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Natural Resources

AREAS SERVED by NSTAR Electric are shown above in blue, while areas served by the utility's natural gas division are shown in brown and areas where NSTAR provides both gas and electric service are in blue with brown dots. /

NSTAR Electric proposes 8% rate cut

BOSTON – NSTAR (NYSE: NST) has proposed cuts in electrical rates that would pare costs for residential customers and small business customers by...

National Grid, Steelworkers in tentative pact

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – National Grid today announced a tentative three-year agreement with Local 12321-01 of the United Steelworkers. The USW unit, whose current contract...

Study: Farmers’ markets may improve eating habits

KINGSTON – Farmers’ markets may help to encourage health eating habits, according to a study released yesterday by the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program...
LIZ HALE fuels her car on Friday at a Sunoco station in Cambridge, Mass., as gas prices nationwide  surged into record territory. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 7¢ to $3.059

PROVIDENCE – After rising for 14 consecutive weeks, gasoline prices in Rhode Island now top $3 per gallon, according to AAA Southern New England....

R.I. gets $1.6M to help clean brownfields

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week awarded 10 grants totaling $1.6 million to Rhode Island communities to help them assess, clean up and...
WAL-MART has been making its stores more energy-efficient to improve its bottom line. Above, a store in Kansas City, Mo., where the cases have LED lighting. /

Businesses seeing value of efficiency

Until recently, energy efficiency was seen by many industry leaders as an expensive proposition that may benefit the environment but might not benefit the...
REGIONS in dark orange rely on surface water, from reservoirs. Yellow regions rely primarily on surface water. Dark green regions rely on ground water from public wells. The remainder of the state, shown in pale green, relies on private wells. Statewide, reservoirs supply 85 percent of residents while wells supply the other 15 percent. /

Coalition urges Assembly<br> to approve water reforms

One in a series of stories about Rhode Island’s potential water crisis. Rhode Island may not have a water shortage yet, but that doesn’t make...

National Grid negotiates pacts with two unions

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – National Grid has announced a tentative four-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents 576 of the company’s...

RIAC to get $10M to buy houses near T.F. Green

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $10 million to the R.I. Airport Corporation to acquire homes near T.F. Green Airport that...
BABY BOY GIRAFFE was welcomed into the world this month at Roger Williams Park Zoo. /

Why the long face?

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Park Zoo is asking the public to help name one of its newest arrivals: A baby giraffe born earlier this...
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