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In the Northeast United States, 29.1 percent of all trucks on the highway are equipped with clean diesel engines, according to data compiled by R.L. Polk and Co. for the Diesel Technology Forum. more
Scientists and students from the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University are documenting seaweed species statewide to track changes in biodiversity, an interest spurred by the rising numbers of invasive seaweed species found on the Rhode Island coast every year. more
Global warming, not just over fishing may be a contributing factor to the dwindling stocks of cod, WBUR-FM 90.7, Massachusetts Public Radio reported. more
WASHINGTON – Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and his Massachusetts counterpart, Martha Coakley, this month joined a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a newly proposed rule for reducing air pollution from passenger cars and trucks. more
Aquidneck Land Trust has acquired a perpetual conservation easement from the Randall family on 10.65 acres of land on Newport’s Berkeley Avenue, the land trust announced Wednesday. more
In the final days of the recently ended 2013 session, the R.I. General Assembly passed legislation, which Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee subsequently signed, that will put our state on the road toward a statewide mattress recycling program endorsed by industry, supported by environmental advocates and welcomed by municipalities. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has signed into law legislation to establish a program for the “proper recycling, reuse and disposal of mattresses,” according to a news release. more
Bidding for two wind farm lease areas off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts in federal waters began Wednesday morning through the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management website. more
Center for Women and Enterprise will receive $375,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration grants toward Hurricane Sandy recovery, the SBA announced Wednesday. more
Save The Bay’s Narragansett Baykeeper talks about heavy rains’ impact on the state’s natural estuary. more
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