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President Barack Obama Thursday is designating the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England, calling it the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 18th among the 50 largest metros in the country for its number of solar power systems installed last year. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday announced federal loans would be made available in Rhode Island for small businesses, co-ops and private nonprofits affected by the drought that started Aug. 30. more
Providence County has been designated as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by a recent drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit on Sept. 6 announced that the state has filed a lawsuit against gasoline manufacturers to recover expenses associated with … more
Hermine, the first hurricane to hit Florida since 2005, has weakened, but is still expected to make an impact in Rhode Island. more
LINCOLN – Representatives of the town and Southern Sky Renewable Energy are drafting an agreement that would allow the town to participate in a solar-powered system to save money on its monthly electrical bill. Over 25 years, the town is … more
Isaac Ginis, an internationally renowned hurricane expert, is a professor at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Ginis, who was the first scientist to show the role the ocean plays in the path and intensity of hurricanes, talks with Providence Business News about his research and the 2016 hurricane season. more
(Updated 11:04 a.m.) A federal project to build a liquefied natural gas processing facility in Providence is not in the city’s best interest, said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, in a statement released by his office. The mayor cited environmental concerns associated with hydraulic fracking, which he said is devastating communities located near the extraction sources of natural gas. more
Environmentalists rejoiced on Wednesday when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said it is unlawful for state energy regulators to approve long-term, ratepayer-backed contracts with energy distribution companies to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion. more
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