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DEM: Increasing R.I. emissions fall short of Act on Climate mandates

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is going in the wrong direction when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. And that could spell trouble for the state...

Federal funding sparks conflict between R.I. transportation projects, climate goals

PROVIDENCE – A $750 million injection of federal funds for state transportation improvement projects has become the latest flashpoint in conflict over climate change...

Massive warehouse project proposed in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – A 1 million-square-foot warehouse facility is being planned at a peat mining site at 295 George Washington Highway in Smithfield in a...

McKee eyes infrastructure upgrades at Port of Galilee

NARRAGANSETT – Rodman Sykes says the docks that his fishing vessels tie up to at the Port of Galilee have taken a beating over...

McKee to commit over $150M to climate change initiatives in proposed...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that he will be committing more than $150 million that is earmarked for a series of...
STATE OFFICIALS introduced Wednesday the new $40 million statewide Rhode Island Ready economic development initiative designed to prepare sites to host new companies and bring new jobs to the state.

$40M Rhode Island Ready economic-development initiative unveiled

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the last decade, Quonset Business Park’s site-readiness program has created more than 3,500 jobs and approximately $682 million in private...

New report outlines ways to improve electric vehicle infrastructure in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Requiring 100% of state electricity to come from renewable sources will help incentivize the electric vehicle market and ensure the state’s fossil...
THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH is testing wastewater to analyze and track the presence of COVID-19 in the state's communities. The program, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is called the National Wastewater Surveillance System. / COURTESY U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

R.I. is sampling wastewater for early warnings on COVID-19 spread

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is sampling its wastewater for signs of COVID-19 in hopes health officials will get early warnings about where and how...
ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND: Terry Gray, acting director for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will be the guest speaker at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Eggs & Issues breakfast event Jan. 12 at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Editor’s Choice: Acting DEM director to speak at NRI Chamber breakfast...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Acting DEM director to speak at NRI Chamber breakfast event TERRY GRAY, acting director for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will be...

EPA completes demolition, cleanup at North Smithfield Superfund site

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Environmental Protection Agency has completed a hazardous waste cleanup at the Stamina Mills Removal Site on School Street, the agency...

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