Updated February 12 at 7:12pm
Natural Resources
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The federal government’s proposed limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells on public land will protect the atmosphere against one of the most potent greenhouse gases known to science. more
Already in our state we are feeling the debilitating effects of climate change. The extreme weather events of last August's microbursts, the January 2015 blizzard and Hurricane Sandy have all crushed our businesses and homes. Our rivers and … more
A former Smithfield resident bequeathed $6.8 million to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and The Nature Conservancy’s Rhode Island chapter for land and water conservation, the largest single donation in ASRI’s 117-year history. more
The decline of coal as a source of electric power is inevitable and well under way. This is a good thing, because whether measured by its effect on public health or its contribution to global warming, coal is more harmful than any other widely used source of electricity. more
The Aquidneck Land Trust on Monday said it has conserved two properties – a 12.5-acre parcel known as the Arnow property in Middletown and the 14.75-acre Wild Moor property off Hammersmith Road in Newport. more
With Flint, Mich.'s lead-fouled drinking water still making news, recent revelations that staffing at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council are below previous levels is a source of concern. … more
On Feb. 1, Save The Bay will host the final Teachers in Action Showcase in its three-year partnership with Providence public schools. more
Roger Williams Park Zoo has won the Quarter Century Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, in the company of 118 other facilities across the country. more
The state Department of Environment Management is making $380,000 in grant funding available to help local farmers and food partners grow their businesses. more
The University of Rhode Island is offering a new, more flexible master of oceanography degree aimed at connecting students with career development opportunities in industries such as fisheries, environmental management, shipping, port operations and the military. more
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