Natural Resources

Chevron updates HVAC, hot water at two schools

PROVIDENCE – Chevron Energy Solutions, a unit of Chevron Corp., has updated the heating and hot water systems of Chariho and East Providence Vocational...

Calif. firm hired to track renewable energy use

PROVIDENCE – The State of Rhode Island has selected Santa Clara, Calif.-based APX Inc. to manage its renewable energy certificates and oversee compliance with...

URI department among most productive in field

KINGSTON VILLAGE – The 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index has ranked the University of Rhode Island's department of environmental and natural resource economics the...

Low-cost and easy-to-use radon tests can save lives

Each year, nearly 20,000 people die across the country from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. A common, but completely avoidable, way people...

Growth may demand rate hike, Fed’s Plosser says

PHILADELPHIA – Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said the central bank may need to raise its benchmark interest rate, Bloomberg News...
THIS PHOTOGRAPH, taken around 1900, shows Scituate's Hope Mill in its heyday. It was an active industrial site until last year, when it was sold to developers who plan to turn it into apartments and condominiums. /

Scituate mill rehab project pays tribute to history

When one of Patrick Conley's projects takes advantage of the state's historic preservation tax credit program, he enjoys keeping the history alive through the...

Woonsocket lofts taking shape along the waterfront

The first phase of a $10.4 million residential project on the waterfront in downtown Woonsocket is almost complete, with 16 loft-style condominiums expected to...

R.I.-led lawsuit succeeds in challenge to EPA rule

NEW YORK – A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled in favor of Rhode Island and...

AAA: R.I. gas prices dip for 6th straight week, to $2.179

Rhode Island gasoline prices have fallen 3 cents, in their sixth straight week of declines, according to AAA Southern New England.AAA’s Feb. 5...
THE 480-ACRE Centre of New England includes everything from tidy rows of condominiums to big-box stores, along with smaller retail strips, restaurants and hotels. /

A new level of ‘mixed-use’

The Centre of New England, a 480-acre project with retail, residential and industrial components, has been in the works for a decade now, and...
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