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Environment
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Anna Jane Kocon knows she needs to produce a large number of white flowers throughout the growing season. Each wedding season the owner of Little State Flower Co. is inundated with requests for her locally grown flowers to supply what she … more
1 What about your professional life qualifies you to serve as one of the top energy officials in the state? What I hope to bring to this role is a really well-rounded perspective of all of the moving parts. … I have helped lead a company … more
A total of 1.5 percent of Rhode Island homes, or 4,853, are at risk of being underwater due to sea level rise, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. more
Exxon Mobil Corp.’s battle with New York and Massachusetts over their probes into the company’s use of climate change data is heating up, and a key element of the national dispute is now in the hands of a Texas judge. more
Environmentalists rejoiced on Wednesday when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said it is unlawful for state energy regulators to approve long-term, ratepayer-backed contracts with energy distribution companies to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion. more
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last month rejected a request from electric utilities to make ratepayers cover the costs to pay for new natural gas pipelines, and the decision is having a reverberating effect in Rhode Island. While … more
Using sonar and other tools, researchers and University of Rhode Island students are mapping the Atlantic Ocean floor to measure changes after Hurricane Sandy. more
Isaac Ginis, an internationally renowned hurricane expert, is a professor at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Ginis, who was the first scientist to show the role the ocean plays in the path and intensity of hurricanes, talks with Providence Business News about his research and the 2016 hurricane season. more
By the year 2040, the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area will have the unfortunate distinction of being among the top 20 most wrinkle prone areas in the country. more
University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research expedition next August aboard Newport-based SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to Canada’s Arctic’s Northwest Passage to document the changing environment in that region. more
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