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PROVIDENCE HAS RELEASED a comprehensive climate justice plan that sets goals for the city to reduce pollution and improve climate resiliency via equitable and community-engaged processes. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence releases climate justice plan

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza released a Climate Justice Plan Friday in collaboration with the Providence Office of Sustainability and members of the...

Was Gov. Gina M. Raimondo right to file a lawsuit to...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging the need for legislative approval of marijuana and hemp regulations. The...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has awarded $2 million in brownfields remediation and redevelopment grants. Above, the Westerly Higher Education Center and Jobs Skill Center, which received a $712,000 Brownfields Redevelopment Grant in 2015. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM awards $2M in matching brownfield grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management Friday announced $2 million in matching grants for the remediation and redevelopment of brownfields. The grants come...

Bond funds proposed to protect wastewater treatment plants, preserve coastal areas

PROVIDENCE – Proposals to evenly divide $10 million approved by voters as part of the 2018 Green Economy and Clean Water Bond to protect...
REGULAR GAS prices in Rhode Island averaged $2.49 per gallon as of Oct. 21, unchanged from the previous week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I. gas prices remain unchanged this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged this week at $2.49 per gallon, 15 cents lower...
AN OVERNIGHT STORM and continuing winds have caused power outages across the state. Above, a map of continuing wind warnings in the region. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

Power remains out for many Thursday afternoon following storm

PROVIDENCE – Following an overnight storm that knocked out power Wednesday evening, more than 35,000 customers in Rhode Island remained without power as of...

RWU Law, URI among institutions to share $1.2M grant to help...

BRISTOL – The Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program, housed at the law...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF Interior supported 774 jobs in fiscal 2018.

Department of the Interior reports economic impact in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of the Interior supported 774 jobs and had an economic output of $62.3 million in Rhode Island fiscal 2018,...
RHODE ISLAND gas prices declined 1 cent this week to $2.49 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. gas prices dip 1 cent this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 1 cent this week to $2.49 per gallon, 15 cents...
THE DEM is seeking school to participate in a free program to remove and dispose of banned or unwanted laboratory chemicals.

DEM seeks schools for free laboratory chemical removal program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Friday that is seeking more schools to participate in a program to remove and dispose...
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