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MOST RHODE ISLAND state beaches, including Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, above, will reopen on June 1. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND STATE PARKS

R.I. state beaches set to reopen on June 1

PROVIDENCE – Nearly all state beaches in Rhode Island are reopening on June 1, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Friday. Beaches will be...

JWU student designs mask to alert first responders of harmful contaminants

PROVIDENCE – A Johnson & Wales University junior was recently awarded $5,000 to support the development of a mask he designed that will alert...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has announced $4.7 million in matching grants for wastewater facility resiliency projects.

DEM awards $4.7M for wastewater-infrastructure projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $4.7 million in matching grants to 15 municipalities for wastewater-treatment-facility resiliency projects. The grants announced...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management announced $5.8 million in matching grants for recreation area improvements around the state.

DEM awards $5.8M for recreation improvements in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-one Rhode Island municipalities were awarded a combined $5.8 million from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management for local recreation projects, the...

DEM advises on permits, applications

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is still open and accepting permits, but not through walk-in service. People can file a permit application...
THE DEM has awarded $569,500 in matching grants to three projects aimed at lessening nonpoint pollution and flooding.

DEM awards $569.5K for water quality improvement and flood reduction projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $569,500 in matching grants to three projects to mitigate water pollution from stormwater and...
SHOWING OFF: Blake Banky, center, president of Newport Biodiesel, gives a tour of the company’s facility in Newport for Dennis Deziel, left, the EPA administrator for the New England region, and Karen McGuire, EPA director of enforcement and compliance assurance for New England. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

EPA lauds R.I. companies for cutting toxic releases

It takes just under 2 ounces of methanol to kill a person, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Newport Biodiesel Inc., a company...
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...

DEM: Pump-out grants available to assist boaters with sewage disposal

PROVIDENCE – Grants are available to support construction and maintenance of marine and land-based pump-out facilities to assist boaters with properly disposing of sewage,...
THE DEM HAS AWARDED $3.3 million in open space grants to preserve 904 acres in the state. Above, South Kingstown Land Trust Property on Yawgoo Pond. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM awards $3.3M in grants to preserve open spaces in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $3.3 million to 16 organizations to preserve open, green spaces in Rhode Island, the agency...

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