Climate Change

Lawn Sprinkler
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Water restrictions have been put in place for Greenwich, Stamford, Dairen, New Canaan, and Westport, Connecticut, because of the third drought of the year.

Aquarion, in consultation with the state, has instituted a mandatory irrigation ban meaning that sprinkler systems and hose-end sprinklers are not to be used.

Aquarion also wants customers to conserve water by limiting baths and only washing full loads of laundry and dishes.

Greater Bridgeport Electric Bus
Susan Rubinsky / Connecticut Department of Transportation

Connecticut’s first battery-powered electric buses are going into service in the state’s largest city. Two battery-powered electric buses are entering service as part of Greater Bridgeport Transit’s fleet.

Garrett Eucalitto is with the Connecticut Department of Transportation. He said cities like Bridgeport face higher asthma rates because of air pollution from so many cars and buses.

Office of the Connecticut Attorney General

Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil. It seeks restitution and civil penalties for damages the state has suffered due to climate change.  

Climate Change Brings New Deadly Tick To Connecticut

Aug 27, 2020
Katherine Dugus / Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

A new species of deadly tick has been reported for the first time in Connecticut.

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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season may be extremely busy, producing six to ten hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or higher.