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A few years ago Point Judith scallop captain Michael Marchetti had a conversation with Peg Parker, the executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. They talked about scallop guts, or viscera, the part of the animal that every scallop boat tosses overboard as an unused byproduct, saving only the white meats that end up on dinner plates. “Michael was interested in coming up with ways to use the viscera that might benefit the fishing industry,” Parker said. more
“Green” and “clean” are adjectives being used increasingly to describe Rhode Island marinas, as well as the boats that take harbor there. more
BOSTON – A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the commonwealth, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee leads the Oct. 30 groundbreaking for R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation’s $27 million wastewater pre-treatment facility. The construction project is expected to create 200 jobs and is slated for completion in early 2015. From left: Resource Recovery commissioner Sheila Dormody; Resource Recovery Executive Director Mike OConnell; Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena; North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi; Carlin Contracting Co. Executive Vice President Nelson Haeseler; Chafee; Resource Recovery board Chairman Michael Sabitoni and O’Brien & Gere Vice President Kevin Bryant. more
Last week, on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, property insurer FM Global issued a whitepaper outlining the importance of assessing natural disaster risk for CEOs and business leaders. more
The Rhode Island Bays, Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team announced Monday that it will dedicate roughly $900,000 to stormwater management, maritime economic development, climate change adaptation and freshwater monitoring in fiscal year 2014. more
With U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Barack Obama’s goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel. more
Rhode Island College will hold its fall 2013 Green Business Forum on Thursday, Nov. 14, the school announced Tuesday. more
Approximately 43.4 million Americans will travel from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent decline compared with last year’s Thanksgiving, AAA Southern New England reported last week. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Scientists from the University of Rhode Island and the state office of The Nature Conservancy have developed a series of tools that identify sites in the state that are likely to contain the greatest biodiversity in the next century. more
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