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(Updated 3:09 and 4:46 p.m.) Citing demand, cost and reliability, the R.I. Public Utilities Commission is urging state regulators to approve a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville. more
Providence County has been designated as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by a recent drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday. more
In an effort to reduce air emissions and appease disgruntled community members, the owner of a proposed power plant in Burrillville has cut in half the days it would run the plant on oil. more
University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research expedition next August aboard Newport-based SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to Canada’s Arctic’s Northwest Passage to document the changing environment in that region. more
(Updated 9:50 a.m.) Aquanis LLC, a startup developing a device to improve the efficiency of utility-scale wind turbines, will receive $200,000 from the Slater Technology Fund. more
Hermine, the first hurricane to hit Florida since 2005, has weakened, but is still expected to make an impact in Rhode Island. more
By the year 2040, the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area will have the unfortunate distinction of being among the top 20 most wrinkle prone areas in the country. more
(Updated 11:04 a.m.) A federal project to build a liquefied natural gas processing facility in Providence is not in the city’s best interest, said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, in a statement released by his office. The mayor cited environmental concerns associated with hydraulic fracking, which he said is devastating communities located near the extraction sources of natural gas. more
Chef Walter Potenza is very familiar with the reign of central Italy that has suffered through a severe earthquake. He was born in a town about an hour east of the village of Amatrice that was virtually leveled when the quake struck. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has issued a statewide drought advisory based on findings and assessments from the state’s Drought Steering Committee. more
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