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Environment
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High winds and expensive electricity make Block Island a good site for the first U.S. offshore wind farm. For the same reasons, Long Island may be next. more
Deepwater Wind LLC reached a milestone this weekend after successfully setting a 400-ton wind turbine frame – or “steel jacket” – into the seabed approximately three miles off the coast of Block Island. more
The city will no longer invest pension funds in the top 15 carbon-emitting coal companies in the country, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
Tuesday was the day that the United States “busted its annual ecological budget,” using more resources and services than U.S. ecosystems can regenerate within the full year, according to the Global Footprint Network. more
The eighth annual Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program will be held July 31 at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy building, 7 Greenhouse Road, and at the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, 120 Flagg Road. more
The Acadia Center has released a study showing the value of solar projects in Rhode Island. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday announced a citywide sustainability initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb climate change. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded brownfields grants to Attleboro, New Bedford and Taunton. more
The R.I. Resource Recovery Corp. will launch the second phase of its anti-contamination campaign this week to teach residents how to recycle smarter. more
The R.I. Emergency Management Agency and the town of Bristol will host a joint press conference on Wednesday to announce the implementation of CodeRED, an emergency notification system designed to deliver critical communications to the state’s residents. more
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