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Ferguson receives environmental merit award

WENLEY FERGUSON, director of habitat restoration for Save The Bay, recently received the Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Environmental Merit Award at a ceremony...
IMPROVED INDUSTRY: Patrice Milos, left, president and CEO of Medley Genomics in Providence, speaks with Niru Chennagiri, director of informatics. Milos said she’s seen improvement in the number of industry women in science with Ph.D.s. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Milos advances genomics innovation, this time on home turf

Patrice Milos, president and CEO of Providence startup Medley Genomics, is no stranger to Rhode Island. Although she’s lived here since 1989, until a...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY reported that the number of air quality alert days in Rhode Island doubled year over year from the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2018.

EPA: Number of air quality alert days in R.I. doubles from...

PROVIDENCE – The number of air quality alert days in Rhode Island doubled from 2017 to 2018, according to the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday.The...
JANET COIT, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, said Rhode Island will use the nearly $21 million in federal grants for an array of water improvements projects / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Rhode Island gets $22M for water improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received nearly $22 million in federal grants for drinking water and wastewater improvement projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

EPA N.E. honors locals with 2018 Merit Awards

BOSTON – Three organizations and four individuals based in the Providence metropolitan area were honored with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental...

Climate fight can’t be slowed, even by EPA

The best that can be said for the Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan to loosen restrictions on coal-fired power plants is that it will...

Groundwork R.I. to receive $100K EPA grant to educate students on...

PROVIDENCE – Groundwork Rhode Island was selected by the Environmental Protection Agency to receive a $100,000 environmental education grant focused on waste reduction, diversion...

EPA provides $240,500 grant for Massachusetts beach monitoring

PROVIDENCE - The Mass. Department of Public Health has received $240,500 from the Environmental Protection Agency to support beach water quality monitoring and public...

Trump moves to ease Obama auto-mileage rules, California’s clout

NEW YORK - The Trump administration, taking aim at one of former President Barack Obama’s signature environmental achievements, is proposing to suspend required increases...

R.I. receives over $200K in federal funds for water quality monitoring

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $201,500 in federal funds to help officials conduct water-quality monitoring and alert beachgoers when conditions are unsafe, Sen. Jack...
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