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Fishery management traditionally has focused on fishing pressure, the removal of animals from a population with nets, lines and traps, as the only statistic worth using in the regulatory equation. more
A state audit commissioned by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee found that the Renewable Energy Development Fund run by the R.I. Economic Development Corporation mismanaged grant money, failed to adequately monitor or report grants and in some cases overpaid grant recipients, Associated Press reported. 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
U.S. utilities agreed to buy 7.6 gigawatts of wind capacity this year through September, as construction in 2013 slowed to a trickle after a federal tax credit expired at the end of 2012, the American Wind Energy Association said. more
The construction and operation of wind turbines in Rhode Island does not depress nearby property values, according to a study by University of Rhode Island economist Corey Lang. more
Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone has asked the the R.I. General Assembly to enact House Bill 6031 to reduce the number of cesspools in the state and to ensure cleaner, safer water, reduce beach and shellfishing closures, and better protect the public health. more
Environmental and regulatory leaders in Rhode Island said the state needs to step up its awareness of climate change and sea level rise, develop plans to deal with them, and then begin implementing them. more
PROVIDENCE – A former New York Public Library official has been selected as the Providence Public Library’s new executive director, The Associated Press reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced last week the permanent protection of 31 acres of forest in Hopkinton. more
(Updated, Jan. 22, 10:02 a.m.) Between 5 and 10 inches of snow covered most of the state Wednesday morning after the overnight accumulation from Winter Storm Janus caused a number of public offices to change their hours and forced transportation delays in Rhode Island. more
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