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Environment
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Local fishermen this year have had a tough time with a species of red seaweed, an algae, that looks like matted hair. The algae began to bloom and spread in May. more
Resolute Racing Shells of Bristol sold its first boat to Japan in December, and is following up with two more, through a referral the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association helped the firm make to federal and state commerce agencies. more
It’s not surprising that businesses facing the bill for a $40 million Blackstone River toxic-waste cleanup consider the federal Superfund project overkill. more
>(Updated 3 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 4:13 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.) A flurry of cancellations have been announced in advance of a blizzard expected to bring potentially hurricane-force winds, and dump as much as 30 inches of snow on the region. more
The publicly congenial competition between Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind and Massachusetts’ Cape Wind to launch the first U.S. offshore wind farm and attract spinoffs is intensifying as both energy companies flaunt contracts for the production of wind turbines. more
Developers of three clean energy projects in Rhode Island issued projections in the final months of 2013 suggesting that they could ultimately create 595 jobs in the state, earning Rhode Island a place among the top 10 states for clean energy job announcements in the fourth quarter. more
In 2014, the General Assembly considered new legislation to address environmental and land-use regulation in the state. Some of the new laws that passed follow in the footsteps of last year’s efforts to minimize the impacts of regulation, environmental and otherwise, on business. Such efforts continue to be important and critical to our economic growth. more
National Grid will begin work this month on the Rhode Island segments of the Interstate Reliability Project, a multimillion dollar effort to improve New England’s electricity transmission system. more
(Updated 3:08 p.m. and 12:20 p.m. Wednesday) Two Rhode Island wastewater treatment plants were recently recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency with 2014 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Awards. more
Brown University junior Sophie Purdom, an environmental economist, was sharing tea with a fellow student and geologist in the kitchen at the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching in late October, when their conversation took a productive turn. more
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