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More than $1.2 million in federal grants to help the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank clean up brownfield sites was awarded last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Program. more
In recent years, it has become common to walk out my front door near Newport’s waterfront in the historic Point neighborhood during a storm and see several inches of water surging up the road. more
PROVIDENCE – More wind power is coming to the state's largest wastewater treatment plant, and to Rhode Island. The Narragansett Bay Commission recently agreed to begin negotiations to buy three wind turbines that are under construction in … more
As of today, 1 percent of the food consumed in Rhode Island is produced here. But advocates of the locally sourced food movement want that percentage to grow significantly over the next four decades. Rhode Island is a little small to … more
Ann Stamp of Stamp Farms is in the running to be named the “National Farm Mom of the Year” by Monsanto Co. more
As we mark Earth Day on April 22, it is a good time to reaffirm the idea that partnerships and working together are powerful tools for environmental protection. more
All across New England we keep seeing the same thing: rivers, ponds, and even coastal water showing signs of stress and decline due to excess nutrients and other pollutants that are deposited directly into waterbodies when stormwater flows after storms. more
WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel Henry B. Bigelow will be permanently homeported in Newport, Sen. Jack Reed announced April 12. The 209-foot, $54 million ship supports NOAA's mission … more
BURRILLVILLE – Two state lawmakers representing the town say they will oppose Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's application to construct a 1000-megawatt, gas-fired power plant in Pascoag village. Sen. Paul Fogarty and Rep. Cale Keable, … more
Arnold Abatecola has always been drawn to what he called "futuristic stuff." The 79-year-old retired stonemason, who moved from Italy to Providence 60 years ago, says he was the first person in the Silver Lake neighborhood to install a … more
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