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Wild oysters, with their craggy shells and the natural, complex reefs they grow on, are almost just a memory in Rhode Island – 99 percent of them are gone. more
Citing a number of concerns, including community opposition to the location of large wind turbines near the city’s Point neighborhood, the U.S. Navy has shelved its proposed wind energy project in Newport. more
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, center, works with members of The Nature Conservancy on the “living shoreline” project on the Narrow River in Narragansett on Aug. 21. The project is using oyster shells and recycled materials to help protect against coastal erosion, sea-level rise and loss of habitat. The project was funded in part by the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council and is also expected to tap federal funds. If successful, the project will be expanded to other Rhode Island locations. more
New power plants will replace closing power plants, but energy supply is still predicted to fall short in Rhode Island, likely costing ratepayers more in the future. more
The American Wind Energy Association on Wednesday named Deepwater Wind LLC CEO Jeffrey Grybowski to its board of directors. more
More than 16,000 pounds of trash and 157,000 items – including 41,803 cigarette butts – were collected from Rhode Island’s shorelines during a coastal cleanup in September, according to Save The Bay. more
Businesses have long been subsidizing the cost of municipal solid waste in Rhode Island, as municipalities have paid the same rate to dump trash for more than two decades while receiving some of that back from landfill profits. But time is … more
Thousands of streetlights in Rhode Island could be converted to power-sipping LED fixtures, under a new incentive program and a state law that allows communities to acquire their lights. The Ocean State has about 100,000 streetlights, most … more
Approximately 103 acres of land on Prudence Island known as the “Little Property” will be purchased with a $412,500 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to protect it from future development. more
Save The Bay on Friday announced this year’s slate of environmental award winners, including Dr. Candace Oviatt who’s being recognized with the lifetime achievement award. more
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