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RHODE ISLAND properties failed to realize $44.7 million in value due to tidal flooding from increased sea level rise and from 2005 to 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. property values impacted by sea level rise

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island properties failed to realize $44.7 million in increased value due to tidal flooding from rising seas from 2005 to 2017,...
NATIONAL GRID has suspended gas service to 7,100 customers on Aquidneck Island following a low-pressure gas situation Monday. Since then, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has declared a state of emergency for Newport County and activated the National Guard to assist residents. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State of emergency declared after 7.1K customers without gas service on...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has suspended gas service to 7,100 gas customers due to a transmission supply issue, mostly in the city...
GASOLINE PRICES CONTINUED THEIR DROP, according to AAA Northeast, as traditional seasonal lowered demand combine with increasing stocks of fuel. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Gas prices still dropping in the region

PROVIDENCE - Seasonally low demand and increasing stocks of gasoline continue to drive the price of self-serve, unleaded regular fuel down, according to AAA...

Study recommends long-term investment to improve R.I. park system

PROVIDENCE – A “strategic, sustained, long-term investment to increase the self-sufficiency and economic potential” of the state’s park system is needed, the R.I. Department...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 2 cents to $2.40 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

Gas prices in R.I. and Mass. continue to decline this week

PROVIDENCE - The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.40 per gallon, 16 cents...
11TH HOUR RACING has granted eight nonprofits a combined $1.13 million.

11th Hour Racing announces $1.13 million for 8 nonprofits

NEWPORT – 11th Hour Racing has awarded eight nonprofits $1.13 million in grants, the organization announced Monday.The organization, which develops strategic partnerships in the...
A NATIONAL SETTLEMENT with Robert Bosch and Fiat Chrysler will result in an $860,000 payment to Rhode Island over the sale of diesel automobiles with software allegedly designed to hide harmful emissions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/OLIVER BUNIC

R.I. receives $860K in national settlement with Fiat Chrysler/Robert Bosch over...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $860,000 in a national settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Robert Bosch GmbH related to the alleged installation...
THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY has approved a joint multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan proposed by Pawtucket and Central Falls. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JASON JANIK

FEMA approves joint Pawtucket-Centrall Falls hazard mitigation plan

PAWTUCKET – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a Pawtucket-Central Falls multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan, the two municipalities announced Friday.The plan is the...

Warming world will need more nuclear power

In light of the recent stark warning from the United Nations that the world is on course to reach the limit of tolerable warming...
OVERALL POLLUTION in the U.S. increased 3.4 percent year over year in 2018, the second-biggest year-over-year increase in the past 20 years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ROBYN BECK

Pollution got worse in 2018 thanks to 2 overlooked sectors

NEW YORK - In the debate over climate change, the heaviest polluters - think: power plants, trucks and cars - get the most attention...
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