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ATLANTA – Aquaculture businesses and private nonprofits in certain Rhode Island and Massachusetts counties are now eligible to receive economic-injury disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration as a result of the below-average ocean temperatures and “excessive ice” this past winter. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants program, which offers grants to assist small or beginning farmers markets and promote the sale of Rhode Island-grown agricultural products and local seafood. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off Massachusetts that may generate as much as 5 gigawatts of electricity, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
Rocky Point will open to the public on Oct. 25 for the first time in two decades so visitors can see how it is being redeveloped into a coastal state park. more
Local fishermen this year have had a tough time with a species of red seaweed, an algae, that looks like matted hair. The algae began to bloom and spread in May. more
Rhode Island will receive $24.6 million in winter heating aid for low-income residents, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Wednesday. more
More than half the U.S. population lives in coastal areas that are “increasingly vulnerable” to the effects of climate change, which will ripple throughout the U.S. economy, a White House advisory group’s report concluded. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation and the JR Vinagro Corp., has awarded 58 grants totaling $28,250 to organizers of local Earth Day cleanup projects. This grant … more
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