Updated March 30 at 4:30pm
Environment
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Contrary to the wishes of many Burrillville residents and some state lawmakers, a bill that would have given town voters the authority to decide on tax agreements between Town Council and a power plant died in the Senate on Wednesday. more
Repair to damage on the Cliff Walk caused by Hurricane Sandy, which impacted the Northeast in October 2012, is scheduled to begin July 5. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday set a new clean energy goal for the state, calling for 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy generation by 2020. more
Conversion of farmland to residential subdivisions is giving way to a new development pressure, installation of sprawling solar grids. Requests to develop solar fields, or solar farms, have started to mount in Rhode Island, in towns and … more
Rhode Island GOP Chairman Brandon Bell is taking heat for comments he made at the Republican National Convention this week. more
The city has acquired 3.5 acres of land at Passeonkquis Cove, to be preserved as open space, Mayor Scott Avedisian announced recently. more
Rhode Island homeowners stand to save 14 percent, the second-highest savings in the United States, if they raise their home insurance premiums to $1,000 from $500, according to a study by insuranceQuotes.com. more
More than 50 individuals and organizations have sent comments and critiques this month to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has unveiled a $58.6 million plan to elevate structures in four Rhode Island communities threatened by coastal sea rise. 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
With nearly 400 miles of coastland, the Ocean State is acutely aware of the environment and its relationship to water. For three decades, stories about wastewater mitigation, natural disasters and how rising sea levels will affect the … more
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