Environment
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Researchers are working to complete a multi-year study on the effectiveness of tick management techniques this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. more
A $10-$12 million food-scrap digester that will produce biogas energy for sale to National Grid is planned for an 8-acre site at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown, according to Tony Callendrello, chief operating officer for the developer, NEO Energy LLC. more
An agreement announced earlier this week is likely to stir more controversy over the Cape Wind and Deepwater Wind projects, according to CommonWealth magazine. more
Municipal officials from across the state gathered at the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation today to accept their share of the state’s $740,626 in recycling profit. more
The population of Saltmarsh Sparrows is declining in Rhode Island with the loss of salt marshes due to sea-level rise – and that’s a potential concern to not only naturalists but the state’s tourism industry as well, says Scott Comings, director of land and freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. more
Environment Rhode Island released a report Friday highlighting the environmental impact of power plants as the country’s largest contributors to global warming pollution and calling for support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon pollution standards. more
National Grid Tuesday praised the findings of a report calling for improvements to the electrical grid in light of Hurricane Sandy. more
Save The Bay’s Narragansett Baykeeper talks about heavy rains’ impact on the state’s natural estuary. more
The University of Rhode Island will host a Google+ Hangout Thursday, Aug. 8, to talk about all things sharks, the school announced. The Web event is tied into perennial favorite Discovery Channel series “Shark Week,” which kicked off Sunday. more
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