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As a result of the drought that began on April 1, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration said that the deadline to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is July 5 for eligible small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in Kent, Providence and Washington counties in Rhode Island. more
The New England coral canyons and seamounts were among special ocean sites 80 percent of polled Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents voted to permanently protect from drilling, mining and fishing. more
The sixth annual Watershed Counts report, to be released at a press conference at the Save the Bay Center at Field’s Point Tuesday morning, focuses on protecting the headwaters of Narragansett Bay. more
A marketing communications firm is being sought to partner with the Rhode Island charter fishing industry to develop a marketing campaign for charter and party boat fishing in the Ocean State. more
If promises matter, it’s been a very good stretch for renewable power. At the end of July, Hillary Clinton said that as president she would aim to get 33 percent of the U.S.’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027 - up from about 13 percent today (half of it from hydro). more
A decadelong study of water quality in Narragansett Bay by oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island has found that reductions in nitrogen discharged into the bay from sewage treatment plants has resulted in much clearer water and fewer algae blooms. more
(Updated, 4 p.m., Aug. 21) Some of the region’s most notable companies have been named in Providence Business News’ fourth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. more
Randy Miller is an astute evaluator of global markets. Off the top of his head, Miller can tell you which countries are economically depressed and which are bullish. He can list the ever-changing costs of different types of commodities. He … more
A natural gas-powered electrical plant proposed in Burrillville could introduce more than 900 megawatts to the New England grid, and is the largest generation project in a decade in Rhode Island. But even if approved, it won't eradicate … more
What might have escaped the average visitor of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center last year was the subtly deteriorating health of its aquatic animals and the weakening condition of its 15-year-old aquarium. … more
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