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BOSTON – Massachusetts, taking a cue from the World Bank, is selling $100 million in debt called Green Bonds, saying it’s the first U.S. state to issue such securities to fund environmental projects, Bloomberg News report said. more
The R.I. and Providence Plantations Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission is slated to administer $3 million in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants from the National Parks Commission. more
Rhode Island ranked No. 17 on the 2013 edition of U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index report from Clean Edge Inc., a leading clean technology research and consulting firm. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has received a $500,000 grant from the federal government to support Hurricane Sandy-related cleanup efforts in the Ocean State, announced Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. more
A proposal in the General Assembly is designed to combat long-running water-shortage issues across the south of the state, but unanswered questions and entrenched interests make consideration of the bill, much less enactment, less than a sure thing in the last month of the legislative session. more
The organizers of the annual BoldrDash race at Yawgoo Valley Ski and Sport took their show to Misquamicut Beach on May 18 and 19, with a 5-kilometer obstacle course that included tire runs, scalable walls and wading through the surf to raise money for nonprofit “Bring Back the Beach.” more
The powerful rivers that course through Canada’s vast northern wilderness helped define the country and are one of its greatest natural resources. Using dams and turbines, Canada has tapped the rivers to build a growing hydroelectric industry, with New England as its chief export market. more
More than 16,500 properties in the Ocean State are at risk of storm surge damage, according to an annual report from real estate-data firm CoreLogic. Of those 16,722 at-risk Rhode Island properties, 3,899 were described as being at “extreme risk” of hurricane-related storm surge damage. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked No. 22 on the annual American Fitness Index, a list that ranks the country’s 50 largest metro areas using indicators such as access to health care, smoking and obesity rates. more
Rhode Island House Democrats have backed off a plan to move business permitting functions of two state environmental agencies under the authority of a proposed state commerce office. more
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