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Image: The latest data finds 189,000 people are living with diabetes in Connecticut, as the nation recognizes American Diabetes Month. Credt: American Diabetes Association.

HARTFORD, Conn. – November is American Diabetes Month, and 2014 finds a growing number of people in Connecticut living with the disease. Chris Boynton, executive director of the American Diabetes Association of New England, says the latest numbers show 29 million Americans with diabetes, and...Read More

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PHOTO: The Connecticut Association for Human Services provides financial education programs for adults. These efforts can be even more effective in tandem with programs that help kids in lower-income families, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. Photo credit: Barbara Steadman, CAHS

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut will see better outcomes for children and families if it takes a new two-generation approach to fighting poverty, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It may sound like basic common sense, but Jim Horan, executive director of the Connecticut As...Read More

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PHOTO: Advocates say many veterans enter the job market with renewable energy experience and a new Environmental Entrepreneurs report finds Connecticut in the top 10 states for attracting those jobs. Courtesy: P. Benzak, E2.

HARTFORD, Conn. - As the nation prepares for Veterans Day a new report from a nonpartisan business group ranks Connecticut in the top 10 nationwide for attracting new jobs in a sector where veterans are in high demand. Jeff Benzak, press secretary with Environmental Entrepreneurs, says 18,000 cle...Read More

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Image: Connecticut ranks sixth in the nation in a new energy-efficiency scorecard that credits strong leadership starting with the governor in keeping the state out in front. Image courtesy ACEEE Report.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut ranks in the top 10 in a new energy-efficiency scorecard, but experts say the state faces stiff competition and will need to keep innovating to stay in the top tier. From Gov. Dannel Malloy on down, Annie Gilleo, state policy research analyst with the American C...Read More

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PHOTO: A University of Connecticut researcher places equipment in Long Island Sound to measure temperature, sea level pressure and waves to create maps which will predict coastal flooding. Photo credit: Mary M. Howard-Strobel.

GROTON, Conn. - A new report from the National Wildlife Federation suggests some of the best resources for preventing major flooding in a future superstorm like 2012's Sandy can be found right outside. The report says actions can be taken now to shore up natural defenses that will greatly improve t...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The FCC is holding an auction in which wireless companies will bid on parts of the nationís airwaves currently being used by television stations and use them for wireless broadband. Some say that threatens minority broadcasters. Credit: Federal Communications Commission.

HARTFORD, Conn. – As the song goes, "Video Killed the Radio Star." Will wireless kill some free public TV? That's the latest media question. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding an auction in which wireless companies such as Verizon and AT&T will bid on parts of the natio...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Connecticut ranks near the top among the darker blue states on the map for car-related energy efficiency in a new report, but scored lower for home-related energy efficiency. Map graphic courtesy of Wallethub.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut places near the top in a new nationwide report on car-related energy efficiency, released to coincide with National Energy Awareness Month throughout October. Wallethub, a financial advice website, charts the annual progress of home and transportation energy efficiency...Read More

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PHOTO: A new state law underscores the need for drivers in Connecticut to give right of way to those not in a vehicle. Photo courtesy of Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

HARTFORD, Conn. – It's a new law that underscores the need for local drivers to yield the right of way to those sharing Connecticut roads on bikes, using wheelchairs and on foot. Careless drivers injure hundreds of people in the state each year, says Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike...Read More

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