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N.J., Mo. courts reject<br> lead-paint lawsuits

Sherwin-Williams Co., DuPont Co. and other former makers of lead paint Friday won dismissal of a lawsuit filed by New Jersey communities whose officials...
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Honoring a legacy by protecting valuable wetlands

Just over 50 years ago, in September 1956, nine concerned citizens met in a rustic inn to discuss the future of Maine’s open spaces....

World Bank gives $190,000 to URI project

A geoscientist at the University of Rhode Island has been awarded $190,000 by the World Bank to develop a system for providing safe, reliable...

U.S. industrial output stalls in May

WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production held steady in May at 112.7 percent of its 2002 average, after edging up a revised 0.4 percent in...

DEM sets workshops on septic-system rules

PROVIDENCE – Possible changes in the state’s guidelines for the siting and design of septic systems and related administrative and procedural issues will be...

Cumberland trucking firm fined $80,000<br> on federal hazardous waste charges

PROVIDENCE – Berkeley Transportation Co. yesterday was fined $80,000 in federal court for illegally shipping hazardous waste from a property in East Greenwich to...

Wind energy association honors TPI Composites

LOS ANGELES – Warren-based TPI Composites Inc. has been honored by the American Wind Energy Association with the 2007 Commercial Achievement Award for its...
GASOLINE PRICES in Rhode Island remain below those in much of the nation, AAA said. Above, Leticia Cardona pumps gas into her van at a station in Chicago. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices fall 6¢ to $3.009/gallon

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices have fallen for the second consecutive week after 15 weeks of increases, according to AAA Southern New England....
BAYKEEPER John Torgan shows a tour group the coastal buffer zone at the Save the Bay Center in Providence, which also uses a green roof and other runoff-reducing low-impact design (LID) features. /

CRMC, General Assembly agree:<br> Less runoff is good runoff

While the Smart Development for a Cleaner Bay Act of 2007 percolates through the legislative process, the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has...

Keep the pressure on for R.I. wind energy

It is baffling that the Massachusetts wind energy project is meeting such a strong, well, headwind.The project, which could supply 75 percent of the...
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