Updated November 30 at 12:28am
Natural Resources
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Developers of the newly constructed, $113 million New Bedford marine terminal are optimistic about the future of wind energy and the facility itself, despite seeing Cape Wind – expected to be their first and largest tenant – recently lose two major electricity contracts. more
Two University of Rhode Island sophomores have won Ernest F. Hollings Scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the study of marine sciences. more
Officials celebrated the launch of Solarize Tiverton and Solarize Little Compton on Thursday, the latest communities to join the Solarize Rhode Island program. more
EcoRI Earth, a residential food scrap-collection program serving Providence and Pawtucket, has diverted 40,000 pounds of nutrient-rich material from the state’s Central Landfill since its inception in June 2013. more
Two wind energy companies Thursday won bids to lease more than 354,000 acres of federal waters about 12 nautical miles off Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has awarded $225,000 in funding for habitat restoration projects throughout the state through its R.I. Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund. more
Nine Rhode Island high school students are winners in C-SPAN’s national 2015 StudentCam competition. more
The American recycling business is in the dumps. According to Dave Steiner, the CEO of Waste Management, America’s largest recycling company, the industry is experiencing a “national crisis,” with almost all of America’s 2,000 high-tech recycling facilities - including Steinert’s own - running in the red. more
The hurricane season started today and runs through Nov. 30, and the R.I. Emergency Management Agency is advising Rhode Islanders to prepare for it. more
The Baker-Polito administration recently announced that nearly $4 million in grants are being awarded to 80 cities, towns, regional groups and nonprofit organizations for recycling, composting and waste reduction. more
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