’s job to regulate global warming pollution.

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Most people want to believe there's a breeding population of mountain lions spreading through parts of Connecticut and into New York's Hudson Valley.

Environmentalists To Governor: Veto Land Swap

Jun 17, 2011
Nancy Eve Cohen

Several environmental groups are urging Governor Dannel Malloy to veto a bill that would swap state conservation land with a developer. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.

D.E.P. Says Only One Mountain Lion

Jun 15, 2011
Connecticut State Police

There have been two reported sightings of a mountain lion in Greenwich, made after a mountain lion was struck by a car and killed on Saturday. But state environmental officials say they don't believe there is a second big cat. WNPR's Nancy Cohen reports.

Griswold Farm To Showcase Research

Jun 15, 2011

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is hosting an open house on Thursday at its research farm in Griswold. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports scientists will showcase their work on forestry, farming and invasive species.

Army of Weevils Attack Invasives

Jun 15, 2011
Donna Ellis

The state is releasing thousands of weevils this week that feed on one of the most highly-invasive plants. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.                 

Putting Connecticut Back On The Map

Jun 14, 2011

Not too long ago, Connecticut had a $1 tourism budget, and we’d been taken off New England’s official tourism map. 

Well, we’re back, baby!  In a capitol press conference yesterday, Dannel Malloy - already the “jobs” governor - is now the “tourism governor,” too...launching a summer ad campaign to get people back to the state.

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Colebrook Wind Farm Approved Amidst Protests

Jun 9, 2011
Nancy Eve Cohen

The Connecticut Siting Council has voted to approve the second of two wind projects in Colebrook. The Council approved turbines that are shorter than the ones the company originally proposed. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports a number of protesters were there for the vote.

House And Senate Approve Huge Energy Bill

Jun 8, 2011
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The House and Senate have passed a large energy bill designed to create a new Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports the Governor is expected to sign it.

Esty Still Silent On Land Swap

Jun 7, 2011
Nancy Eve Cohen

Connecticut’s environmental Commissioner sent a letter to three lawmakers today who asked him to weigh in on a controversial bill to swap state conservation land with a developer. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports Commissioner Esty says the issue is a legislative matter.

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