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From the late 1970s through the ’80s, the small, silver-colored butterfish was a high-flying commodity in Japan. Millions upon millions of pounds were bought and sold, and almost the entire harvest came off Rhode Island vessels. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has announced $150,000 in farm-viability grant funding for projects that “enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island.” more
Seventeen University of Rhode Island students recently analyzed the Providence harbor to recommend ways to make it more resilient to severe weather and sea-level rise, including building a 2,000-foot-long, 25-foot-tall barrier. 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
Officials celebrated the launch of Solarize Tiverton and Solarize Little Compton on Thursday, the latest communities to join the Solarize Rhode Island program. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Public transportation is resuming, flights are taking off from T.F. Green Airport and businesses are opening today, after a blizzard pounded the Ocean State with 20 inches of snow, effectively shutting it down. more
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
The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has overshadowed the one that potentially awaits the U.S. shale industry in 2015. It’s time to heed it, because Saudi Arabia and other major Middle Eastern oil producers are unlikely to blink and cut output, and the price is now approaching a level where U.S. production will begin shutting down. more
A total of 271 acres of forestland along the Pawcatuck River in Charlestown and Richmond has been permanently protected, according to The Nature Conservancy. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is stocking trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter fishing season, placing approximately 3,000 trout in eight ponds statewide. more
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