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UNCHECKED? A Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit on April 21. Thousands of oil and gas operations and other sites won permission to bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.  / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Thousands of companies allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic

Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended...

Philanthropy and your company

Does your company customarily donate to a charitable cause or participate in a philanthropic initiative? Yes: 100% No: 0% What kind of charitable organization does your company...
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: From left, ecoRI News staff members Tim Faulkner, senior reporter; Frank Carini, owner, editor and writer; Joanna Detz, owner and executive director; Sarah Puschmann, reporting fellow; and Grace Kelly, reporter, meet at Social Enterprise Greenhouse offices in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

News site takes eco-angle

IF JOURNALISM IS SUPPOSED TO BE a labor of love, then Frank Carini and Joanna Detz doubly qualify. Not only have they built their Providence-based...
THE EPA has granted a combined $1.1 million to Rhode Island organizations to restore and conserve coastal ecosystems in the state. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards $1.1M to R.I. entities for coastal conservation and restoration

PROVIDENCE – Seven Rhode Island entities have been awarded a combined $1.1 million in federal grants to promote cleaner water and healthier coastal ecosystems,...

Not all economists are corporate shills

The economics profession gets a lot of the blame for the increasing inequality in American society. Yet the career of Harvard University economist Martin...
FUN, YES, BUT MUCH MORE: Hasbro CEO and Chairman Brian Goldner takes part in a 2016 companywide effort to pack toys for children and families, part of the company’s ongoing philanthropic efforts and one which its decision to cut back on plastic packaging is consistent with. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

By reducing plastic use, Hasbro improves itself and the earth

With its announcement on Aug. 20 that it is looking to eliminate virtually all plastic packaging for its products, Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. continues to...

City dwellers’ hidden footprint

Dense, transit-oriented development is more environmentally friendly than suburban sprawl. But city dwellers shouldn’t get too smug about that. Just because an urban apartment...

Arpin Group receives environmental award

PETER ARPIN is the executive vice president of Arpin Group Inc. and president and co-founder of Renewable Now Network. Arpin Group, a West Warwick-based...
THE EPA HAS ANNOUNCED its proposed plan for a cleanup of the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Site in Attleboro. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA announces cleanup plan for Attleboro Superfund Site

PROVIDENCE – A proposed cleanup plan was announced for the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Site in Attleboro, the EPA announced Thursday. The EPA added the...

R.I. Free Clinic, Save The Bay receive $10K from Cox Tech...

WEST WARWICK – Cox Communications announced its 2019 recipients for its Tech Boosts program, which awards grants to nonprofits committed to investing in technology...

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