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Within the 39 Rhode Island cities and towns there are 22 different sets of rules for wetlands development. The individual principles at the municipal level have largely been shaped by decades' worth of disagreements and compromise between … more
TAUNTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month announced $4,999,500 in federal funding to continue efforts of the Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration. Funding highlights include $1 million to the … more
Japan’s biggest power utilities are pushing ahead with plans to spend more on new turbines to improve the efficiency of their gas-fired power plants in an effort to lower fuel bills amid a protracted debate over the role of nuclear power. more
(Updated, 5:55 p.m.) In an inaugural study of Rhode Island’s clean-energy industry, the state is recommending a number of steps be taken to help further expand the sector. more
A biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has received a $6 million National Science Foundation grant for research to show how the nervous system functions in health and disease. more
The Baker-Polito administration recently announced that nearly $4 million in grants are being awarded to 80 cities, towns, regional groups and nonprofit organizations for recycling, composting and waste reduction. more
Cherenzia Excavation Inc., of Westerly, will pay a penalty of $84,070 for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and has taken steps to minimize emissions of hazardous air pollutants and visually test for dust under an agreement signed recently with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's recent decision to make changes to the state's energy regulatory commission comes at a time when there are a number of high-profile decisions facing state regulators, including Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's … more
The bill is about to arrive for last week’s run of sunshine and mild temperatures along the northern East Coast. more
As a result of the drought that began on April 1, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration said that the deadline to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is July 5 for eligible small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in Kent, Providence and Washington counties in Rhode Island. more
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