Natural Resources

Bryant adopts IBM-APC ‘green’ data center

SMITHFIELD – Armonk, N.Y-based IBM (NYSE: IBM) has teamed up with West Greenwich-based APC to create an energy-efficient data center at Bryant University, the...

Fire cuts power to hospital, 6 state departments

CRANSTON – State offices at the John O. Pastore campus were open today despite an underground electrical fire that left many departments without electrical...

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 1¢ to $2.939

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices rose an average of 1 cent per gallon over the past week, after falling for five consecutive weeks,...

Mass. leads region in industrial plant openings

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Thirty-four new industrial plants are slated to begin operating this year in New England, an increase of 89 percent from...
THE MAGAZINE aims to tell the stories of local food producers, says publisher Alex Corcoran. /

Magazine celebrates ‘bounty’<br> of seasonal R.I. foods

The first issue of Edible Rhody featured an interview with Johanne Killeen and George Germon, owners of Al Forno Restaurant; an in-depth story on...
A SAVE THE BAY educator helps Bay Campers answer questions about marine life on the rocky shores of Rose Island. /

Save The Bay finds great demand for its programs

Students in Rhode Island and Massachusetts hold the future of Narragansett Bay in their hands, and leaders of Save The Bay want to be...
A CESSPOOL, a particularly primitive way to handle sewage, is a holding tank for solids with holes for the liquids to flow out. /

A partial victory, at last, in effort to ban cesspools

After five years of lobbying the General Assembly to phase out cesspools in Rhode Island, environmental advocates have scored a victory: the passage of...
"THIS PROFESSION allows for direct contribution to myriad political issues," said Stephen R. Muschiano, an environmental project manager at Crossman Engineering. /

New Crossman exec’s job blends law, engineering

Stephen R. Muschiano has been named environmental project manager at Crossman Engineering Inc. in Warwick. He is a registered professional environmental engineer in Rhode...
SPIRIT AND GLORY, the pair of bald eagles that have lived at the zoo since 2004, now have 1,000 square feet of Atlas cedars and other plants native to their natural habitat, encircled by a new stream. /

Bald eagles star in new Zoo exhibit

PROVIDENCE – The new bald eagle habitat at Roger Williams Park Zoo opened yesterday, just in time for the Fourth of July. The new exhibit...
THE FORECAST of the U.S. Energy Department, issued June 29, is that gas prices will continue to rise all summer. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices dip 1¢ to $2.929

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have fallen for the fifth straight week to 16 cents below this year’s mid-May peak, in what...

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