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The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has run into a frustrating wall of silence in its bid to get federal re-evaluation of flood maps for Washington County. CRMC Executive Director Grover Fugate told Providence Business News in a Page 1 story the maps understate the vulnerability of beachfront communities to future storms. more
U.S. emissions of methane - a greenhouse gas - are probably 50 percent higher than current estimates show, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has extended the deadline for the submission of recreation acquisition and development grants to Dec. 6. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is looking to burnish his environmental bona fides these days by reworking Rhode Island’s existing energy goals, specifically by allowing large-scale hydroelectric power to be included as part of the state’s allotment of renewable energy. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is scheduled to go underground in a small cage elevator Tuesday to get a close-up view of progress on the Narragansett Bay Commission’s $1 billion Combined Sewer Overflow Project. more
Rhode Island has joined seven other states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, in petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require states upwind of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions to reduce air pollution generated within their borders. more
As the first winter storm of 2014 bears down on Rhode Island, National Grid issued a statement Thursday saying its crews are prepared to handle the power outages likely to result from heavy snow accumulation, high winds and potential flooding. more
Millions of dollars in federal, state and private money have created a small boom in state-of-the-art, fishway construction projects on many Rhode Island rivers and streams. more
Dennis Nixon, the new director of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, has long been involved in the environmental, legal and social currents of the waterways of the Ocean State. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. more
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