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PNS Daily News - June 28, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making headlines: Republicans scramble after a vote on health care delayed; a Clean Water Rule repeal comes under scrutiny; and a chemical in a common weed killer declared a carcinogen by California.

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Public News Service - CT: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Pollution is creating more dead zones in Long Island Sound. (Ryssby/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Efforts to protect Connecticut's air and waterways have stalled – and in some cases, regressed – according to a new report. The annual report of the independent Council on Environmental Quality reveals downward trends in areas that affect public health, a declin

Atlantic sturgeon travel 140 miles up the Connecticut River to spawn. (NASA Earth Observatory)

OLD LYME, Conn. – Environmental advocates are concerned that a proposed railroad tunnel could threaten endangered species in Connecticut. The original plan for the Northeast Corridor rail project called for a bridge over the Connecticut River. But, in the year between the release of the draf

Removal of this dam in Lyme, Conn., will restore natural conditions to 8.3 miles of streams. Credit: Sally Harold.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A project to remove some of the many dams in Connecticut is restoring streams and helping migratory fish return to their old spawning grounds. There are more than 5,000 dams in the state, some more than 200 years old. Sally Harold, director of river restoration and fish pa

PHOTO: Wind turbines off the shore of Denmark. Courtesy of NWF.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Some of the country's most influential environmental groups say it is time for a concerted effort at building and operating wind-energy turbines in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Connecticut and 13 other states. A new report released today from the National Wildlife Federation

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Tex. - As thousands of tiny sea turtles were released to the Gulf of Mexico this summer, volunteers have worried about a new threat to their survival - oil. Normally, the Kemp's ridley turtles struggle to survive against predators, and only a fraction return to the Gu

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Environment Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly has approved a bill that would move beyond the state's success in addressing concerns about individual chemicals, such as bisphenol-A, which was banned last year from baby bottles and other plastic containers. The bill w

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