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THREE RHODE ISLAND state beaches will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday. Above, beachgoers are pictured at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

DEM announces 3 state beaches to open May 12

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island state beaches will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday, the R.I. Department of Environmental...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $3.75 million in Green Economy Bond matching grants to preserve green space.

R.I. DEM awards $3.75M in matching grants to preserve green space

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $3.75 million in Green Economy Bond grants to 17 projects to help communities and organizations...
JANET L. COIT, director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, highlighted the benefits of $3 million in matching grants that DEM made to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo, DEM announce $3.7M in brownfield cleanup and redevelopment funds

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo joined with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to announce $3.7 million in grants for the cleanup and...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $380,000 is available in the form of Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants and Farm Viability grants for 2018.

RIDEM announces $380K in grants available for food, farming businesses

PROVIDENCE – Farm and food businesses looking to grow in Rhode Island can apply for up to $380,000 in grants available from the R.I....
A RENDERING OF the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Who’s paying for Invenergy power plant?

A lawsuit filed this month by Invenergy Thermal Development LLC against National Grid Rhode Island and ISO New England is raising new questions for...
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...
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