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The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has awarded $429,239 in Massachusetts Environmental Trust grants to support 13 local projects to improve water quality and restoration of the state’s rivers, ponds and watersheds. more
The University of Massachusetts on Monday announced $865,000 in grants under the President’s Science and Technology Initiatives Fund to support seven faculty research projects ranging from climatology and wind energy to health care and laser technology. more
Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
Rhode Island has positioned itself as a leader in the offshore wind energy movement alongside Massachusetts, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation assessing offshore wind progress among Atlantic Coast states. more
Nearly 42,000 single-family homes in the Providence-Warwick metro area are located within storm-surge risk zones, and nearly 10,000 of those are at extreme risk, according to the 2014 storm-surge analysis released Thursday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
The School for Marine Science & Technology at the University of Massachusetts Darmouth has received $4.4 million for sea scallop research under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Cooperative Research Program. more
U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline announced Tuesday that Rhode Island will receive $432,696 in federal funding under the Land and Water Conservation Fund. more
Thanks to a National Park Service grant program, 23 projects in 10 Rhode Island cities and towns are on the receiving end of a total of $2.8 million designed to repair damage done by Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012 and to prepare for future potential damage. more
Oysters, which account for about 98 percent of all Rhode Island aquaculture products, increased in value by 49 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to David Beutel, aquaculture coordinator for the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. more
Businesses will play an increasingly important role in disaster preparedness and recovery with the anticipated official launch this month of a public-private partnership called the Rhode Island Business Alliance, said Pete Gaynor, director of emergency management for Providence. more
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