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As the first winter storm of 2014 bears down on Rhode Island, National Grid issued a statement Thursday saying its crews are prepared to handle the power outages likely to result from heavy snow accumulation, high winds and potential flooding. more
Millions of dollars in federal, state and private money have created a small boom in state-of-the-art, fishway construction projects on many Rhode Island rivers and streams. more
Dennis Nixon, the new director of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, has long been involved in the environmental, legal and social currents of the waterways of the Ocean State. more
Cape Wind, the proposed $2.6 billion wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts criticized by local residents, including the Kennedy family, will qualify for a key federal tax credit that expires at the end of the year, according to its turbine supplier Siemens AG, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. more
The Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit Monday against the owners and operators of Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act. more
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
When the sea comes in and washes through your house, it’s a disturbingly clear message that it’s time to elevate. 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
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