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The University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative launched a new website on Monday dedicated to promoting the issue of climate change. more
BOSTON – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory data release this month shows overall releases of pollutants to the environment in Rhode Island decreased in 2012. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced that $150,000 in farm-viability grant funds will be available to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. more
To the Editor: I write in response to the article, “Johnston landfill again subject of legal dispute,” Jan. 13, 2014. My family settled in Johnston in 1977, and I grew up here. I returned to raise my own family in the town, but worry about pollution from the landfill. I have friends and relatives who must keep their windows closed against odors and harmful emissions. Some moved away. more
It is an odd turn of phrase to say that winter creates friction. But it’s true. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Friday signed an executive order creating the R.I. Executive Climate Change Council, an agency formed to advise the governor, the General Assembly and the public on environmental best practices and strategies to address the challenge of global climate change. more
Many Rhode Islanders perplexed by the glossy mailings from energy provider North American Power last month, or the company’s television ads, never thought about buying electricity from anyone other than a utility. more
University of Rhode Island professor Arijit Bose and associate professor Geoff Bothun, both chemical engineers, are working on collaborative research projects on potential new oil dispersants, funded by more than $1.4 million in grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and other sources. more
Time has proven the initial guiding document between Deepwater Wind and the state – the Joint Development Agreement, or JDA – ambitious, with a host of unmet target dates. more
Beach erosion may seem unstoppable to seaside business communities in South Kingstown and Westerly, but new rules designed to allow experimentation to curb it could provide some short-term relief – if property owners decide to try it. more
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