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R.I. Division of Purchases rejects Eat Drink RI food hub proposal

PROVIDENCE – Eat Drink RI LLC’s proposal to convert the former Shooters nightclub at 25 India Street to a central food market made up...

State senate bill would strengthen protection of woodlands

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island state senator has introduced a bill that would create a commission that would identify ecologically significant woodlands and draft...
LOOKING ELSEWHERE: Tyler Young, co-owner of the Young Family Farm in Little Compton, said new regulations under the Food Safety and Modernization Act are perceived to be such a hassle by farmers that some are considering changing their crops or leaving the industry.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

Farmers concerned about new Food Safety and Modernization Act regulations

When it comes to the Food Safety and Modernization Act, no one denies the importance of safe production, transportation and delivery of food –...
THE R.I OER, R.I. DEM AND COMMERCE RI endorsed the Revolution Wind Farm and the contract between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted in advisory opinions Friday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

OER, DEM and Commerce RI support Revolution Wind contract in advisory...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management filed advisory opinions on the...
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: ­Kimberly Sullivan, right, aquatic resource education coordinator for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, received the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association’s Environmental Education Award. Posing with Sullivan is DEM Executive Director Janet Coit.
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM aquatic resource education coordinator honored

KIMBERLY SULLIVAN, aquatic resource education coordinator for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, received the Rhode Island Environmental Education...

Legislation would create fund for climate-change grants

PROVIDENCE – A state Senate proposal would create a coastal adaption trust fund, from which cities and towns could apply for grants to make...

R.I. Marine Trades Association to host environmental conference April 9

BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host its first environmental conference for the marine trades on April 9, the association announced.The...
THE WOOD-PAWCATUCK WATERSHED Wild and Scenic River bill has been signed into law, designating river sections in the watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers program. Above, the Beaver River. / COURTESY WOOD PAWCATUCK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION/ELISE TORELLO

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed protection signed into federal law

PROVIDENCE – The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River bill was signed into law, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Tuesday, permanently designating river segments...
GREEN ENERGY: David Lamb, assistant director of utilities management at the University of Rhode Island, and Marcia Garcia, URI’s sustainability officer, stand among a field of solar panels in South Kingstown. The solar array is part of the 40-megawatt South Kingstown Solar Collaboration facility, of which URI is one of three partners. 
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R.I.’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives....

After stints in the California, Nevada and Texas solar-energy industries, Kenny Hsieh learned of the financial incentives offered in Rhode Island, picked up his...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has reminded local food and farming businesses that there is $270,000 in grants available for small businesses via two grant programs.

DEM makes $270,000 in grants available for food and farming businesses

PROVIDENCE – The R.I Department of Environmental Management reminded local farm and food businesses Thursday that $270,000 in funding is available to support local...
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