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The U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development has approved the first stage of Rhode Island’s Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery plan, the agency announced Thursday. more
Providence-based Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island energy officials say the company’s win of the first two federally auctioned offshore wind-farm sites is a milestone in the state’s goal to harness wind resources, create hundreds of new jobs and attract energy industries to help pump up the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
Researchers are working to complete a multi-year study on the effectiveness of tick management techniques this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. more
Citing Rhode Island’s adoption of the 2012 International Code Council building codes, the Insurance Institute of Business & Home Safety said Thursday the state is better prepared in the event of a hurricane compared to its last report. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said this month that it is beginning work to limit access to the flood plain of the Woonasquatucket River in North Providence in preparation for work on a Superfund site. more
National Grid Tuesday praised the findings of a report calling for improvements to the electrical grid in light of Hurricane Sandy. more
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Northeast Region has awarded grants totaling nearly half-a-million dollars through its B-Wet program to nine educational projects in New England, including two in Rhode Island. more
A University of Rhode Island senior has documented evidence of diamondback terrapin turtles, previously thought to live only in the East Bay, breeding in southern Rhode Island. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is investigating waste disposal company Synagro for allegedly dumping thousands of tons of out of state sludge at the state’s central landfill in Johnston, WPRI reported. more
Rhode Island is at the starting line of deploying renewable energy with some potentially dramatic breakthrough technologies on the horizon, according to Thorne Sparkman, managing director of the Slater Technology Fund. more
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