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The dirtiest coal in the United States is becoming the most popular, thanks to tightening emission standards forcing power plants to reduce pollutants. more
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, center, works with members of The Nature Conservancy on the “living shoreline” project on the Narrow River in Narragansett on Aug. 21. The project is using oyster shells and recycled materials to help protect against coastal erosion, sea-level rise and loss of habitat. The project was funded in part by the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council and is also expected to tap federal funds. If successful, the project will be expanded to other Rhode Island locations. more
When charter-boat captain Steven Anderson takes a group of fishermen out from the Port of Galilee in Narragansett on his 31-foot boat Bare Bones, he takes a touch-screen tablet so he can record data about fluke, also called summer flounder. more
Citing a number of concerns, including community opposition to the location of large wind turbines near the city’s Point neighborhood, the U.S. Navy has shelved its proposed wind energy project in Newport. more
The plan by New England governors to finance new natural gas pipelines and electrical transmissions lines with charges on energy bills has been thrown into uncertainty. more
Founder and President Bill Munger started Conanicut Marine Services Inc. by doing yacht repairs from the back of his truck and in the family basement. more
Wild oysters, with their craggy shells and the natural, complex reefs they grow on, are almost just a memory in Rhode Island – 99 percent of them are gone. more
Gasoline prices dropped 4 cents in Rhode Island this week and 3 cents in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
From yacht repairs done from the back of his truck and the family basement, Bill Munger built Conanicut Marine Services Inc. in Jamestown over four decades. Begun in 1974, the business now also includes a marina, boatyard, ship’s store and ferry service. And though the Great Recession took a financial toll, Munger, pictured above with his wife, Marilyn, sees hope for expansion, including adding a climate-controlled storage shed and possibly a third boat to his ferry fleet. more
The price of gasoline fell 2 cents in Rhode Island this week and 6 cents in Massachusetts, mirroring a national downward trend despite high-profile conflicts in overseas oil-producing countries and declining domestic refinery production, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
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