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The mystique of being a lighthouse keeper settled into Nick Korstad’s dreams when he was 7 years old and visited a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The vision grew clearer a few years later when his family moved from Portland to the town of Sequim, Wash., and he went on a tour of a nearby lighthouse. His first visit turned into hundreds of lighthouse visits. more
Save The Bay seal watches from Westerly and Newport in Narragansett Bay have been connecting environmentally conscious tourists and residents to this fragile natural area for the past 12 years. more
(Updated, 4:21 p.m.) The state awarded $6.3 million in grants to 26 communities to improve recreational facilities. more
Rhode Island will receive more than $2.7 million to clean up properties in Pawtucket, Providence and Westerly that have been designated “brownfields,” where expansion or redevelopment is prevented due to hazardous pollutants or contaminants, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
National Grid announced Wednesday that it will extend its multimillion dollar Interstate Reliability Project into Massachusetts with the construction of a 15.4-mile electric transmission line in the towns of Mullbury, Sutton, Northbridge, Uxbridge and Millville. more
When it rains, some people aren’t content to just let all that water fall to earth – they’re collecting it in rain barrels. more
Rhode Island has a new job certification for a “renewable energy professional,” intended as a step toward making the state more attractive to businesses in the energy sector. more
It seems natural in the Ocean State that engineering companies and university researchers would sooner or later zero in on the mission to harvest energy from waves in the sea. more
Alstom SA CEO Patrick Kron called on the French government to back a $17 billion offer by U.S. rival General Electric Co. for its energy units, saying uncertainty about his company’s future is making it difficult to win orders. more
Convincing businesses and homeowners to look at the long-term perspective, not just the immediate cost of investment, is one of many challenges communities and governments face as the impact of climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, economist Howard Kunreuther told environmental experts, area residents and a group of international journalists Friday at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. more
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