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Environment
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Two University of Rhode Island sophomores have won Ernest F. Hollings Scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the study of marine sciences. more
BOSTON – A bankruptcy judge last month gave verbal approval to a settlement of nearly $200 million for victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by the now-defunct New England Compounding Center, Boston Business Journal reported last month. … more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Rhode Island $1 million for three state cleanup projects. more
NEWPORT – The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation last month announced a $100,000 campaign to restore the habitat for herons and other shoreline birds on the 17-acre island in Narragansett Bay, the Newport Daily News reported. more
BOSTON – A Massachusetts environmental-services company has agreed to pay more than $650,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging it submitted false bills and records on multiple public contracts for sewer, storage tank and catch-basin cleaning, maintenance and repair, and illegally discharged sewage and wastewater, outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month. more
True to the old saying, March came in like a lion with up to seven inches of snow falling in some parts of Rhode Island Sunday night into Monday morning, prompting more rounds of cancellations and delays. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
The R.I. Emergency Management Agency is urging people to take precautions as the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the state that is expected to last through Thursday morning. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants program, which offers grants to assist small or beginning farmers markets and promote the sale of Rhode Island-grown agricultural products and local seafood. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off Massachusetts that may generate as much as 5 gigawatts of electricity, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
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