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RIDEM receives $130K grant from EPA to monitor and map wetlands

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has received $131,190 in Wetland Program Development Grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for state-led...
THE DEM has made $150,000 available in the form of farm viability grants. Above are Rhode Island grown peppers. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM: $150K available for farm viability grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management says $150,000 in farm viability grant funding is available for projects that enhance a farm’s competitiveness...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO'S Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget includes a $64 million “green bond,” $35 million of which would go toward projects at state beaches, parks and campgrounds./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo budget proposal calls for $64M green bond

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to make the largest investment in its state parks and beaches in 35 years under Gov. Gina M....

Groundwork RI to remediate Providence brownfield site for new compost facility

PROVIDENCE – Groundwork Rhode Island has partnered with the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. to remediate a brownfield site on Fuller Street to become...
BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...
TWO LOCAL coastal resiliency projects received grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund overseen by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Two coastal-resiliency projects receive grants from foundation

FAIRHAVEN – Two coastal-resilience projects in the Providence metropolitan area have been awarded funds, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced Monday. A salt-marsh restoration...

Davol Square site fails metals contamination test

PROVIDENCE – Recent soil and groundwater testing at a half-acre asphalted site in Davol Square has uncovered concentration levels of metals and polycyclic aromatic...
A 12.44-MEGAWATT community solar project owned and operated by Nautilus Solar has broken ground in North Smithfield.

North Smithfield 12.44-MW community solar project breaks ground

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A groundbreaking took place Wednesday for the King community solar project, the largest community solar project in the state, according to...
THE BARNEY DAM in Lincoln was among the dams determined to be high hazard risk when inspected in 2018. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

38 R.I. dams pose safety risk, must be repaired

JOHNSTON (AP) – For nearly a decade, Rhode Island officials have been after the town of Johnston to repair several potentially unsafe dams. Considered high...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has awarded $2 million in brownfields remediation and redevelopment grants. Above, the Westerly Higher Education Center and Jobs Skill Center, which received a $712,000 Brownfields Redevelopment Grant in 2015. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM awards $2M in matching brownfield grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management Friday announced $2 million in matching grants for the remediation and redevelopment of brownfields. The grants come...
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