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Natural Resources

New RIRRC head faces near-full state landfill

Michael J. OConnell has been named executive director of the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation. He was previously chief operating officer at AmeriCold Logistics for...

DEM extends date for comments on wetlands rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management today announced it is extending the public comment period on its proposed changes to freshwater wetlands...

Oil prices expected to fall as mercury rises

Forecasts of warmer weather in the Northeast – the nation’s largest user of heating oil – have fueled speculation that U.S. inventories might be...

Cumberland trucking firm to be sentenced May 19

The sentencing of Cumberland-based Berkeley Transportation Co. has been set for May 19, the U.S. attorney’s office said.The company last year agreed to plead...
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AAA: R.I. gasoline prices rise <br>6 cents, to $2.39 per gallon

Rhode Island gasoline prices rose an average of 6 cents per gallon over the past week, to the same level as a year ago,...

Audubon Society holds Earth Day essay, art contest

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is inviting students in grades 4 to 12 to participate in a contest in celebration of Earth Day...

U.S. industrial output dips 0.5 percent in Jan.

WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production last month dipped 0.5 percent, to 111.9 points (2002 = 100) erasing December’s revised gains of 0.5 percent, the...

Recycler to pay $107,000 to settle pollution charges

PROVIDENCE – N.E. Environmental Services Inc. has paid $30,000 into the state’s environmental response fund, and agreed to pay an additional $77,250 to the...

AAA: R.I. gas prices steady at $2.179/gallon

Rhode Island gasoline prices last week held steady after straight week of declines, according to AAA Southern New England.AAA’s Feb. 12 survey of...

Coalition: R.I. needs statewide water management

One in a series of stories about Rhode Island's potential water crisis. An alliance led by environmental groups is urging Rhode Island leaders to develop...
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