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When the smallest city in the littlest state is emerging from a bankruptcy declared in 2011, the budget for a project such as trash cans for the public park is not just small – it’s nonexistent. more
Researchers from Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware will share a $6 million grant to study the effects of recent severe storms on state watersheds, Boston.com reported. more
PROVIDENCE – A Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association official testified in Washington last week in favor of federal legislation that could secure funding to protect the Pawcatuck River and other streams in the region, The Associated Press reported. more
WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service of Rhode Island is accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Up to $70,000 will be awarded statewide. more
Zipcar is measuring environmental progress in the number of green-decaled cars it’s spreading through the streets of Providence. more
The publicly congenial competition between Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind and Massachusetts’ Cape Wind to launch the first U.S. offshore wind farm and attract spinoffs is intensifying as both energy companies flaunt contracts for the production of wind turbines. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Wetland Program Development Grants to Rhode Island out of 16 grants totaling $1.5 million for projects in New England, the EPA announced Tuesday. more
Hurricane season often causes concern for many local businesses, but for Rhode Island’s surfers and surf shops, it can be the most wonderful time of the year. more
BOSTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered a $366.25 million settlement with AVX Corp. that will expedite the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination from New Bedford Harbor and achieve cleanup goals within seven years, rather than 40 years under current funding levels. more
When the sea comes in and washes through your house, it’s a disturbingly clear message that it’s time to elevate. more
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