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In the Northeast United States, 29.1 percent of all trucks on the highway are equipped with clean diesel engines, according to data compiled by R.L. Polk and Co. for the Diesel Technology Forum. more
Just back from a monthlong expedition in the waters off Antarctica, the research is far from over for a team from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography studying the tiny, shrimp-like sea animal called krill, the focus of the expedition. more
CVS Caremark Corp. workers team up with the Ocean Conservancy on June 15 to collect more than 1,000 pounds of trash from the coastline at Colt State Park in Bristol. The event was part of a national environmental employee-engagement campaign, the CVS Caremark Shoreline Cleanup, that has provided CVS workers with the opportunity to make a difference in their local communities. To date, CVS workers have collected thousands of pounds of trash at cleanup events from San Diego to Miami. more
PROVIDENCE – Reducing the paper and packaging-material waste stream in Rhode Island is of “critical importance to extending the life of the Central Landfill,” according to a report released last week by the Special Legislative Commission to Study Producer Responsibility Models for Paper and Packaging. more
BOSTON – North Kingstown is one of three U.S. communities that will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help apply smart-growth approaches to improve their economy and create jobs while protecting health and the environment. The other two areas selected are Mississippi County, Ark., and Kelso, Wash. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee celebrated the launch of a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations on Roger Williams University campus Tuesday, unveiling one of the first of the charging stations to be installed in Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – The Senate has passed legislation that would make Rhode Island the 40th member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement between states that promotes uniform wildlife law enforcement across state boundaries. more
North Kingstown will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement “smart growth” strategies to improve the economy, boost job creation and protect health and the environment, the EPA announced Thursday. more
The nonprofit environmental news source ecoRI News, which was founded in Rhode Island in 2009, is launching a sister site – ecoMass.org – in order to cover environmental and social-justice news in Massachusetts. more
Researchers at Roger Williams University have been awarded a $12,166 grant to investigate levels of mercury in scup, a native Atlantic Ocean fish that is commonly caught and eaten in Rhode Island, the university announced Monday. more
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