Natural Resources

Expo adds arts, farms to the mix

This year, in addition to perusing the booths of more than 100 businesses from across the region, attendees of the South Kingstown Chamber of...

R.I. wins $500k to help replace Salty Brine pavilion

WASHINGTON – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has been awarded a federal grant of $500,000 to help replace the pavilion at Salty Brine...

EPA: Pearson faces $264,349 clean-air penalty

BOSTON – Pearson Composites LLC of Warren faces a proposed fine of $264,349 under a federal Clean Air Act complaint filed by the U.S....

Producer prices fall 1.4% in August

WASHINGTON – The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods, a measure of wholesale prices, fell a seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent last month, led by...
NATURAL GAS customers would see bills drop by 18% this winter, thanks to lower wholesale prices, under the plan announced by NSTAR. /

NSTAR seeks to pare gas rates by 18% this winter

BOSTON – NSTAR (NYSE: NST), a utility company serving central and eastern Massachusetts, has requested a cost-of-gas adjustment that would pare its natural gas...
NATIONWIDE, the average price of self-serve regular gasoline was $2.789 per gallon, 13 cents higher than in Rhode Island. Above, Tom Reaves changes the price on the sign outside an Exxon station in Columbus, Ohio. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices fall 2¢ to $2.659

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have resumed their decline after a one-week pause, falling 2 cents per gallon over the past week,...

R.I. Local Food Fest raises $35,000 for local growers

Newport Restaurant Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corp., says its inaugural Rhode Island Local Food Fest – held at the group’s Castle...

Industrial production falls 0.2% in August

WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production last month fell 0.2 percent from its month-ago level, after rising 0.5 percent in July, the Federal Reserve said...

DEM awards $169,200 for watershed protection

PROVIDENCE – Seven transitional wetlands restoration projects have been awarded a total of $169,200 in assistance from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management. The...

Carmakers lose challenge to Vt. emissions rules

BURLINGTON, Vt. – General Motors Corp. and other carmakers today lost a bid to block carbon-reduction rules in Vermont, in the first case to...
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