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Amidst all the task forces, business groups and event planners making sincere efforts to kick-start Rhode Island’s sluggish economy and brighten the state’s public image, there’s one ongoing, dramatic event in Providence that’s a visible success on a monumental scale – WaterFire. more
Federal prosecutors are calling for a $500,000 fine on the Texas natural gas firm that illegally stored liquid mercury for two years in a Pawtucket building, Boston.com reports. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse last month announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for two Rhode Island conservation programs: the state’s Coastal Management Program and the Rhode Island Sea Grant. more
NEW BEDFORD – Local environmental organizations and their supporters are looking to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with harbor contaminator AVX, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported last week. more
Rhode Island’s 2015 Wildlife Action Plan has been launched by the state’s Department of Environmental Management, setting in motion a review of issues related to conservation of wildlife and their habitats, as well as the related impacts of population growth and climate change, according to a July 30 DEM press release. more
The population of Saltmarsh Sparrows is declining in Rhode Island with the loss of salt marshes due to sea-level rise – and that’s a potential concern to not only naturalists but the state’s tourism industry as well, says Scott Comings, director of land and freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy. more
PROVIDENCE – Save The Bay has received a federal grant of nearly $72,000 to support its environmental-education program, The Associated Press reported last week. more
She never worked on a fishing boat, but CPA Anne Jardin knows the fishing industry inside out from her work at Jardin and Dawson Inc., in New Bedford, which provides an extensive range of financial services for those who work on the water. 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
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