Natural Resources

Senators seek water bill upgrade

Rhode Island’s U.S. senators are co-sponsoring a bill that would strengthen the Clean Water Act following a controversial weakening of the landmark environmental law...

Northeast energy prices fall for first time in a week

NEW YORK - Wholesale electricity prices in the U.S. Northeast declined for the first day this week as milder weather was forecast to reduce...

Leasing, terminal revenues increase for Capital

EAST PROVIDENCE – Capital Properties Inc. – an East Providence company that operates an oil terminal and owns about 18 acres in the downtown...
Fulton Street would get a facelift from the floral plantings announced by the Downtown Improvement District Wednesday. /

Downtown Improvement District <br> introduces more floral plantings

PROVIDENCE – Flanked by 10 of the Downtown Improvement District’s “Yellow Shirt” street team, the program’s director today introduced another round of floral plantings...

Power prices may rise with temperatures in N.E.

Wholesale electricity prices in the U.S. Northeast may rise as hotter weather was forecast to increased demand for power to run air conditioners, Bloomberg...

AAA reports another decrease in R.I. gas prices

PROVIDENCE – AAA Southern New England reported today that Rhode Island gas prices have dropped 5 cents over the past week, in the second...
ED PEARSON founded The Market at Cutler Mills as an East Bay shopping alternative. The shop features  organic and natural foods, some locally grown. /

Warren grocery store brings organics to town

When grocer Ed Pearson learned recently that one of his customers was traveling to East Greenwich to buy a particular brand of gluten-free bread,...
ALISTAIR PIM, vice president for global strategic accounts at APC-MGE, says the use of more high-density boxes in data centers has made cooling a bigger issue. /

New gear makes ‘green’ measures crucial

As energy costs have climbed in recent times, the once-blank check that data center operators were willing to write for their information processing hubs...
JonathAn Weitzner, left, and partner Len Johnson started Chemtex in 1998 with $5,000. The company has flourished in the last several years. /

A growing market for products to protect the water

Chemtex outgrew its 15,000-square-foot warehouse in East Providence three years ago. Since then, Leonard Johnson, president of the company, has been looking for a larger...
THE DESIGN for a mixed-use artist community on the edge of the 200-acre Sandywood Farm in Tiverton has won an award for its application of New Urbanism concepts to a rural site. /

Tiverton farm project wins New Urbanism award

The design for the $14 million mixed-use artist community on the 200-acre Sandywood Farm has garnered a 2007 Charter Award from the Congress for...
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