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Natural Resources
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SOMERSET – The coal-fired Brayton Point Power Station has drawn the ire of environmentalists for decades. Now, as it nears its last days, there is an effort to transform the utility into a renewable-energy oasis. "Reimagining Brayton … more
In recent years, it has become common to walk out my front door near Newport’s waterfront in the historic Point neighborhood during a storm and see several inches of water surging up the road. more
Hugh Fisher, owner of Warwick-based h.a. Fisher Homes, discusses his company’s recent donation of land for open space near Warwick’s Rocky Point Park. more
All across New England we keep seeing the same thing: rivers, ponds, and even coastal water showing signs of stress and decline due to excess nutrients and other pollutants that are deposited directly into waterbodies when stormwater flows after storms. more
As of today, 1 percent of the food consumed in Rhode Island is produced here. But advocates of the locally sourced food movement want that percentage to grow significantly over the next four decades. Rhode Island is a little small to … more
Nordhaus tells the story of one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers and the increasing threats to the American honeybee populations. HarperCollins ISBN 9780061873256 | $15 more
Six weeks ago, TransCanada Corp. closed a deal to buy a power plant in Pennsylvania. The 704-megawatt Ironwood natural gas-fired power complex … more
State and federal environmental agencies have agreed to a $32 million settlement with dozens of businesses, municipalities and federal agencies for costs to clean up a defunct hazardous-waste site in Lincoln and Cumberland. more
The Burrillville Town Council has publicly denounced legislation that would require local approval for any tax agreement negotiated between local lawmakers and developers of a proposed power plant in the town. more
Exxon Mobil Corp.’s battle with New York and Massachusetts over their probes into the company’s use of climate change data is heating up, and a key element of the national dispute is now in the hands of a Texas judge. more
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