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When it rains, some people aren’t content to just let all that water fall to earth – they’re collecting it in rain barrels. more
Bristol has 37 rights of way that lead to the shoreline and at least 11 of them are now linked to an online mapping tool created by the Coastal Resources Management Council for public use. more
It seems natural in the Ocean State that engineering companies and university researchers would sooner or later zero in on the mission to harvest energy from waves in the sea. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week signed an executive order promoting environmental justice across the state, reaffirming his administration’s commitment to parks, open space and “sound environmental policy.” more
In 2002, the state passed enabling legislation, the Rhode Island Stormwater Management and Utility Act that allows cities and towns to establish stormwater utilities. more
To the Editor: In response to your recent article (“Bill to create national park unit in Blackstone River Valley clears House committee,” Sept. 22, 2014), the National Parks Conservation Association greatly welcomes the opportunity to add the historic Blackstone River Valley into the National Park System for all Americans to experience and enjoy. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $205,000 in grants to Rhode Island projects that promote “specialty crops” last October. This month the department concluded another round of 16 applications for an additional $150,000 in grants that will be awarded in the fall. more
BOSTON – The owner of an Attleboro-based industrial-wastewater-treatment facility has agreed to pay up to $200,000 and make major modifications to its treatment system to resolve allegations that the company failed to properly process and treat nonhazardous industrial wastewater, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in a statement. more
NARRAGANSETT – R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit last week unveiled the new R.I. Marine Fisheries Institute at an event at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus. more
BOSTON – Fall River is among 14 communities nationwide sharing $860,000 intended to help expand green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week. more
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