Natural Resources

Earth Day should be celebration of responsibility

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a time set aside to celebrate our environment and recharge our commitment to sound stewardship, which involves protecting...
TURBINES CATCH THE BREEZE at Meridian Energy Ltd's Te Apiti wind farm outside Palmerston North, on the North Island of New Zealand; the farm's 55 turbines power 900 homes. /

Study: R.I. could get 75%<br> of power from wind

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today announced that Rhode Island has sufficient wind capacity to meet his goal of deriving 15 percent of...
GOV. DEVAL PATRICK today announced strict energy, greenhouse gas and water standards for state agencies and declared Earth Day - this Sunday, April 22 - the first day of 'The Year of Energy Efficiency.' /

Mass. tightens efficiency rules for state agencies

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick today issued an executive order setting higher standards for energy efficiency and mandating greater use of renewable energy...

DEM staffers win 2 Environmental Merit Awards

BOSTON – Two of 29 Environmental Merit Awards being presented today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to people and organizations across New England...
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Energy costs fuel 0.9% rise<br> in U.S. consumer prices

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) last month rose 0.9 percent to 205.352 points (1982 to 1984 = 100),...
AT A GAS STATION in Newton, Mass., last month, an attendant fuels a customer's car. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 5¢ to $2.799

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices have risen for the ninth consecutive week, to 62 cents per gallon above their price in mid-February, according...
THE CROWNE PLAZA has been completely redecorated and upgraded, with a new earth-tone color scheme and furniture custom-made by an upscale Toronto company. /

Crowne Plaza to expand again<br> right after $6M upgrade

The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings in Warwick is in the final phase of a $6 million renovation project in which all the...

Patrick seeks relief for Bay State fishermen

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has called for the federal government to declare a “fishery resource disaster” to aid coastal communities reeling from...

National Grid ‘GreenUp’ program among top 10

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – National Grid’s “GreenUp” renewable energy program has been ranked among the top 10 utility company “green” power programs nationwide by the...

DEM offers grants for pumpout projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is now accepting applications for grants to build, retrofit, replace or maintain marine pumpout facilities. The program...
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