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As soon as this coming spring, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management could oversee the construction and deployment of three artificial reefs in Narragansett Bay. more
Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. more
Deepwater Wind is making another attempt in its five-year effort to keep its five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm alive – this time with a new proposal for a cable landing site on state land at Scarborough Beach in Narragansett. more
The escalating international concern over climate change has increased the demand for scientific information on the issue, along with a clear understanding of the impacts on society and the environment. more
Hurricane season often causes concern for many local businesses, but for Rhode Island’s surfers and surf shops, it can be the most wonderful time of the year. more
Municipal officials from across the state gathered at the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation today to accept their share of the state’s $740,626 in recycling profit. more
National Grid has agreed to pay nearly $2 million in damages to its Massachusetts employees who were not paid for work during Hurricane Sandy last year, Boston.com reported Friday. more
An agreement announced earlier this week is likely to stir more controversy over the Cape Wind and Deepwater Wind projects, according to CommonWealth magazine. more
Environment Rhode Island released a report Friday highlighting the environmental impact of power plants as the country’s largest contributors to global warming pollution and calling for support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon pollution standards. more
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