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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...
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...
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