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Environment
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An energy report on Thursday predicted Rhode Island could generate enough electricity from wind to power nearly 300,000 homes in 2030. more
Mayor Angel Taveras said that the city will begin free curbside pickup of Christmas trees Jan. 12 through 24. more
Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo said she will reappoint Janet L. Coit as director of the state Department of Environmental Management, and will submit her name to the Senate next month for reconfirmation. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has given out “Superfund Excellence in Site Re-use” awards for projects that installed solar energy farms at former landfills in Massachusetts. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off Massachusetts that may generate as much as 5 gigawatts of electricity, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public meetings throughout the state next month to discuss the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan and how it relates to conservation in Rhode Island. more
Brown University junior Sophie Purdom, an environmental economist, was sharing tea with a fellow student and geologist in the kitchen at the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching in late October, when their conversation took a productive turn. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $495,000 to fund two marine projects in the state, including one in New Bedford. more
An industry that put southwest Rhode Island on the economic map – more than 150 years ago – has today become a pit of controversy. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has unanimously approved the final submerged lands lease and two joint licenses and assents for Deepwater Wind’s five-turbine wind project off Block Island at its meeting last week. more
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