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The Coastal Resources Management Council’s Ocean Special Area Management subcommittee unanimously voted Thursday to recommend approval of Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm at a meeting at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay campus. more
The cost to emit carbon dioxide in the U.S. Northeast rose by one-third this month after the region’s cap-and-trade program revised its rules to cut the supply of permits, Bloomberg News reported. more
Executive director of Save The Bay and former securities analyst talks about climate change’s impact on business management. more
ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed an $11,200 civil penalty for East Providence firm Geisser Engineering Corp. for performing work at both a federal facility in the state and in Connecticut without obtaining proper permission. more
Fishery management traditionally has focused on fishing pressure, the removal of animals from a population with nets, lines and traps, as the only statistic worth using in the regulatory equation. more
J. Kent Dresser, right, has been on a career path in the marine industry since becoming one of the youngest captains in the region at age 18. Spending so much time around docks, he noticed how much trouble many recreational boaters have handling their boats. His willingness to help with informal training eventually turned into Confident Captain/Ocean Pros. The Middletown-based business offers land-based training for small-boat operators and mariners in the military services. more
A website dedicated to health care careers and education has named Women & Infants Hospital one of the 30 most environmentally friendly hospitals in the world, based on environmental certifications, recycling efforts, green construction standards and energy-saving programs. more
After dropping last week for the first time since early February, gasoline prices held steady this week in Rhode Island and rose in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $205,000 in grants to Rhode Island projects that promote “specialty crops” last October. This month the department concluded another round of 16 applications for an additional $150,000 in grants that will be awarded in the fall. more
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