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THE USDA'S Natural Resource Conservation Service has called on aquaculture oyster producers in Rhode Island to apply for financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program as part of an effort to restore oyster reefs in protected water bodies as part of the Rhode Island Oyster Initiative. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CAROLINE BLUMBERG

USDA calls on oyster farmers to apply for Rhode Island Oyster...

WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service has called on aquaculture oyster producers in Rhode Island to apply for financial...
TWO SETS OF HEARINGS on the Clear River Energy Center are scheduled for this week and next, including the final deliberations on licensing the plant by the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Burrillville power plant hearings take place this week and next

BURRILLVILLE – The fate of Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s proposed Clear River Energy Center has the potential of being resolved this week and next. Two...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management received a $300,000 award from the R.I. Information Technology Investment Fund to expand online access to septic system records.

DEM gets $300K to upgrade online septic permit records system

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Rhode Island Information Technology Investment Fund to expand...
THREE RHODE ISLAND FARMS received a combined $54,000 in grants from the R.I. DEM's Rhode Island Farm Energy Program to support solar and energy efficiency projects.

DEM awards 3 R.I. farms grants for energy efficiency

PROVIDENCE – Three farms in Foster, Little Compton, and Smithfield will aim to decrease costs and upgrade business operations with a combined $54,000 in...
Ten projects across Rhode Island will receive a total of $178,849 in grants to invest in boat pump-out facilities, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced Friday. 

DEM grants $179K to improve, maintain boat pump-out facilities

PROVIDENCE - Ten projects across Rhode Island will receive a total of $178,849 in grants to invest in boat pump-out facilities, the R.I. Department of...
A new pavilion and visitor center at the beach area of Olney Pond in the Lincoln State Park will open on Friday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

New Olney Pond pavilion to open in time for summer

PROVIDENCE - A new pavilion at Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park will open with a ribbon ceremony on Friday to kick off...
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