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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT announced $6.8 million in matching grants to 33 projects across the state. Projects funded will address water pollution from stormwater and nonpoint sources, reduce flooding and improve Rhode Island's climate resiliency.

DEM awards $6.8M in matching grants to improve water quality, flooding...

PROVIDENCE -  The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $6.8 million in matching grants to 33 projects, the DEM announced Thursday.The projects are focused...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT received a $500,000 grant to lead a national study on salt marsh resilience against the effects of climate change.

DEM receives $500K federal grant for salt marsh resiliency study

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management was awarded a $500,000 federal research grant to lead a nationwide study to examine strategies to...
THE U.S. EPA awarded $3.9 million in a grant that will be used to fund projects that protect and restrore coastal ecosystems and their watersheds in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

EPA awards $3.9M for coastal water projects in R.I. and Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday a $3.9 million grant to Restore America’s Estuaries under the Southeast New England Program.“We are...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, left,,Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse gather on the front deck of the new Sail Newport center after official ribbon cutting Wednesday. / COURTESY SAIL NEWPORT /ANDES VISUAL

Sail Newport opens new marine education and recreation center

NEWPORT - Sail Newport celebrated the unveiling of its newly completed Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center in a ceremony attended by leaders and...
THE 450-MEGAWATT Manchester Street power plant in Providence, above, burns natural gas and must buy RGGI permits to cover its emissions. / COURTESY DOMINION ENERGY

Regional climate accord agrees to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent

(Updated: 5:32 p.m.)PROVIDENCE – The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a nine-state bipartisan climate accord, has reached consensus on a new plan aimed at reducing...

The nation’s only multistate cap-and-trade accord, RGGI has been a financial...

Drs. Ralph and Amy Pratt consider themselves environmentally conscious business owners.As veterinarians, and owners of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital, the husband and wife...
BEACHGOERS ARE SEEN at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo designates July 30 as Governor’s Bay Day

PROVIDENCE - The 29th Governor’s Bay Day celebration will take place Sunday, July 30, 2017, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced at Roger Wheeler State...
THE BRADFORD DAM is slated to be removed starting in July. /COURTESY U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Work to begin on removal of Bradford Dam

BRADFORD – Preparations to remove the Bradford Dam on the Pawcatuck River begin this week, according to a press release on Thursday by The...
THE OCEAN STATE ALLIANCE won the New England regional 2017 Operations Challenge hosted by the New England water Environment Association. From left, Pete Rojas, Tyler Ippi, Kim Sandbach, Peter Hassel, Russ McGinnis; kneeling in fron its team captain Ed Davies.

R.I. wastewater plant operators win regional operations challenge

PROVIDENCE – A local team of wastewater treatment plant operators won the 2017 Operations Challenge, hosted by the New England Water Environment Association, the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management are warning Rhode Islanders to take precautions against Lyme disease.

State agencies offer Rhode Islanders advice on Lyme disease

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management have teamed up to encourage Rhode Islanders to take precautions...
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