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The town of Johnston will receive an additional $3 million in payments as part of an agreement reached with Broadrock Renewables over odors at the Central Landfill, officials announced Tuesday. more
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Northeast Region has awarded grants totaling nearly half-a-million dollars through its B-Wet program to nine educational projects in New England, including two in Rhode Island. more
Energy producer and transporter Dominion closed on the sale of three of its coal-fired power stations, including 1,528-megawatt Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, which it purchased in 2005. more
Hasbro Inc. today announced new environmental sustainability goals, which include minimizing waste, improving energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving water. more
Rhode Island is at the starting line of deploying renewable energy with some potentially dramatic breakthrough technologies on the horizon, according to Thorne Sparkman, managing director of the Slater Technology Fund. more
A commercial waste handler in Rhode Island will pay a fine and provide hazardous chemical cleanup and education at local schools to resolve claims it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its Providence facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. more
Researchers at Roger Williams University have been awarded a $12,166 grant to investigate levels of mercury in scup, a native Atlantic Ocean fish that is commonly caught and eaten in Rhode Island, the university announced Monday. more
Solar power is picking up steam in New Bedford and Mayor Jon Mitchell, state energy officials, education leaders and business executives are showcasing the city’s emphasis on renewable energy. more
Upended by more than $2.4 million in beach-related damages alone last October by Hurricane Sandy, affected Westerly businesses have found creative ways to reopen this summer, though challenges to a full recovery for both the beaches and some businesses remain. more
Millions of dollars in federal, state and private money have created a small boom in state-of-the-art, fishway construction projects on many Rhode Island rivers and streams. more
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