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CITADEL PROPERTIES LLC and Strive Construction LLC plan to build a 45-unit apartment building at 663 Admiral St., Providence, but the companies were fined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violations during the demolition of an existing structure on the site. / PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

2 R.I. companies fined for EPA violations in Providence apartment project

PROVIDENCE – A pair of Rhode Island companies have settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating the Clean Air Act when demolishing a...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY received a $1.7 million federal earmark from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to help retrofit and equip the university’s new Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science Laboratory.

RWU receives $1.7M federal earmark to retrofit, equip environmental science lab

BRISTOL – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., helped secure a $1.7 million federal earmark for Roger Williams University to help retrofit and equip the university’s...

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution gets $25M gift

WOODS HOLE, Mass. – The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently received a $25 million gift from Paul Salem, chairman of the institute's board of...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha announced that he and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management are partnering to address stormwater runoff entering urban waterways in Providence. / COURTESY PETER F. NERONHA

Neronha, R.I. DEM partner to help address stormwater runoff entering urban...

PROVIDENCE – Citing the need to stop stormwater runoff from entering the city’s waterways, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and the R.I. Department...
5Q: Fara Warner / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Fara Warner

5Q: Fara Warner | Executive director, University of Rhode Island Metcalf Institute 1. What are your priorities for the Metcalf Institute as its new...
DANDY MOSS: Jamie Mitri, founder and CEO of Moss Pure, showcases her moss products that will help improve air quality. A patent on her products is still pending. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Moss Pure offers a new pure method to clean air

PBN Innovative Companies 2023 Biotechnology: Moss Pure ART HAS MET air filters, and what began as one Smithfield resident’s solution to pollution in Lebanon has become...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE announced Monday that it will begin July 24 at $1.5 million repair project to the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier. Pictured is Craig Hochman, chief engineer for the city of Providence, with the barrier in the background. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence to begin $1.5M repair project on Fox Point Hurricane Barrier

PROVIDENCE – Some long-awaited repairs to the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier will begin in the next couple of weeks. Mayor Brett Smiley’s office announced Monday...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center have signed a five-year partnership agreement to research how offshore wind developments will impact marine life. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI, NOAA partnering to study how offshore wind impacts marine life

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center have signed a five-year...
Kate Saenko

Here’s how AI can be bad for the environment

Generative AI is the hot new technology behind chatbots and image generators. But how hot is it making the planet? As an AI researcher, I often...
AMPED UP: Zachary Cobb, left, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence vice president of services, and Steven Ilmrud, vice president of operations, demonstrate one of the charging stations at the North Kingstown company that are part of the company’s ambitious plans to offset the emissions it produces with renewable energy or credits by 2030. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

LOST IN EMISSIONS: Businesses befuddled by state’s net-zero goals

So far, the 10 electric vehicle charging stations tucked away in the corner of the 200-space parking lot at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc. haven’t...
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