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State grant boosts URI’s energy-related research

KINGSTON – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources is awarding the University of Rhode Island’s Division of Research and Economic Development a $150,000 grant...

UMass-Dartmouth hosts ‘Bioneers’ conference

DARTMOUTH – The third Annual Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change Conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth on Oct. 19...
THE RESTORED military barracks can accommodate about 40 people in two large bunk rooms and a separate, smaller room for adult chaperones. /

Sleeping at the fort once again

More than a century ago, the dark, close quarters in the bowels of Fort Adams housed military officers assigned to the sprawling fort overlooking...

‘Green’ roofs slowly taking root

Marci Cole Ekberg admitted that the roof on Save The Bay’s waterfront headquarters at Fields Point in Providence made her a little uneasy at...

Storage facilities provide irreplaceable energy source

In the early 1980s, storage capacity for petroleum-based products in Rhode Island was 350 million gallons. During the ’80s and right into the late...
CRANSTON-BASED ESL, above, will collaborate on the R&D project with the URI Center of Excellence in Undersea Technology. /

ESL to develop wave-powered sensor buoy

CRANSTON – Electro Standards Laboratories, a developer of advanced electric-motor control systems, today announced it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation...
THE WOOLLY AGELGID was  first spotted in southern Rhode Island in 1985, and within 10 years had spread statewide, the DEM says. Above, HWA egg masses on a hemlock bough. /

URI receives $500K to study insect invasion

WASHINGTON – The University of Rhode Island will receive $499,994 in federal aid to research the hemlock woolly agelgid (HWA), a non-native insect that...
Andrew Dzykewicz /

State gives URI $150K for energy research, analysis

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island’s Division of Research and Economic Development has been awarded a $150,000 research and analysis grant by the...

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 2¢ to $2.699

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island rose an average of 2 cents per gallon for the second consecutive week, according to AAA Southern...

The major issues deserve solutions, in R.I. and the U.S.

It is no secret that special interests dominate the state’s politics. It allows them to influence how, from whom and in what amounts tax...
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