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Tweed Airport in New Haven is built on salt marsh and has flooded for years, but that hasn't stopped lawmakers from considering a bill to expand and lengthen its runways.
Shoreline resiliency against sea level rise and flooding in Connecticut is largely in the hands of local governments. But with money tight and local budgets reliant on the taxes shoreline properties generate, efforts to protect coastal communities from climate change have been slow and underfunded. Some communities, however, are making more progress than others.
Connecticut is fortunate it hasn't been hit by a tropical-style storm since the successive storms of Irene and Sandy in 2011 and 2012 swamped the coastline, illuminating its vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change. That's because there's a general consensus that if either of those storms were to hit now, they would be just as damaging.
The recent announcement that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is narrowing the scope of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 is, to say the least, distressing. The most egregious changes to the Act eliminate consideration of threats to species from climate change and lift the prohibition on conducting economic impact analyses, clouding the science of survival with short term monetary gain.
Monsanto and its German new owner Bayer AG face more than 9,000 lawsuits in the U.S. brought by people suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and who blame Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) for their diseases. Glyphosate/Roundup is an herbicide and herbicides are used to kill weeds.
Let’s be real. Social Security benefits will be cut by 20 percent in 2035 unless Congress acts, according to Social Security Chief Actuary Steve Goss. The Social Security 2100 Act, co-sponsored by 210 Members of the House of Representatives, not only prevents those devastating cuts but also expands benefits across the board, improves the cost-of-living […]
My family is not part of the Title IX discrimination complaint filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of three high school girls track athletes in Connecticut, yet I’ve observed in person what has been unfolding at multiple track events over the past two indoor track seasons in 2018 and 2019. ADF has outlined how far the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), the state high school sports governing body, has allowed things to stray from the mission of Title IX.
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