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Natural Resources
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The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a book depicting more than 70 species of fish found in Rhode Island’s ponds, streams and rivers, is available for purchase at R.I. Department of Environmental Management offices in Providence and South Kingstown. more
A new initiative linking 12 northeastern states will help farmers and forest owners adapt to climate changes, according to the University of Rhode Island, which has a lead role. more
Rhode Island will soon have the country’s next national park. A project that has been decades in the making, the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, now only needs the president’s signature. more
The Central Landfill – the final repository for much of Rhode Island’s trash – is filling up and costs are on the rise, which could mean higher fees for many state residents. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
An energy report on Thursday predicted Rhode Island could generate enough electricity from wind to power nearly 300,000 homes in 2030. more
Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo said she will reappoint Janet L. Coit as director of the state Department of Environmental Management, and will submit her name to the Senate next month for reconfirmation. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off Massachusetts that may generate as much as 5 gigawatts of electricity, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
Capt. Thomas McGinn, owner of Providence River Boat Co., knows the shallow waters of the upper Providence River as well as anyone. more
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