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Environment
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Hermine, the first hurricane to hit Florida since 2005, has weakened, but is still expected to make an impact in Rhode Island. more
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last month rejected a request from electric utilities to make ratepayers cover the costs to pay for new natural gas pipelines, and the decision is having a reverberating effect in Rhode Island. While … more
Isaac Ginis, an internationally renowned hurricane expert, is a professor at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Ginis, who was the first scientist to show the role the ocean plays in the path and intensity of hurricanes, talks with Providence Business News about his research and the 2016 hurricane season. more
By the year 2040, the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area will have the unfortunate distinction of being among the top 20 most wrinkle prone areas in the country. more
(Updated 11:04 a.m.) A federal project to build a liquefied natural gas processing facility in Providence is not in the city’s best interest, said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, in a statement released by his office. The mayor cited environmental concerns associated with hydraulic fracking, which he said is devastating communities located near the extraction sources of natural gas. more
Chef Walter Potenza is very familiar with the reign of central Italy that has suffered through a severe earthquake. He was born in a town about an hour east of the village of Amatrice that was virtually leveled when the quake struck. more
1 The role of Save The Bay includes environmental advocacy and education. How do you balance the two? Save The Bay's commitment to environmental education is strategic and reflects our belief that advocacy for the bay begins with education. … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has issued a statewide drought advisory based on findings and assessments from the state’s Drought Steering Committee. more
Environmentalists rejoiced on Wednesday when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said it is unlawful for state energy regulators to approve long-term, ratepayer-backed contracts with energy distribution companies to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed Monday to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. more
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