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VERDE VINEYARD in Johnston will receive $20,000 from the Rhode Island Farm Energy Program to install a hybrid system of backup batteries for its solar and geothermal energy system to power critical winery operations during power outages. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

4 R.I. farms to receive $78.8K to green operations

PROVIDENCE – Four farms are scheduled to receive a combined $78,765 in Rhode Island Farm Energy Program grants to “green” their operations, the R.I....
THE DORIS DUKE Charitable Foundation granted Rhode Island $650,000 for urban forestry projects.

R.I. receives $650K grant for urban forestry projects

WOONSOCKET – Rhode Island received a $650,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, working with American Forests, a longstanding conservation organization, to increase...
A $1.8 MILLION fishing pier will be built at Rocky Point State Park. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

$1.8M fishing pier to be built at Rocky Point

WARWICK – A new $1.8 million wooden fishing pier will be built at Rocky Point State Park, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and...

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...
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