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Environment
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Rhode Island may not have cracked the top 10 of the best states to live in, according to a new report on quality of life by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, but it did perform better than average in numerous categories including housing and best place to earn a living. more
In 2002, the state passed enabling legislation, the Rhode Island Stormwater Management and Utility Act that allows cities and towns to establish stormwater utilities. more
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. recently distributed $1.5 million in checks to Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns for profits from the sale of their recyclables in fiscal 2014. more
The dirtiest coal in the United States is becoming the most popular, thanks to tightening emission standards forcing power plants to reduce pollutants. more
Rhode Island trails only Florida in a ranking of states at the highest risk of property damage loss from natural hazards, according to information released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
Small businesses are working with Clean Water Action and the state Department of Environmental Management to recycle mercury-containing lighting fixtures, such as compact fluorescent bulbs. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has given out “Superfund Excellence in Site Re-use” awards for projects that installed solar energy farms at former landfills in Massachusetts. more
Rhode Island has positioned itself as a leader in the offshore wind energy movement alongside Massachusetts, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation assessing offshore wind progress among Atlantic Coast states. more
A University of Rhode Island engineering professor has conducted seismic tests on the Gainer Memorial Dam at the Scituate Reservoir to determine its vulnerability to earthquakes. more
According to a recent Baker Hughes oil field services report, more than 1,100 oil and natural gas wells are under exploration and production in the United States. That means extracting these fuels – through a drilling process known as hydraulic … more
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