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Environment
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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday announced a citywide sustainability initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb climate change. more
Capt. Thomas McGinn, owner of Providence River Boat Co., knows the shallow waters of the upper Providence River as well as anyone. more
Don’t let the small mountain of coal overlooking the Port of Providence fool you. more
Rhode Island has among the fewest properties at risk for hurricane storm surges, according to CoreLogic, which examined 19 states and the District of Columbia along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines. more
An energy report on Thursday predicted Rhode Island could generate enough electricity from wind to power nearly 300,000 homes in 2030. more
To the Editor: In response to your recent article (“Bill to create national park unit in Blackstone River Valley clears House committee,” Sept. 22, 2014), the National Parks Conservation Association greatly welcomes the opportunity to add the historic Blackstone River Valley into the National Park System for all Americans to experience and enjoy. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has launched the new Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool to help consumers save money and improve their homes’ energy efficiency through recommended home improvement projects, according to regional administrator Curt Spalding. more
National Grid on Monday announced its fiscal 2016 statewide infrastructure “safety and reliability” plan to improve its electric and natural gas systems, totaling an estimated $150 million. more
(Updated 2:40 p.m.) Initial construction activities for the Block Island Wind Farm have begun, the company launching the five-turbine farm announced Monday. more
The tantalizing promise of offshore wind energy as a growth industry for Rhode Island was again touted by state leaders last week, as several dozen employees at a marine fabrication company in North Kingstown started work on components of the Block … more
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