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Today marks the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration – a day that many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. more
A pre-packaged water system that removes arsenic and other toxic chemicals and a Web-based address book that updates itself as contacts change their information are two of the seven finalists selected in the 2015 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. more
A new National Park Service report shows that 51,523 visitors to the Roger Williams National Memorial spent $2.9 million in the state last year, a 7.4 percent increase over 2013. more
(Updated 12:24 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.) For the third Monday in a row, snow again is forcing cancellations and delays throughout the Ocean State and beyond. more
A total of 271 acres of forestland along the Pawcatuck River in Charlestown and Richmond has been permanently protected, according to The Nature Conservancy. more
The tantalizing promise of offshore wind energy as a growth industry for Rhode Island was again touted by state leaders last week, as several dozen employees at a marine fabrication company in North Kingstown started work on components of the Block … more
(Updated 10:14 a.m.) Clean up from winter storm Linus is continuing, as more snowfall may hit Wednesday evening. more
Two wind energy companies Thursday won bids to lease more than 354,000 acres of federal waters about 12 nautical miles off Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. more
Apponaug Color & Hobby Shop Inc. opened Thursday for the first time in two days since a blizzard smacked Rhode Island with nearly 20 inches of snow. more
In 2014, the General Assembly considered new legislation to address environmental and land-use regulation in the state. Some of the new laws that passed follow in the footsteps of last year’s efforts to minimize the impacts of regulation, environmental and otherwise, on business. Such efforts continue to be important and critical to our economic growth. more
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