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Creating A More Perfect Storm Outage Prediction System

Following an October storm that cut power to more than 300,000 customers — utilities in Connecticut say they want to better predict storm outages. That means tweaking computer models which, by nature, are imperfect.

Fishermen Worry Wind Farms Could Damage Business

Fishermen are worried about an offshore wind farm proposed 30 miles out in the Atlantic from Montauk, NY, the largest fishing port in the state. They say those wind turbines – and many others that have been proposed – will impact the livelihood of fishermen in New York and New England.

Connecticut Garden Journal: Asian Ladybugs

With colder weather upon us, everyone is looking for a warm place to spend the winter, including some insects.

A Deep Dive Into The World Of Insects

There are an estimated 10 quintillion insects living on the planet right now-- That's 1.4 billion insects for each human. If they decided to take over, there's nothing we could do to stop them. Fortunately, they seem relatively content to share their planet with us. And it's a good thing they are: Everything from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear to our ability to dispose of trash is in some way dependent on insects. This hour, we talk insect science and explore our relationship with this

Teaching An Old Fox New Tricks

In 1959, Soviet geneticist Dmitri Belyaev started an ambitious experiment to study the origins of domestication — he would attempt to breed domesticated wild foxes by selecting on their behavior alone, a process he imagined our ancestors carried out with dogs thousands of years before. This hour, we look at the history and progress of this more-than-50-year experiment: What can it tell us about our animal companions — and ourselves?

With Christie Out, New Jersey Poised To Rejoin New England In Climate Pact

New Jersey's Governor-elect Phil Murphy has vowed to "immediately" bring his state back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. It's a move that could strengthen the pollution-fighting partnership.

With Christie Out, New Jersey Poised To Rejoin New England In Climate Pact

A Conversation With Long Island Sound "Watchdog" Bill Lucey

Long Island Sound has a new guardian of sorts. Earlier this year, biologist Bill Lucey was named soundkeeper of the Northeast estuary . This hour, the Connecticut native stops by our studios. We learn more about his role and talk about efforts to improve life in and around the Sound.

Connecticut Garden Journal: Overwintering Herbs

Although we've had an incredible autumn so far, the end is near. With temperatures predicted to dip into the low 20s soon, it's time to protect tender plants you want to save for next year.

What Do Acorns Have To Do With Deer Hunting And Car Crashes?

It's breeding time for deer in Connecticut, which means biologists and hunters are paying close attention to two things: car collisions and acorns.

Where's The Beef!??

The veggie burger is enjoying a renaissance! They've been in America since the Kellogg Brothers first fed their soy-based burger to guests at their Battle Creek Sanitarium in the 19th century, but they've never been as popular as with the newest iteration: a genetically engineered plant-based burger that tastes, smells, and looks just like - meat. It even drips blood.

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