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DEM: $3M available to clean brownfields

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management says $3 million is available for grants to clean and redevelop contaminated properties known as brownfields...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Fisheries Center, along with Rhode Island Sea Grant, Eating with the Ecosystem, the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative announced Tuesday that a new app, called FishLine, is being adapted for use locally to help local fishermen sell their catch to customers. / COURTESY PHONDINI PARTNERS

New app to help local fishing industry reach customers

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island Fisheries Center, along with Rhode Island Sea Grant, Eating with the Ecosystem, the Commercial Fisheries Center...
NATURAL CLEANSER: Ryan Kopp, coordinator of the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, explains how a stormwater basin clears pollutants from runoff inside Roger Williams Park. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence Stormwater Innovation Center using park to experiment

After three consecutive days of stifling, 90-degree heat, any droplets of water had long since evaporated from the shallow inlet of vegetation outside the...

DEM awards $1.5M in open space grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $1.5 million in grants to protect 322 acres of open space in Rhode Island,...

DEM awards $4.4M for climate-resilience projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $4.4 million to 13 municipalities and community organizations for climate-resilience projects, the department announced...

R.I. joins 15-state agreement committing to zero-emission buses and trucks by...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is among 15 states and the District of Columbia that have committed to selling only renewable energy-powered buses, trucks and...

OER launches online marketplace to bolster solar participation

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island residents and business owners seeking to jump on the state’s solar economy can now connect with solar farms seeking subscribers...

Online tool created for DEM permits

PROVIDENCE – Online service for water quality certifications and stormwater construction permits is now available through the R.I. Department of Environmental Management. The state office...
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...

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