Climate Change

COURTESY NATURE CONSERVANCY/ RED VAULT PRODUCTIONS

The Nature Conservancy has begun work on a project to relieve Long Island farmers of excess oysters and use them to rebuild wild reefs.

Cow
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All eight counties in Connecticut have received disaster declarations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a result of ongoing drought conditions.

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.  

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