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The R.I. Commerce Corporation has approximately $800,000 in grants available to support projects that will increase Rhode Island’s competitiveness internationally in marine ecosystems research. more
Gaming technology provider GTECH S.p.A. released its 2013 sustainability report to communicate its commitment to responsible gaming. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been named a “Rhode Island Energy Champion” for being the first company to successfully complete the Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four Campaign. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. more
The escalating international concern over climate change has increased the demand for scientific information on the issue, along with a clear understanding of the impacts on society and the environment. more
Hurricane season often causes concern for many local businesses, but for Rhode Island’s surfers and surf shops, it can be the most wonderful time of the year. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Staples Inc. and 23 other organizations for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. more
DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have formed the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute Advisory Council. more
As soon as this coming spring, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management could oversee the construction and deployment of three artificial reefs in Narragansett Bay. more
Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
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