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Two organizations and one Rhode Island resident were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony on Wednesday, the federal agency announced Thursday. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee celebrated the launch of a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations on Roger Williams University campus Tuesday, unveiling one of the first of the charging stations to be installed in Rhode Island. more
North Kingstown will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement “smart growth” strategies to improve the economy, boost job creation and protect health and the environment, the EPA announced Thursday. more
The nonprofit environmental news source ecoRI News, which was founded in Rhode Island in 2009, is launching a sister site – ecoMass.org – in order to cover environmental and social-justice news in Massachusetts. more
Researchers at Roger Williams University have been awarded a $12,166 grant to investigate levels of mercury in scup, a native Atlantic Ocean fish that is commonly caught and eaten in Rhode Island, the university announced Monday. more
The R.I. and Providence Plantations Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission is slated to administer $3 million in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants from the National Parks Commission. more
Rhode Island ranked No. 17 on the 2013 edition of U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index report from Clean Edge Inc., a leading clean technology research and consulting firm. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has received a $500,000 grant from the federal government to support Hurricane Sandy-related cleanup efforts in the Ocean State, announced Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. more
More than 16,500 properties in the Ocean State are at risk of storm surge damage, according to an annual report from real estate-data firm CoreLogic. Of those 16,722 at-risk Rhode Island properties, 3,899 were described as being at “extreme risk” of hurricane-related storm surge damage. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked No. 22 on the annual American Fitness Index, a list that ranks the country’s 50 largest metro areas using indicators such as access to health care, smoking and obesity rates. more
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