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A decadelong study of water quality in Narragansett Bay by oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island has found that reductions in nitrogen discharged into the bay from sewage treatment plants has resulted in much clearer water and fewer algae blooms. more
Michael Magee has joined Chiefs for Change, a nationwide nonprofit focused on local education, as its first CEO. more
If promises matter, it’s been a very good stretch for renewable power. At the end of July, Hillary Clinton said that as president she would aim to get 33 percent of the U.S.’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027 - up from about 13 percent today (half of it from hydro). more
Venezuela is slipping toward a humanitarian crisis. News of its latest economic low point, or of President Nicolas Maduro’s most recent political tantrum, tends to eclipse this slow-motion disaster. more
Commercial health insurance rates have been approved for 2016 by the health insurance commissioner, and while all are higher than what was approved last year, the amounts are lower than what was requested by most insurers. more
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the general obligation bond rating for East Providence by two levels, to A2, recognizing the city’s continued trend of fiscal stability, increased reserves and stable tax base. more
The University of Massachusetts earned a record 65 U.S. patents in fiscal 2015, keeping the five-campus UMass system in the top ranks of research universities nationwide. more
A biology professor at Providence College is part of a team of scientists, including a former PC student, who were awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation for research in biology-related topics. more
The eighth annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit on Thursday will feature a morning address by state Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor about Rhode Island’s economy and its relationship to the supply chain industry. more
Rhode Island earned more failing grades for its business climate Tuesday, in a national ranking of small-business sentiment compiled by the website company Thumbtack Inc. more
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