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Environment
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The town of Portsmouth and Aquidneck Land Trust have acquired 4.9 acres for a future waterfront community park in northern Portsmouth next to Mount Hope Bridge and the Portsmouth town common. more
Rhode Island has 26,593 homes at risk from hurricane storm surge damage this year, 100 more than last year, ranking it 17th, or fourth lowest, on a list of states along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines, according to CoreLogic’s 2016 Storm Surge report released Wednesday. more
File it under the too bizarre not to be true heading. Last week The Westerly Sun reported on the Watch Hill Fire District filing an appeal with the town's Zoning Board of Review to get the owner of St. Clair Annex to remove the newly … more
The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography is receiving $300,000 over five years to support a system of buoys that track ocean conditions and share data with the public-private partnership Integrated Ocean Observation System. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation recently finalized an agreement with the federal government after failing to comply with the Clean Water Act, neglecting its drainage systems and allowing runoff from highways to pour runoff into more than 200 bodies of water in our state for years on end. more
The J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford, Conn., is the first technical high school in the state to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a news release. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed an executive order requiring state agencies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities. "Developing a strategy that supports a transition to … more
BURRILLVILLE – Eight people were charged with trespassing following a Dec. 5 march and rally opposing proposed pipeline and power-plant projects in the town, according to ecoRI News. Opposition has grown as two energy projects have … more
Already in our state we are feeling the debilitating effects of climate change. The extreme weather events of last August's microbursts, the January 2015 blizzard and Hurricane Sandy have all crushed our businesses and homes. Our rivers and … more
Nearly 20,000 pounds of trash, an increase of 3,101 pounds over last year, was collected during the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup in Rhode Island by approximately 2,200 volunteers statewide. more
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