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RHODE ISLAND WAS ONE OF NINE states and the District of Columbia that have agreed to create a transportation emissions cap-and-trade program designed to decrease the use of fossil fuels and fund green technology and other projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. joins partnership developing transportation emission cap/trade program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., Tuesday announcing a partnership in a project designed to create...
THE R.I. DEM announced $67,237 in grants to support four Rhode Island farms in their installation of solar arrays to offset costs and to "green" their operations.

DEM announces $67.2K in grants to 4 farms for solar arrays

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island farms received a combined $67,237 to install solar arrays, the R.I. Department of Environmental management announced Tuesday. The grants, made...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools. “When I visit a...
THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, the U.S. Department of Justice and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Monday that Emhart Industries Inc. and Black & Decker Inc., two subsidiaries of Stanley Black & Decker Inc., have agreed to clean up dioxin contaminated sediment and soil at the Centredale Manor restoration project superfund site in North Providence and Johnston.

Companies agree to clean up Centredale Manor Superfund site

PROVIDENCE – Emhart Industries Inc. and Black & Decker Inc., two subsidiaries of Stanley Black & Decker Inc., have agreed to clean up dioxin-contaminated...
THE PROPOSED CLEAR RIVER ENERGY CENTER had another setback this week when federal officials confirmed the cancellation of a capacity supply obligation for the facility previously auctioned by ISO New England. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Opposition group to visit proposed Burrillville power plant site ahead of...

BURRILLVILLE – A coalition opposing the proposed Invenergy power plant in Burrillville plans a “walk in the woods” Tuesday to draw attention to the...

R.I. Department of Health launches Lyme disease prevention campaign

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health is reminding people to be wary of Lyme-disease-bearing ticks in the wake of reported increases in national...
SHOPPERS BROWSE at the Fisherman’s Memorial State Park Farmers Market in Narragansett. / COURTESY DEM

DEM announces opening of state park farmers markets

PROVIDENCE – Three weekly farmers markets are now open in Rhode Island state parks, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Friday. The three markets...
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

DEM awards $3M for recreation projects in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $3 million in matching grants to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities, Gov....
TOP VIEW: John Ballone, owner of The Hotel Maria, on the highest level of the structure under construction alongside Misquamicut Beach in Westerly designed to avoid the effects of ocean flooding by being elevated well above sea level. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/
BRIAN MCDONALD

Some Rhode Islanders have learned from past storms, but most simply...

(Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and...
THE THIRD ANNUAL QUAHOG WEEK begins March 26. The DEM is still accepting applications from restaurants and markets, as well as potential partners and venues that want to be involved with the week-long event. / COURTESY RIDEM

Third annual Quahog Week set to start March 26

PROVIDENCE – The third annual Quahog Week in Rhode Island will begin March 26, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Tuesday. The week runs...
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