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Local officials were set to announce the new Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program on Wednesday afternoon, as well as the award of approximately $730,000 in federal funding to six local clean water projects to help protect Narragansett Bay and local watersheds. more
The nonprofit Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook, saying that due to increased revenue and lower-than-anticipated expenditures, the state’s projected opening surplus for fiscal 2015 has been increased to approximately $8.8 million. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management recently gave an $87,000 grant to East Providence for the removal of two derelict barges that have been sunk in the Providence River for years. more
Save The Bay recruited more than 2,000 volunteers to spruce up the shores of 80 Rhode Island beaches during the 29th International Coastal Cleanup last month. more
North Smithfield has become the first Rhode Island community to launch the “solarize” residential solar energy campaign. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $125,000 in grants to fund work on shoreline protection and the shellfish industry by the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. more
To the Editor: In response to your recent article (“Bill to create national park unit in Blackstone River Valley clears House committee,” Sept. 22, 2014), the National Parks Conservation Association greatly welcomes the opportunity to add the historic Blackstone River Valley into the National Park System for all Americans to experience and enjoy. more
At times, 2013 felt like the year of the electric car in Rhode Island. more
The Department of Environmental Management said that farm viability grants totaling $255,543 have been awarded for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island never had any unhealthy air quality levels this summer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
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