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Invasive species keep coming. Will climate change bring more?

Scientist Claire Rutledge of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station places parasitic wasps in Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden in an effort to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer. The tracks of the borer can be seen on the tree trunk.

It’s an unexpectedly busy summer for invasive species in Connecticut. A new beetle is attacking pines and an old one is attacking ash trees. There’s another dangerous mosquito. The big question — will climate change bring even more problems? Continue Reading →

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Sunday bow-hunting passage ends a political saga

Robert Crook, with cane, watching the vote tally for Sunday hunting. He sought the bill for 20 years.

One of the Connecticut General Assembly’s epic lobbying campaigns, a 20-year story of close calls, colorful personalities and hardball politics, concluded Wednesday with final passage by the Senate of legislation allowing the bow hunting of deer on private property on Sundays. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut, New York lawmakers try to stop sale of Plum Island

WASHINGTON – Connecticut and New York lawmakers are trying to persuade colleagues on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to repeal legislative language that requires the sale of Plum Island, which environmentalists want to keep as a largely undeveloped natural habitat. Continue Reading →

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