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The New England coral canyons and seamounts were among special ocean sites 80 percent of polled Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents voted to permanently protect from drilling, mining and fishing. more
A major player in U.S. renewable energy happens to be a five-sided building in Virginia usually associated with deployment of power rather than consumption of it. more
Cherenzia Excavation Inc., of Westerly, will pay a penalty of $84,070 for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and has taken steps to minimize emissions of hazardous air pollutants and visually test for dust under an agreement signed recently with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said that the Ocean State Alliance Team, a team of Rhode Island-based wastewater treatment operators, won the regional “Operator Challenge” contest, which was held during the New England Water Environment Association’s annual conference earlier this month. more
The Burrillville Town Council has publicly denounced legislation that would require local approval for any tax agreement negotiated between local lawmakers and developers of a proposed power plant in the town. more
ESS Group Inc. has been awarded a five-year, $31.8 million contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve as one of its prime contractors to provide technical and administrative support for the agency’s National Aquatic Resource Surveys program. more
Save The Bay said its 2016 annual environmental award winners will be honored at the organization’s annual meeting on June 9. more
Hasbro Inc. placed first on Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings released this week. more
Rhode Island has 26,593 homes at risk from hurricane storm surge damage this year, 100 more than last year, ranking it 17th, or fourth lowest, on a list of states along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines, according to CoreLogic’s 2016 Storm Surge report released Wednesday. more
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