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Environment
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The Baker-Polito administration recently announced that nearly $4 million in grants are being awarded to 80 cities, towns, regional groups and nonprofit organizations for recycling, composting and waste reduction. more
More than $1 million in federal assistance has been delivered to Rhode Island to help cover the costs of the Jan. 26-28 severe winter storm that covered parts of the state in up to 3 feet of snow, said state and federal officials. more
A biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has received a $6 million National Science Foundation grant for research to show how the nervous system functions in health and disease. more
The R.I. Emergency Management Agency and the town of Bristol will host a joint press conference on Wednesday to announce the implementation of CodeRED, an emergency notification system designed to deliver critical communications to the state’s residents. more
Rhode Island has among the fewest properties at risk for hurricane storm surges, according to CoreLogic, which examined 19 states and the District of Columbia along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines. more
Cox Communications and the James M. Cox Foundation have announced a $125,000 challenge grant for Save The Bay, which will be used to create a public access pier in south Providence. more
Toxic chemical releases increased 26.9 percent in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to Toxic Release Inventory data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week. more
(Updated, 5:55 p.m.) In an inaugural study of Rhode Island’s clean-energy industry, the state is recommending a number of steps be taken to help further expand the sector. more
The R.I. Resource Recovery Corp. will launch the second phase of its anti-contamination campaign this week to teach residents how to recycle smarter. more
State beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday, according to the state Department of Environmental Management. more
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