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J. Kent Dresser, right, has been on a career path in the marine industry since becoming one of the youngest captains in the region at age 18. Spending so much time around docks, he noticed how much trouble many recreational boaters have handling their boats. His willingness to help with informal training eventually turned into Confident Captain/Ocean Pros. The Middletown-based business offers land-based training for small-boat operators and mariners in the military services. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized one organization and one individual from Rhode Island last month at the 2014 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. more
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit was presented with the John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award from the Environment Council of Rhode Island this month at the organization’s 15th annual Chafee Conservation Celebration. more
Rhode Island is still waiting to experience the growth in residential solar-energy adoption that’s taken place elsewhere in the country. more
Deepwater Wind’s five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm could get final approval on its federal permits in July, Michael Elliott, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager for the wind farm, told Providence Business News Friday. more
Oysters, which account for about 98 percent of all Rhode Island aquaculture products, increased in value by 49 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to David Beutel, aquaculture coordinator for the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. more
Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
As debate and warnings about climate change swirl, some architects are creating Rhode Island buildings that incorporate elements to address what has turned out to be the most talked-about environmental issue of the 21st century. more
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