Natural Resources

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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Tuckers give URI $160,000<br> to expand scholarship

KINGSTON – Tenth-generation farmer H. Winfield Tucker and his wife, Phyllis Tucker, have donated $160,000 to the University of Rhode Island for the H....
FOR HER WORK to save the Rose Island Lighthouse, Charlotte Eschenheimer Johnson will be honored with the 2007 Frederick C. Williamson Professional Leadership Award. /

R.I. historical preservation conference, <br>awards set for April 14 in Pawtucket

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission presents The 22nd Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference tomorrow, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,...
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R.I., Mass. in multistate plan<br> to reduce mercury pollution in N.E.

Rhode Island and six other states yesterday joined in announcing Clean Water Act standards that include a call for a 90-percent reduction in mercury...
RENEWABLE ENERGY sources such as the Cape Wind Project, landfill-gas projects or hydropower qualify for the GreenUp program. Above, the Nysted Wind Farm in Denmark, which consultants used to show what Cape Wind would look like when completed. /

National Grid’s ‘GreenUp’ ranks among Top 10<br> U.S. utility renewable power...

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – National Grid’s “GreenUp” renewable energy program is ranked among the Top 10 utility company green power programs nationwide by the U.S....
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Patrick seeks federal relief for Mass. fishing fleet

BOSTON – In a letter today to U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and other officials, Gov. Deval L. Patrick called for the federal...
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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 7¢ to $2.749

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices have risen for the eighth consecutive week, to 57 cents per gallon above their mid-February level, according to...
EXHAUST FUMES trail a school bus leaving a Cranston bus yard last week. Aging school buses are ranked among the worst diesel polluters. /

Taking on diesel-fueled pollution

Seeking to lessen the harmful effects of diesel pollution in Rhode Island, state lawmakers are advocating measures to curb diesel emissions by targeting older...
ESS GROUP specializes in environmental and engineering issues in energy projects. Above, senior vice president Christopher Rein, left, and vice president Stephen Wood. /

Fighting for new power sources

ESS Group Inc.’s work often puts it at the center of major controversies over the potential impact of large-scale power generation and transmission projects...
LEGISLATORS are working out the logistics of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which will affect facilities such as the Manchester Street Power Plant, above. /

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative</br> legislation raises new questions

A hearing last week on proposed legislation to guide Rhode Island’s implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative raised new questions about how best...
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