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Environment
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Newport's Point neighborhood sits just feet above sea level, north of the piers and public spaces that draw so many tourists every year to the City by the Sea. The problem is that for this historic neighborhood, at least, it's more like City in the … more
Colleen Dalton, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Brown University, recently received a CAREER Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious honor for early-career faculty. The grant will help Dalton … more
Mission: To protect birds, other wildlife and their habitat through conservation, education and advocacy for the benefit of people and all living things. Year founded: 1897 Executive director: Lawrence J. F. Taft … more
Nicknamed the Ocean State, Rhode Island is home to thousands of boaters, various fishing companies, a Naval base and a prodigious port-based economy – all of which rely heavily on fossil fuel-powered machinery and vessels. The maritime … more
Deepwater Wind LLC, the company building the only U.S. offshore wind farm, is looking at a Brooklyn waterfront site as a staging ground as it pursues a potential project off the south shore of Long Island, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. more
Starting Feb. 1, two University of Rhode Island graduates who received master’s degrees in marine affairs will spend a year working on ocean and coastal policy issues in Washington, D.C. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has approved $300,000 in enhanced incentives to support the installation of LED streetlights and control technologies in the city. Conversions from traditional streetlights to … more
Skimming above the water heading south toward Block Island aboard the Ava Pearl, a high-speed catamaran, in mid-October, a line of offshore wind turbines begins to grow ever-larger on the horizon. The excitement among the nearly 100 passengers – … more
Dennis Watson financed his first solar system for a homeowner in California in 2009. For the next five years, he helped roughly 2,000 more homeowners with financing to own solar systems. The introduction to the solar industry would … more
WESTERLY – Homeowners along the coast may have a chance to elevate their home against floods and sea-level rise, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Nov. 11. "The elevation makes sense," said Grover Fugate, R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council … more
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