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Power companies should be pressed by government to install technologies including smart meters and energy-storage devices to shield the electric grid from more frequent disruptions tied to weather, according to a study. more
A shell disease that has long troubled the lobster industry in southern New England may be spreading north to Maine, the Boston Globe reported. more
National Grid and the R.I. Attorney General’s office have received numerous reports of utility billing scams, the electric and gas company announced Friday. more
Researchers are working to complete a multi-year study on the effectiveness of tick management techniques this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. more
The University of Rhode Island will host a Google+ Hangout Thursday, Aug. 8, to talk about all things sharks, the school announced. The Web event is tied into perennial favorite Discovery Channel series “Shark Week,” which kicked off Sunday. more
Researchers from Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware will share a $6 million grant to study the effects of recent severe storms on state watersheds, Boston.com reported. more
Save The Bay’s Narragansett Baykeeper talks about heavy rains’ impact on the state’s natural estuary. more
Rhode Island’s 2015 Wildlife Action Plan has been launched by the state’s Department of Environmental Management, setting in motion a review of issues related to conservation of wildlife and their habitats, as well as the related impacts of population growth and climate change, according to a July 30 DEM press release. more
Bidding for two wind farm lease areas off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts in federal waters began Wednesday morning through the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management website. more
Federal prosecutors are calling for a $500,000 fine on the Texas natural gas firm that illegally stored liquid mercury for two years in a Pawtucket building, Boston.com reports. more
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