Today, nearly a third of the US. is in severe drought. In places like Kansas and Texas, reservoirs and wells are actually running dry. Even here in the Northeast, where we get plenty of rain, water is still a scarce resource. The University of Connecticut already doesn’t have enough water to meet... read more
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Last Friday’s train crash showed the need for more investment in mass transit in Connecticut. In addition, new data reveals that Americans’ driving habits are changing, especially among younger people. Transportation advocates say it’s time for planners and governments to change their priorities.
As bad as the traffic may be on your way to work, Abe Scarr has some news for you.
“The driving boom is over.”
Scarr is director o... read more
For the last decade or so, Connecticut’s fishermen and shellfishermen have weathered a nearly non-stop storm of difficulties; some related to climate change; some from pollution.
One fisherman who has had enough is embarking on a new enterprise that many hope will help to save or create jobs... read more
As the region continues to recover in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, environmental advocates are pushing for rebuilding in a smarter way to protect against future storms. As WNPR’s Neena Satija reports, they gathered last week in a summit to discuss the future of Long Island Sound.
T... read more
More than half of the nation's rivers and streams are in poor condition, according to a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Things aren't as bad in Connecticut.
Fifty-five percent of the river and stream miles in the country have been vulnerable to flooding, erosion and pollu... read more