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Rocky Point will open to the public on Oct. 25 for the first time in two decades so visitors can see how it is being redeveloped into a coastal state park. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued water quality certificates to Deepwater Wind LLC, deeming the company’s Block Island Wind Farm project to be in compliance with state wildlife protection regulations and the Clean Water Act. more
Deepwater Wind LLC has announced it will develop the West Coast’s first offshore wind farm roughly 15 miles off Coos Bay, Ore., which could also become the world’s first commercial project to use floating foundation technology. more
Rhode Island will receive more than $2.7 million to clean up properties in Pawtucket, Providence and Westerly that have been designated “brownfields,” where expansion or redevelopment is prevented due to hazardous pollutants or contaminants, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
Convincing businesses and homeowners to look at the long-term perspective, not just the immediate cost of investment, is one of many challenges communities and governments face as the impact of climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, economist Howard Kunreuther told environmental experts, area residents and a group of international journalists Friday at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. 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
Colorado State University increased the number of storms it expects to develop during the Atlantic hurricane season to 10 from nine. more
National Grid has completed the installation of new natural gas mains and service lines in two Cranston neighborhoods, and will start work in neighborhoods in East Providence and the area of Cool Spring Drive in Cranston, as part of a project to expand distribution of natural gas in select areas. more
Gasoline prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, but averages in both states remained below the national average for a second consecutive week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is expected to announce a $500,000 grant to the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative to help address energy efficiency, weatherization and indoor air quality issues in homes of low-income families in Rhode Island. more
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