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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About two dozen environmental groups are opposing a bill that would swap a state-owned parcel of land in Haddam with another property owned by a group of developers. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports a new amendment was proposed yesterday that would require the state’s environmental agency to review the land swap
Tornadoes in New England aren’t common, especially ones that leave behind a lot of damage. But yesterday a series of twisters ripped through western Massachusetts, killing three people. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports
Just before four in the afternoon yesterday, forty four year old Marisol Mendez was standing on her porch in the south end of Springfield when she saw a huge black cloud clamp down from above. Her first reaction? Capture it on her cell phone camera. But then she dashed inside into a closet. Her hand clutching the door knob fighting the wind:
There’s been a growing demand for local food. But getting the food from the farm to consumers can take a lot of time and effort. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports on one business that’s trying to fill that niche.
The restaurant at the Copper Beach Inn in Ivoryton has set a big goal for itself. 90% of the food it serves this summer will be local
Abnormal snowfall this winter may have made the season a pain for many Connecticut residents, but it's shaping up to be a boon for local maple syrup producers. Aea farmers have sap flows they haven't seen in years. Ron Wenzel's sugar house is a little oasis each winter. "My wife calls this my man cave; I'm up here for 10, 12 days," he says.
Earlier this month, Connecticut received $30 million for the New Haven to Springfield rail project from the federal government. As the money starts to trickle in, WNPR is checking in with a few towns along the line to see how they're preparing. The next stop is Enfield, where one neighborhood hopes the momentum of the train will help turn around the city's fractured reputation.
Beginning this week, residents are being asked to stay off two Connecticut islands. Connecticut’s environmental agency wants to allow the birds to nest, undisturbed. The public will not be allowed on Duck Island in Westbrook or on Charles Island in Milford until the beginning of September.
May is “Preservation Month” in Connecticut - and preservationists just celebrated a six-year milestone.
The wide-ranging Community Investment Act was signed into state law in 2005. It increases investment in the areas that preservationists have shown the most concern about - open space, farmland preservation, historic preservation and affordable housing.
Governor Malloy announced today the state will re-start the planning process for the completion of Route 11. The highway now stops in Salem, but the original plan was to extend it to I - 95 in Waterford. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports Malloy is open to putting tolls on the road.
Congressman Joe Courtney says when President Obama attended the Coast Guard Academy graduation in New London last week, he was a little late.
The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect from Asia that has killed more than 50 million ash trees in the U.S. in the past decade. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is setting more than 60,000 traps in 48 states, including Connecticut, to look for the beetle.