Natural Resources

Tougher DEM fines make a lot of sense

If the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has its way this year, the penalties for serious environmental and hazardous-waste violations – and for failing...
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DEM revises rules for used-oil handling

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has changed its rules for companies that handle used or waste oil.“The amended regulations provide...
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APC joins new energy-efficiency alliance

WEST KINGSTON – American Power Conversion today announced it is a founding member of The Green Grid. The new group, a new consortium IT...

Comments sought on ‘Providence Tomorrow’ plan

PROVIDENCE – An interim Comprehensive Plan, the next step in the “Providence Tomorrow” initiative to determine the future of the city’s neighborhoods, is available...
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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 9 cents/gallon

Rhode Island gasoline prices have risen 9 cents in the past week, according to AAA Southern New England.AAA’s Feb. 26 survey of gas prices...

DEM extends comment period on wetland rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has extended the public comment period on its proposed changes to freshwater wetlands rules until March...
AFTER: A $7.7 million project that brought together Rhode Island Country Club, Save the Bay and government officials has removed the hated reeds and restored the marsh. /

Salt marsh project helps nature and golfers

It sounds like a plague that Greek gods would rain down on their enemies: phragmites (pronounced frag-mighties). It may not be the product of...

Aquidneck West Side plan shaping island’s future

Nearly a year and a half after it was first unveiled, the West Side Master Plan is leading redevelopment efforts across Aquidneck Island, local...

It’s time to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The discussion is no longer confined to warrens of liberal thought. Scientists are all singing the same tune about climate change – it is...
THE TURBINE HALL in the former South Street power station will house part of the Heritage Harbor Museum. Developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is also carving out retail and office spaces within the building. /

Reinventing a waterfront icon

Stepping into the darkened South Street Station power plant in Providence's Jewelry District is like stumbling upon a lost temple of the Industrial Age.The...
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