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Natural Resources
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Oil traders might see the 27 percent slide in global prices as a bear market. For U.S. consumers, it’s more like an early holiday gift. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has overshadowed the one that potentially awaits the U.S. shale industry in 2015. It’s time to heed it, because Saudi Arabia and other major Middle Eastern oil producers are unlikely to blink and cut output, and the price is now approaching a level where U.S. production will begin shutting down. more
A total of 271 acres of forestland along the Pawcatuck River in Charlestown and Richmond has been permanently protected, according to The Nature Conservancy. more
What has been seen as a relatively friendly competition for bragging rights has turned into a fight for jobs. more
PROVIDENCE – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Providence Public Library, the town of Westerly and Yawgoo Valley Ski School have received grants totaling $9,895 from the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College. more
NARRAGANSETT – Students from 14 colleges across the U.S. are conducting research through the University of Rhode Island’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography. more
The price of gasoline fell 2 cents in Rhode Island this week and 6 cents in Massachusetts, mirroring a national downward trend despite high-profile conflicts in overseas oil-producing countries and declining domestic refinery production, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
From yacht repairs done from the back of his truck and the family basement, Bill Munger built Conanicut Marine Services Inc. in Jamestown over four decades. Begun in 1974, the business now also includes a marina, boatyard, ship’s store and ferry service. And though the Great Recession took a financial toll, Munger, pictured above with his wife, Marilyn, sees hope for expansion, including adding a climate-controlled storage shed and possibly a third boat to his ferry fleet. more
Gasoline prices dropped 4 cents in Rhode Island this week and 3 cents in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
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