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It seems natural in the Ocean State that engineering companies and university researchers would sooner or later zero in on the mission to harvest energy from waves in the sea. more
Convincing businesses and homeowners to look at the long-term perspective, not just the immediate cost of investment, is one of many challenges communities and governments face as the impact of climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, economist Howard Kunreuther told environmental experts, area residents and a group of international journalists Friday at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. more
The Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay campus will be adding climate-change information targeted specifically to businesses on its website, said institute Director Judith Swift. more
Demolition has begun at Rocky Point, launching the next phase of a $3.06 million project to restore and redevelop the property into a new coastal state park, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island has positioned itself as a leader in the offshore wind energy movement alongside Massachusetts, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation assessing offshore wind progress among Atlantic Coast states. more
Rhode Island will receive $193,090 in federal funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make the state’s coastline more resilient to future storms and rising sea levels. more
In the final days of the recently ended 2013 session, the R.I. General Assembly passed legislation, which Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee subsequently signed, that will put our state on the road toward a statewide mattress recycling program endorsed by industry, supported by environmental advocates and welcomed by municipalities. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has signed into law legislation to establish a program for the “proper recycling, reuse and disposal of mattresses,” according to a news release. more
Bidding for two wind farm lease areas off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts in federal waters began Wednesday morning through the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management website. more
Center for Women and Enterprise will receive $375,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration grants toward Hurricane Sandy recovery, the SBA announced Wednesday. more
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