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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
Municipal officials from across the state gathered at the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation today to accept their share of the state’s $740,626 in recycling profit. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. more
“Green” and “clean” are adjectives being used increasingly to describe Rhode Island marinas, as well as the boats that take harbor there. more
A few years ago Point Judith scallop captain Michael Marchetti had a conversation with Peg Parker, the executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. They talked about scallop guts, or viscera, the part of the animal that every scallop boat tosses overboard as an unused byproduct, saving only the white meats that end up on dinner plates. “Michael was interested in coming up with ways to use the viscera that might benefit the fishing industry,” Parker said. more
Massachusetts was named the most energy-efficient state for the third year in a row, according to the seventh State Energy Efficiency Scorecard produced by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
The Rhode Island Environmental Monitoring Collaborative sees a roughly $3 million shortfall in funding in the next two state and federal budget cycles for what it views as critical monitoring operations of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. 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 New England Clean Energy Council has named The NanoSteel Co. Inc. its Emerging Company of the Year, the company announced Friday. more
Coal is on its way out in New England and the future of the region’s largest coal-fired power plant, Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, is uncertain. more
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