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Environment
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The New England coral canyons and seamounts were among special ocean sites 80 percent of polled Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents voted to permanently protect from drilling, mining and fishing. more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
Volkswagen AG is facing new lawsuits by New York and at least two other states over the environmental damage caused by devices designed to help the carmaker’s diesel vehicles cheat pollution-control tests. more
The Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation Council has released its interim report on the state of recreation in Rhode Island. more
(Updated 2:19 p.m.) The Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a 90 megawatt wind farm off the coast of New York that would become the largest in the U.S. when completed. more
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that nearly $2.6 million, ranging from $200,000 to $500,000, will be awarded to New England communities for cleanup and redevelopment efforts at brownfields sites. more
(Updated 2:50 p.m.) Sponsors for the annual Newport International Boat Show were announced last week by the Newport Exhibition Group, the show’s owner and producer. more
(Updated, July 8, 9:53 a.m.) The renewable energy giant SolarCity on Thursday announced plans to hire up to 80 new employees in the wake of newly enacted legislation that promotes the expansion of alternative energy in Rhode Island. more
The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography is receiving $300,000 over five years to support a system of buoys that track ocean conditions and share data with the public-private partnership Integrated Ocean Observation System. more
A major player in U.S. renewable energy happens to be a five-sided building in Virginia usually associated with deployment of power rather than consumption of it. more
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