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Environment
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When turbines start spinning at the first U.S. offshore wind farm near Rhode Island later this year, some energy developers will already be eyeing a bigger prize. more
The cost of building wind farms off the U.S. coast may decline as much as 55 percent within 13 years, letting developers offer clean power at rates competitive with market prices, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of Delaware. more
Ten land-based windmill turbines and 30 of their accompanying blades arrived at the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park on Wednesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has established the R.I. Outdoor Recreation Council to inform people about the state’s recreational assets and encourage residents to enjoy these spaces. 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
(Updated 2:19 p.m.) Two Rhode Island organizations, a resident and an official were recognized this week with 2016 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office. more
Weather forecasters are fairly confident that the world is experiencing the strongest El Nino phenomenon since 1997-1998, a climate pattern that features increased ocean temperatures and disruptive rainfall and drought events around the world. more
A University of Rhode Island biologist received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study the genetics of three groups of parasites and single-celled organisms to help scientists build a tree of life of Earth’s living organisms. more
A University of Rhode Island research team has received $227,850 in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration funding to examine the effects of climate change on Atlantic fisheries. more
The Rhode Island chapter of the American Planning Association has recognized 10 people, organizations or projects for outstanding contributions to planning. more
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