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Environment
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The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch program, now in its 29th year, is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in Rhode Island. It works with volunteers to collect data on water quality in the state’s lakes, ponds, streams and bays, and the data are used by watershed conservation organizations, policy makers, regulators and state and local officials to make decisions that improve and protect the health of local waters. more
The Acadia Center, along with other stakeholders, sent a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo this week asking that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative be strengthened and greenhouse gas reductions be pursued beyond the power sector. more
Rhode Island will receive $7.7 million this year to fund fish and wildlife conservation projects, as well as recreational opportunities and open space preservation, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Tuesday. more
A new state compost law, which could open the door to a host of new small-scale entrepreneurship, will be the focus of the 2016 RI Compost Conference & Trade Show scheduled for Thursday. more
Thanks to a federal grant, University of Rhode Island ocean engineers and researchers in four other New England coastal states can continue to explore ways to protect shorelines. more
BURRILLVILLE – While the state Energy Facility Siting Board is busy considering a proposal for a new natural gas power plant here, there has been little movement on the project with local officials. Invenergy Thermal Development LLC of … more
In 2001, I started my first company and created the tag line "Making Ideas a Reality." I've always liked the expression, "A good idea executed is better than a great idea that isn't." Gen. George S. Patton Jr. had a similar, but more extreme … more
Offshore wind companies need to install 500 megawatts annually for the next 15 years for the technology to make economic sense in the U.S., according to Dong Energy A/S, the world’s biggest developer of sea-based turbines. more
The fall 2015 Solarize Rhode Island campaign resulted in 250 solar contracts being signed by local residents and businesses, totaling more than 1,700 kilowatts of new clean energy capacity. more
Much to the chagrin of high-energy-use companies, Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, is looking to assess a fee on the sale of all fossil fuel in Rhode Island. Regunberg in January filed a bill calling for carbon pricing, claiming one way … more
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