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Posted inEnergy & Environment

Studies find climate change jeopardizing national parks

Two new studies say global warming is threatening national parks in the West and Midwest, including the nation’s oldest park, Yellowstone. Ecologists say climate change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will increase the frequency of wildfires and alter the composition of the forests by 2050, US News reports. Using historic fire data to project future […]

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Jepsen finds no security breaches in probe of anti-concession e-mails

An inquiry by the office of Attorney General George Jepsen has concluded without finding any evidence the state computer or e-mail systems were compromised by opponents of the labor concession deal. The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition had complained that the Yankee Institute, a conservative think tank, had tried to unfairly influent state employees with […]

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Vo-tech students, parents and staff rally against budget cuts

Standing outside the State Capitol Thursday, with about 50 vocational-technical school students, parents and teachers, Darlene Riquier said they can’t help but feel like their schools are being unfairly targeted for cuts. “It’s been a constant slap in the face to these kids,” said the mother of a senior at Windham Tech and president of […]

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Auditors say state’s computer systems aren’t ready for GAAP

The state’s bipartisan auditors warned this week that technical issues with state government’s core financial computer network “represent a significant problem” for the conversion to a more transparent and accountable budgeting system, but Comptroller Kevin Lembo said the issues are “fixable.” Auditors John C. Geragosian and Robert M. Ward also warned that the failure to […]