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Environment
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(Updated, 4 p.m., Aug. 21) Some of the region’s most notable companies have been named in Providence Business News’ fourth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. more
A decadelong study of water quality in Narragansett Bay by oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island has found that reductions in nitrogen discharged into the bay from sewage treatment plants has resulted in much clearer water and fewer algae blooms. more
A marketing communications firm is being sought to partner with the Rhode Island charter fishing industry to develop a marketing campaign for charter and party boat fishing in the Ocean State. more
A biology professor at Providence College is part of a team of scientists, including a former PC student, who were awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation for research in biology-related topics. more
The hundreds of acres of protected land along the Narrow River is expanding, as The Nature Conservancy on Friday announced the acquisition of an additional 161 acres in North Kingstown. more
A University of Rhode Island professor has been named chairman of the governor’s Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board, which provides guidance on issues pertaining to climate change. more
Two men were arrested for trespassing and property damage after they locked themselves to the front gate of Spectra Energy’s compressor station to protest the company’s expansion plans. more
More than $1 million in federal assistance has been delivered to Rhode Island to help cover the costs of the Jan. 26-28 severe winter storm that covered parts of the state in up to 3 feet of snow, said state and federal officials. more
Ross McCurdy, a teacher at Ponaganset High School in Scituate, received the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators given out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at a recent White House ceremony. more
(Updated 12:58 p.m. and 1:33 p.m.) Approximately 8,000 National Grid customers remain without power two days after a violent thunderstorm tore through Rhode Island. more
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