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Natural Resources
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No matter how often the U.S. is hit with storms, wildfires and other natural disasters, cities and states remain poorly prepared. more
It’s a rare day when Congress can reach bipartisan agreement. Rarer still is agreement on a measure to protect the environment. more
Peter Angelone stood on the bank of a pond in Hopkinton. A stand of tall pine trees shaded the water from the summer sun. Angelone, principal fishery biologist for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, moved out from the shadow … more
With Flint, Mich.'s lead-fouled drinking water still making news, recent revelations that staffing at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council are below previous levels is a source of concern. … more
U.S. natural gas futures dropped to a seven- week low as milder weather followed a burst of extreme cold in the Northeast. more
In the eleventh hour of planning for the much-anticipated, 20-mile undersea cable-installation project that will bring electricity and high-speed internet to and from Block Island, National Grid PLC project manager David M. Campilii was informed … more
Robert Fitzpatrick has been president of the all-volunteer nonprofit Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy in Providence since January 2014. A lifelong resident of Providence, he also is a 25-year veteran of the Providence Police Department. Here he discusses the conservancy’s challenges and assets. more
An area off the coast of New York designated for offshore wind farms has the potential to generate almost as much electricity as a nuclear power plant. more
Cassie Tharinger is the new director of the Providence Neighborhood Planting Program, taking the reins from Cynthia Kwolek. She most recently managed the Mount Hope Farmers Market, and has been involved in many other community initiatives. PNPP … more
PROVIDENCE – More wind power is coming to the state's largest wastewater treatment plant, and to Rhode Island. The Narragansett Bay Commission recently agreed to begin negotiations to buy three wind turbines that are under construction in … more
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