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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has decided to hold off on regulation a group of chemicals, called PFAS, sometimes found in water supplies and soil.

State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island state health officials are holding off regulating a group of man-made chemicals used in non-stick products that are linked to...
$2.3 MILLION IN Southeast New England Program Watershed Grants have been made available for 2019.

$2.3M made available for coastal resiliency and clean water projects in...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the nonprofit Restore America’s Estuaries have made $2.3 million in competitive grants available to restore...
OVERALL POLLUTION in the U.S. increased 3.4 percent year over year in 2018, the second-biggest year-over-year increase in the past 20 years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ROBYN BECK

Pollution got worse in 2018 thanks to 2 overlooked sectors

NEW YORK - In the debate over climate change, the heaviest polluters - think: power plants, trucks and cars - get the most attention...
THE EPA Region 1 has launched the Smart Sectors program for the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation sectors. The program will facilitate collaboration and dialogue between the EPA and the regulated sectors./ COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA N.E. launches collaboration program with maritime, food and beverage, outdoor...

PROVIDENCE - The Environmental Protection Agency New England launched a sector-based program Wednesday to work with the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation...

Cleanup efforts to continue at 4 R.I. ‘Superfund’ sites after EPA...

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency has completed comprehensive five-year reviews of four sites in Rhode Island that have been designated federal “Superfund” contamination...

EPA to hold informational workshop on brownfields grant

PROVIDENCE – An informational workshop on the brownfields grant application will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12.The session is...

CLF Ventures receives $580K grant to reduce diesel emissions

NEW BEDFORD – The tugboat MV/Kodiak will get new marine engines to reduce diesel emissions, thanks to a $579,991 federal grant to consumer-services nonprofit...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

New Bedford pet food company settles alleged EPA violations

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached settlements with seven New England companies for alleged violations of chemical accident prevention and reporting...

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...
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