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Gina McCarthy smiles during her nomination by President Barack Obama to run the Environmental Protection Agency on March 4, 2013 in the East Room of the White House. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Nominates Former Conn. Official To Lead EPA

In 2004, the federal government lured Gina McCarthy away from state government. She was tapped to manage air regulation efforts.

03/04/2013

(credit: Suffolk County Sheriff's Office)

Owners Encouraged To Turn Over Illegal Pets At Amnesty Day In Bridgeport

Some animals belong in a zoo — not in your home. Such is the reason for Exotic Animal Amnesty Day at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Connecticut on March 31.

03/24/2012

A Black Bear - File / Photo: China Photos/Getty Images

Connecticut Considers Bear Hunt

The shooting of a backyard bear in Windsor has renewed discussion of whether there should be a bear hunt in Connecticut.

02/15/2012

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Mountain Lion Sought In Connecticut

There is a mountain lion mystery in Connecticut, despite a declaration by the state that the Eastern Mountain Lion is extinct and there is no other native-born cougar population there.

01/17/2012

Mountain Lion (file / credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Another Mountain Lion In Greenwich? Residents Say Yes

Although no official confirmation has been made, residents of a gated community in northwest Greenwich claim to have seen a ´╗┐mountain lion´╗┐.

08/11/2011