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The nine member states of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have set the program’s greenhouse gas pollution cap for 2014 at 91 million tons, putting into effect emissions-cutting regulations first proposed last February. more
(Updated, Jan. 22, 10:02 a.m.) Between 5 and 10 inches of snow covered most of the state Wednesday morning after the overnight accumulation from Winter Storm Janus caused a number of public offices to change their hours and forced transportation delays in Rhode Island. more
Despite projects moving forward in Massachusetts and Maine, Providence-based Deepwater Wind still has a chance to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm, even as it trudges through what could be the last handful of state and federal permitting approvals. more
BOSTON – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory data release this month shows overall releases of pollutants to the environment in Rhode Island decreased in 2012. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced that $150,000 in farm-viability grant funds will be available to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. more
University of Rhode Island professor Arijit Bose and associate professor Geoff Bothun, both chemical engineers, are working on collaborative research projects on potential new oil dispersants, funded by more than $1.4 million in grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and other sources. more
Time has proven the initial guiding document between Deepwater Wind and the state – the Joint Development Agreement, or JDA – ambitious, with a host of unmet target dates. more
To the Editor: I write in response to the article, “Johnston landfill again subject of legal dispute,” Jan. 13, 2014. My family settled in Johnston in 1977, and I grew up here. I returned to raise my own family in the town, but worry about pollution from the landfill. I have friends and relatives who must keep their windows closed against odors and harmful emissions. Some moved away. more
It is an odd turn of phrase to say that winter creates friction. But it’s true. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Friday signed an executive order creating the R.I. Executive Climate Change Council, an agency formed to advise the governor, the General Assembly and the public on environmental best practices and strategies to address the challenge of global climate change. more
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