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More extreme rain for Connecticut, and no way to drain it

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Due to the ongoing use of badly outdated data, much of the drainage installed in Connecticut in the last several decades may be too small to handle the volume of water brought by an increase in the number and severity of storms being experienced in the Northeast. Continue Reading →

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Food waste recycling remains a tough task in Connecticut

All American Waste picks up food waste at curbside as part of a pilot project in Bridgewater.

A food waste recycling pilot program in Bridgewater is the latest effort to help Connecticut wrench itself off the 25 percent recycling rate it has been stuck on for years. But it's been slow going for such efforts, with many factors working against the initiative. Continue Reading →

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Will Connecticut hold its dominance in the fuel cell industry?

Fuel Cell Energy headquartered in Danbury, powered up its first North American fuel cell power plant in Bridgeport in December 2013. But are projects like this enough to maintain Connecticut's edge as the world's fuel cell industry leader?

Connecticut's fuel cell industry is considered the best in the world. But extreme developments in the last several months are once again raising the question of whether the state still has its edge when it comes to the expanding global reach of the fuel cell business. Continue Reading →

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Obama climate change policy sparks little controversy in CT

The Northeast has shown the nation;s largest decline in carbon dioxide emissions.

WASHINGTON – While lawmakers from coal-producing states – especially vulnerable Democrats – are wringing their hands over President Obama’s decision to force a decrease in greenhouse gases produced by the nation’s power plants, Connecticut lawmakers are shrugging off the proposal or voicing support. Continue Reading →

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