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Rhode Island waters are an informal jigsaw puzzle of oyster farms, territory for wild harvesting of shellfish, water-skiing areas, fishing spots and just plain beautiful water for boating or spectacular views. more
With “Rubbish” the title of an anthropology course at Rhode Island College, it’s the latest sign state colleges are stepping up the focus on sustainability. more
PROVIDENCE – Jamestown and the Narragansett Bay Commission were among the winners at the annual Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association banquet held in May, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced. more
Marion Gold is Rhode Island’s second commissioner of energy resources, leading the state’s environmental planning at a critical time when climate change, increasingly intense storms and a sluggish economy have to merge into viable energy policy. more
Contestants in the 2013 Miss Rhode Island pageant join other volunteers on May 18 to help clean up the Seekonk River. The project was hosted by the Miss RI Scholarship Program and the Narragansett Bay Commission, which contributed a $500 grant toward the cleanup. The project, which included the planting of cordgrass along the banks of the river, took place at the commission’s Bucklin Point wastewater-treatment facility in East Providence. The Miss Rhode Island competition will be held June 1. more
As Deepwater Wind LLC fights to install five wind turbines off Block Island, a much bigger contest to harness the wind in southern New England waters is about to begin in earnest. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has award $2.5 million in grants to the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. to help “protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and from other home health and safety hazards,” HUD announced Friday. more
The former Walton & Lonsbury Inc. facility in Attleboro has been added to the National Properties List of Superfund sites by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
BOSTON – The West Broadway Neighborhood Association and WaterFire Providence are the two Rhode Island recipients of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfield grants aimed at protecting health and cleaning up communities. more
AUSTIN, Texas – Fitch Ratings this month assigned a AAA rating to $49 million in Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency’s water-pollution-control, revolving-fund revenue bonds. The rating outlook is stable. more
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