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Environment
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(Updated 2:19 p.m.) The Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a 90 megawatt wind farm off the coast of New York that would become the largest in the U.S. when completed. more
State environmental agencies have less staff to adequately protect Rhode Island waters than in the past, and that could negatively impact the local economy, say advocates. On Jan. 14, Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Rhode … more
1 What initiatives are planned for 2016 to strengthen Rhode Island's resiliency in the face of climate change? Rhode Island continues to be out front in addressing climate change, and as the Ocean State – we are uniquely vulnerable. … more
1 What is the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank and how has its mission changed? It is a quasi-public agency that delivers low-cost loans for high-quality projects to upgrade the state's infrastructure. The investments create jobs while … more
Cassie Tharinger is the new director of the Providence Neighborhood Planting Program, taking the reins from Cynthia Kwolek. She most recently managed the Mount Hope Farmers Market, and has been involved in many other community initiatives. PNPP … more
A new wave of federal funding has been released from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide direct assistance to Rhode Island fishermen affected by the 2013 groundfish disaster. more
An oceanographer at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography said temperatures in Narragansett Bay hit record highs and lows in 2015. more
The state Department of Environment Management is making $380,000 in grant funding available to help local farmers and food partners grow their businesses. more
Pay to play took on a new meaning recently, when New Shoreham officials asked National Grid PLC to pay "a large sum" of money in exchange for granting a request for a delay in the completion date of the undersea power cable that is being laid to … more
Toxic chemical releases increased 26.9 percent in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to Toxic Release Inventory data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week. more
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