Updated February 24 at 9:46am
Environment
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Offshore wind companies have spent years struggling to convince skeptics that the future of U.S. energy should include giant windmills at sea. more
In one of the most historically intact neighborhoods in the United States, survival is measured in inches and feet. The front line of the neighborhood in its battle with the rising ocean is Marsh Street. As the name implies, it originally … more
Newport's Point neighborhood sits just feet above sea level, north of the piers and public spaces that draw so many tourists every year to the City by the Sea. The problem is that for this historic neighborhood, at least, it's more like City in the … more
John Torgan was named state director of The Nature Conservancy’s Rhode Island chapter, according to a Thursday statement made by the global conservation organization. more
As state regulators continue to mull whether to permit a 1,000-megawatt power plant in Burrillville, questions about its need are again being raised following a recent auction. On Feb. 6, ISO New England, the regional grid operator, held … more
In an effort to prevent motorists from being stranded during heavy rainstorms, a new flood detection and warning system has been installed at Oaklawn and Wilbur avenues, according to the mayor's office. more
As Rhode Islanders dig out from yesterday’s blizzard, the National Weather Service says more snow is forecast for tonight, and for Sunday night into Monday morning. more
Mission: To protect birds, other wildlife and their habitat through conservation, education and advocacy for the benefit of people and all living things. Year founded: 1897 Executive director: Lawrence J. F. Taft … more
Good news for ratepayers. New Englanders could pay less to keep the lights on in three years. more
(With updates throughout the day) The National Weather Service said a blizzard warning is in effect until 8 p.m. in Southeastern Providence County and Eastern Massachusetts. more
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