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Environment
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NEW BEDFORD – Southern New England's fading lobster fishery will be subject to a battery of new regulations, possibly closed fishing areas and stricter size standards, to try to save the crustacean's population. The number of adult … more
When I first ran for office, I campaigned on a platform of “environmental economics.” What does that mean? It means putting wind turbines, solar arrays and small-scale renewable energy projects at the forefront of economic development. more
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast. more
A $107 million development project slated to bring power to-and-from Block Island has hit a snafu this week, as the utility company heading the venture has rejected a request from the town for a “large sum” of money in exchange for granting an extension of time for the project. more
As we mark Earth Day on April 22, it is a good time to reaffirm the idea that partnerships and working together are powerful tools for environmental protection. more
All across New England we keep seeing the same thing: rivers, ponds, and even coastal water showing signs of stress and decline due to excess nutrients and other pollutants that are deposited directly into waterbodies when stormwater flows after storms. more
WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel Henry B. Bigelow will be permanently homeported in Newport, Sen. Jack Reed announced April 12. The 209-foot, $54 million ship supports NOAA's mission … more
Dear Editor: In response to your lead editorial on energy, "Renewable energy changes grid care, but we all should pay," published in the April 8 edition: More than 100 studies conducted across the country substantiate the dividends … more
Power plants are inherently controversial and the proposed 1,000-megawatt Invenergy Thermal Development LLC project in Burrillville is no exception. The $700 million Clear River Energy Center already has sparked debate, demonstrated most … more
An additional $300,000 has been committed by the Slater Technology Fund to Enhanced Energy Group to lead the final $600,000 tranche of its seed financing. more
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