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Biden to fight climate change in a new way

Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before – by mobilizing his entire administration...

E.P. ice company to plead guilty to violating Clean Air Act

EAST PROVIDENCE – J.P. Lillis Enterprises Inc., doing business as Cape Cod Ice, is set to plead guilty to violating the Clean Air Act,...

EPA is about to take a 180-degree turn

The Trump administration has waged what many legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the past four years....

DEM awarded $263,502 air monitoring grant for Port of Providence

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will receive $263,502 to monitor air-toxics emissions near the Port of Providence and characterize risk to...
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...

Johnston metal shredding company to pay $875K for alleged air pollution...

PROVIDENCE – SMM New England Corp., doing business as SIMS Metal Management, has been fined $875,000 for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act, Attorney...

Disinfecting machines boost safety procedures at Newport Hospital

NEWPORT – Two new disinfectant-spraying machines are now in use at Newport Hospital thanks to a gift from a donor, and at least one...
POWERFUL PRODUCT: Allyson Cote, CEO and president of Ocean State Shields, and Todd Thomas, chief innovation officer, with their product, sd90, a coating that stops micro-organism growth for up to a year on surfaces. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup aiming to ensure microbes stay away

Without making claims specific to the new coronavirus, Ocean State Shields LP says its product – a nontoxic spray-on liquid that disinfects surfaces, including...
THE DEM has awarded $569,500 in matching grants to three projects aimed at lessening nonpoint pollution and flooding.

DEM awards $569.5K for water quality improvement and flood reduction projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $569,500 in matching grants to three projects to mitigate water pollution from stormwater and...
Joan Retsinas

The new health mantra for 2020: Think locally

Forget the federal government, no longer the champion of health. It’s more of an adversary. Healthwise, the motto for 2020 is: think locally. Here are...

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