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Sep 18, 2013
We often don't feel a tick on us because they secrete chemicals that numb us to their presence. While they can stay on us for
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Aug 29, 2013
Lyme disease gets its name from the Connecticut town, and it’s always been a problem here...but it’s spreading, as far North as Maine and south down to Virginia. Dr. Paul Mead of the CDC says that due in part to the “reforestation” of the Northeast. The CDC estimates that there are about 300,... read more
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Aug 22, 2013
We’ve talked about warming waters before on Where We Live. Now warm waters are in the news again. There are new climate change studies that pro... read more
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Aug 15, 2013
From slashing its water use by 15 percent to hundreds of classes that feature sustainability, UConn climbed from fifth-place to the top of this yea... read more
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Aug 15, 2013
Eighteen states, plus the District of Columbia, have changed their laws over the last few decades to allow for the usage of marijuana for medical p... read more
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Aug 14, 2013
It's been a rough summer for Connecticut's shellfish industry. A recent Connecticut law states that Connecticut oysters must be at least three... read more
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Aug 13, 2013
The city of Hartford loses a few hundred trees each year.  But now, in a partnership with a local non-profit, the city is poised to plant 1,000 new trees this fall. WNPR's Jeff Cohen has more.   The goal is to plant 20,000 trees over the next ten years.  It's an ambitious program that beg... read more
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Aug 8, 2013
Connecticut College's new Office of Sustainability allows students and staff to think about sustainability in an original way. The office looks at... read more
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Aug 8, 2013
Cicadas are kind of the metal band of nature's sound scape. They have a big sound. On a good night, they'll drown out everybody else. And they have... read more
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Aug 6, 2013
Congress designated the New England Trail as a national scenic trial in 2009. The 215-mile trail winds through 39 communities in Connecticut and Ma... read more
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Aug 1, 2013
You might’ve noticed a slideshow at the Hartford Courant website comparing what used to be on various downtown street corners, and what’s there now... read more
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Jul 29, 2013
The recent early retirements of four US nuclear reactors, because they’re too expensive to keep up, has some wondering how much longer the two work... read more
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Jul 29, 2013
A recent report suggests that New England's largest nuclear power plant could be in trouble because of taxes in the future. Millstone in Waterford is in the clear for now, but it could still be economically vulnerable. In Connecticut, nearly half of the state's electricity is generated at two... read more
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Jul 25, 2013
Audio will be posted around 12pm. Are you ready for the 2014 gubernatorial election? We don't know if we are, but we're wading into it anyway a... read more
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Jul 23, 2013
Many companies are finding that conscious capitalism is good for the brand. What's called corporate social responsibility can also boost employee m... read more
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Jul 22, 2013
It all started last March.  Emily Caswell, who was then working at the front desk here in the Dankosky Building, sent an email to all employees abo... read more
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Jul 19, 2013
Weeks after President Barack Obama laid out a plan for dealing with global climate change, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy endors... read more
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Jul 16, 2013
You may feel pretty up-to-date about dinosaurs. Well, let me ask you this. How did they have sex? For starters, think about a stegosaurus.... read more
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Jul 12, 2013
Young teens and “tweens” are plenty comfortable with technology and networking - and they use iPhones to explore brands they’re interested in, and... read more
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Jul 10, 2013
 For the past few months a group of people has been gathering each night along an industrial stretch of Route 5 in Hamden.  There, next to a no... read more
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