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Tricia Jedele is the vice president and director of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Rhode Island office. Before serving at CLF, Jedele was a special assistant attorney general and an environmental advocate for the state for more than 10 years and represented the Ocean State on several major environmental cases. At CLF, Jedele is currently working on Clean Air Act litigation involving the state landfill and Clean Water Act litigation involving stormwater pollution. She holds a B.A. in political science from Providence College and a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law. more
The city’s Department of Planning and Development received $3.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect city residents from the hazards of lead-based paint in their homes. more
Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She has also published more than a dozen articles on the chemical and biological processes used for sustainable water and wastewater purification, as well as collaborated on several projects. Most recently, she is working with Jordanian researchers to improve desalination technology. She has been working on embedding silver nanoparticles into the membranes used in current systems. The nanoparticles will slow bacteria growth and reduce contamination, as well as maintenance because operations will no longer need to be shut down to clean the machines. The yearlong collaboration (which began in 2014) between several Jordanian and U.S. researchers is backed by a $314,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development and a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Oyanedel-Craver holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and a B.S. and an M.S. from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. more
Misquamicut businesses certainly would not have chosen to be flooded, wiped out or generally whipped by the remnants of Superstorm Sandy – but more than a year after the storm did its damage, the concept of “we’re better than before” is echoing among many of the owners of hotels, motels and restaurants in the seaside village in Westerly. more
New federal flood maps have made it difficult for some Rhode Island property owners to sell, insure or rebuild their houses, but state officials say the maps still understate how vulnerable beachfront communities are to future storms. more
BOSTON – Two Massachusetts projects have been awarded more than a half-million dollars under a competitive national grant competition to reduce diesel emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is seeking nominations for membership on the new Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Advisory Committee. more
“Green” initiatives at Rhode Island hotels and R.I. Convention Center are sought after by large groups, though individual travelers, it seems, have come to take the benefits for granted. more
Massachusetts was named the most energy-efficient state for the third year in a row, according to the seventh State Energy Efficiency Scorecard produced by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
The Rhode Island Environmental Monitoring Collaborative sees a roughly $3 million shortfall in funding in the next two state and federal budget cycles for what it views as critical monitoring operations of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. more
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