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National Chemistry Week: Illustrated Poem Contest

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This annual program unites ACS local sections, student chapters, technical divisions, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to […]

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) addresses […]

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Connecticut Climate Change Update

Earlier this month, the State of Connecticut released the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report.  The data through 2018 is the most recent and up to date information available. The report shows that Connecticut is […]

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from  September 15th to October 15th in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States of America. […]

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Masks and Mandates

Members of an anti-mask social media group have been attending and protesting at school board meetings and public spaces in many Connecticut towns.  Movement proponents argue that children should not be required to wear masks […]

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Climate Change: Sixth Assessment Report

The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) released its most comprehensive report yet on Monday, August 9th.  It is the 6th report since the organizations founding in 1988 and the first one since 2014’s fifth assessment […]

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Critical Race Theory 101

Chances are you have heard about something called Critical Race Theory(CRT), most likely from watching a national or local television news/opinion show, possibly even on social media.  The issue of CRT has now been localized […]

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New Citizen Science Projects

What is Citizen Science? As we face global challenges, we may want to find local ways to make a difference in protecting endangered species, safeguarding water sources, preventing disease or accelerating medical research.  Here are […]

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Electric Vehicles in Connecticut

In 2020, Connecticut unveiled A Policy Framework for Electric Vehicle Adoption to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging station infrastructure, among other things.  Connecticut has committed to an ambitious EV adoption goal […]

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Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Climate Change Climate Change is caused by a simple shift in energy balance.  The Earth takes in a nearly constant amount of solar short-wave ultraviolet radiation.  In order to remain in balance, the Earth needs […]