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PROVIDENCE — The push for an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 will be a challenge in the Ocean State, according to a preliminary study commissioned by the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council. The study … more
Austin Becker, a University of Rhode Island professor of marine affairs, was named URI’s first recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, according to a release from the school on Friday. more
Rhode Island is no stranger to celebrations designed to boost local eateries and promote Ocean State fare. It was unusual, however, to see Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and her husband, Andy Moffit, front and center with the R.I. Department of Environmental … more
When my organization failed to save a historic house during my first year running a historic-preservation nonprofit in Georgia, it had quite an impact on me. I realized at that moment that we would have to work more closely with others if we were to … more
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is just one of many federal agencies marked for drastic funding reductions to enable a big boost in military spending. But the cuts proposed for America's center of weather and climate research … more
It was the best single run of longfin squid anyone on the East Coast had ever seen – and it happened fast and was over fast. In two months last summer, June and July, the East Coast-based squid fleet landed approximately 14 million pounds, with Rhode Island landing more than 50 percent of that quota, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration landing reports. more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel Henry B. Bigelow will be permanently homeported in Newport, Sen. Jack Reed announced April 12. The 209-foot, $54 million ship supports NOAA's mission … more
More than $1.2 million in federal grants to help the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank clean up brownfield sites was awarded last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Program. more
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Although the new multiuse athletic fields located within the Quonset Business Park will open next fall, much work has been completed over the past year, the Quonset Development Corp. announced Dec. 16. Construction of … more
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