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Save The Bay is urging the Coastal Resources Management Council to require property owners in Matunuck to remove shoreline walls that it claims were illegally installed in the past several years. more
An anonymous, $1.5 million gift to the Moses Brown School will be used to establish a sailing and marine education center in Cranston at the former Edgewood Yacht Club. more
Fishery management traditionally has focused on fishing pressure, the removal of animals from a population with nets, lines and traps, as the only statistic worth using in the regulatory equation. more
Rhode Island will receive $193,090 in federal funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make the state’s coastline more resilient to future storms and rising sea levels. more
J. Kent Dresser, right, has been on a career path in the marine industry since becoming one of the youngest captains in the region at age 18. Spending so much time around docks, he noticed how much trouble many recreational boaters have handling their boats. His willingness to help with informal training eventually turned into Confident Captain/Ocean Pros. The Middletown-based business offers land-based training for small-boat operators and mariners in the military services. more
Brown University will launch a new Institute for the Study of Environment and Society, adding over the next several years up to 11 faculty who would serve as fellows, school officials said late Monday. more
Small businesses are working with Clean Water Action and the state Department of Environmental Management to recycle mercury-containing lighting fixtures, such as compact fluorescent bulbs. more
The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has awarded $1.16 million in grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to local public and private schools and school districts. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has launched the new Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool to help consumers save money and improve their homes’ energy efficiency through recommended home improvement projects, according to regional administrator Curt Spalding. more
The dirtiest coal in the United States is becoming the most popular, thanks to tightening emission standards forcing power plants to reduce pollutants. more
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