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Kent County water study urges <br>statewide solution

Recent problems with water supplies, quality and costs have cast the Kent County Water Authority as the canary in the mineshaft: Its recent struggles...
TIM ARCAND cleans carboys used for algae as behind him, clown fish swim in one of the tanks in the marine biology lab at Roger Williams University. /

Building alliances for a stronger marine economy

The topics ranged from climate monitoring, to the health and vitality of marine ecosystems, to the burgeoning aquaculture industry, to next-generation undersea military technologies,...

Energy conservation and ‘green’ options

Which, if any, of these alternative energy sources have you considered for your company? * Solar panels – 6.9 percent * A wind turbine –...

A powerful incentive that is necessary

Utility customers who generate their own electricity – say, through solar panels or a wind turbine – get a credit from the utility for...

Patrick unveils South Coast rail plan

DARTMOUTH – Gov. Deval Patrick today announced a plan to bring commuter rail service to Massachusetts’ South Coast by 2016. “For nearly 20 years,...
THE 2007 STATE EGG features Swarovski crystals and gold findings on a pearlized egg, and contains a sculpted Rhode Island Red. /

First Lady accepts 2007 R.I. State Egg

WHITE HOUSE – Artist and product designer Joan Klatil Creamer of East Greenwich, who this year again was selected by the American Egg Board...
THE QUICK ACTION of firefighters kept the July 18 fire, at a fuel terminal in the Port of Providence, from spreading beyond the Motiva dock to the nearby storage tanks. /

Firefighters honored for response to Motiva fire

PROVIDENCE – The members of the Providence Fire Department yesterday were honored by the U.S. Coast Guard for their “exemplary courage, dedication and leadership”...
GRIDLOCKED: Traffic comes to a halt in September on Interstate 5 in Sacramento, Calif. The state was one of 12 that joined in suing the EPA over its decision not to regulate vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases. /

Supreme Court: EPA must consider<BR> vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions

WASHINGTON – In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday condemned federal environmental officials’ “steadfast refusal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions,” saying it...

R.I. firms’ exports surge 21% in ’06

Rhode Island companies last year exported $1.53 billion worth of goods, growing their foreign sales by 20.7 percent – including a big boost from...
THE TECHNOLOGY PARK Water Storage Tank is surrounded by scaffolding this month as workers prepare to sandblast and recoat the exterior. It's part of a $729,504 refurbishment by Rockwood Corp. of Lyons Falls, N.Y., due to be completed by June. /

KCWA faces delicate balance,<BR> study panel finds

STATE HOUSE – The General Assembly’s special commission on the Kent County Water Authority yesterday issued its final report, with recommendations on how the...
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