Updated February 11 at 6:26pm
Environment
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A new electric vehicle incentive program to spur electric vehicle use by Rhode Islanders was unveiled Friday by officials at the 2016 Northeast International Auto Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. more
Toxic chemical releases increased 26.9 percent in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to Toxic Release Inventory data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week. more
A former Smithfield resident bequeathed $6.8 million to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and The Nature Conservancy’s Rhode Island chapter for land and water conservation, the largest single donation in ASRI’s 117-year history. more
The Aquidneck Land Trust on Monday said it has conserved two properties – a 12.5-acre parcel known as the Arnow property in Middletown and the 14.75-acre Wild Moor property off Hammersmith Road in Newport. more
With Flint, Mich.'s lead-fouled drinking water still making news, recent revelations that staffing at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council are below previous levels is a source of concern. … more
Dean Hoxsie, chief of the Narragansett Police Department, was hired to lead the R.I. Department of Environmental Management Division of Law Enforcement. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Roger Williams University. more
State environmental agencies have less staff to adequately protect Rhode Island waters than in the past, and that could negatively impact the local economy, say advocates. On Jan. 14, Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Rhode … more
A winter storm watch is in effect for southern Rhode Island this weekend, which is expected to receive the most snow at 4 to 7 inches, while the northern half of the state may see accumulation between 2 and 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service. more
Roger Williams Park Zoo has won the Quarter Century Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, in the company of 118 other facilities across the country. more
The state Department of Environment Management is making $380,000 in grant funding available to help local farmers and food partners grow their businesses. more
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