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Misquamicut businesses certainly would not have chosen to be flooded, wiped out or generally whipped by the remnants of Superstorm Sandy – but more than a year after the storm did its damage, the concept of “we’re better than before” is echoing among many of the owners of hotels, motels and restaurants in the seaside village in Westerly. more
Rhode Island has joined seven other states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, in petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require states upwind of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions to reduce air pollution generated within their borders. more
New federal flood maps have made it difficult for some Rhode Island property owners to sell, insure or rebuild their houses, but state officials say the maps still understate how vulnerable beachfront communities are to future storms. more
BOSTON – Two Massachusetts projects have been awarded more than a half-million dollars under a competitive national grant competition to reduce diesel emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is seeking nominations for membership on the new Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Advisory Committee. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has run into a frustrating wall of silence in its bid to get federal re-evaluation of flood maps for Washington County. CRMC Executive Director Grover Fugate told Providence Business News in a Page 1 story the maps understate the vulnerability of beachfront communities to future storms. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is scheduled to go underground in a small cage elevator Tuesday to get a close-up view of progress on the Narragansett Bay Commission’s $1 billion Combined Sewer Overflow Project. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has extended the deadline for the submission of recreation acquisition and development grants to Dec. 6. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is looking to burnish his environmental bona fides these days by reworking Rhode Island’s existing energy goals, specifically by allowing large-scale hydroelectric power to be included as part of the state’s allotment of renewable energy. more
U.S. emissions of methane - a greenhouse gas - are probably 50 percent higher than current estimates show, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. more
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