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Rhode Island experienced seven unhealthy air quality days this year, compared with 12 days in 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Regional Office reported Monday. more
Four Rhode Island teams won prizes of outdoor gear and camping equipment at the fourth and final event in the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s 2013 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit on Saturday, Aug. 17, the DEM announced Thursday. more
Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone has asked the the R.I. General Assembly to enact House Bill 6031 to reduce the number of cesspools in the state and to ensure cleaner, safer water, reduce beach and shellfishing closures, and better protect the public health. 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
Marion Gold is Rhode Island’s second commissioner of energy resources, leading the state’s environmental planning at a critical time when climate change, increasingly intense storms and a sluggish economy have to merge into viable energy policy. more
President Barack Obama outlined his vision for a comprehensive plan to combat carbon pollution and climate change earlier this week at Georgetown University and the White House released state-by-state reports or “fact sheets” on the impact of climate change the following day. 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
A proposal in the General Assembly is designed to combat long-running water-shortage issues across the south of the state, but unanswered questions and entrenched interests make consideration of the bill, much less enactment, less than a sure thing in the last month of the legislative session. more
U.S. wind-power capacity grew 31 percent in 2011, accounting for 35 percent of all new electricity-generation capacity, the American Wind Energy Association said. more
PROVIDENCE – Save The Bay has received a federal grant of nearly $72,000 to support its environmental-education program, The Associated Press reported last week. more
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