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The mystique of being a lighthouse keeper settled into Nick Korstad’s dreams when he was 7 years old and visited a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The vision grew clearer a few years later when his family moved from Portland to the town of Sequim, Wash., and he went on a tour of a nearby lighthouse. His first visit turned into hundreds of lighthouse visits. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized one organization and one individual from Rhode Island last month at the 2014 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. more
Diversified Resources, a Warwick financial advisory firm, changed its cleaning company a couple of months ago to Green Pro Services, a new venture with a mission to be a completely green business. more
Brown University will launch a new Institute for the Study of Environment and Society, adding over the next several years up to 11 faculty who would serve as fellows, school officials said late Monday. more
J. Kent Dresser, right, has been on a career path in the marine industry since becoming one of the youngest captains in the region at age 18. Spending so much time around docks, he noticed how much trouble many recreational boaters have handling their boats. His willingness to help with informal training eventually turned into Confident Captain/Ocean Pros. The Middletown-based business offers land-based training for small-boat operators and mariners in the military services. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts’ highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011, The Associated Press reported last week. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week that the state will receive $73 million from a $5.15 billion nationwide settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its affiliate Kerr-McGee. The settlement is considered the largest national environmental bankruptcy settlement in history. more
Rhode Island’s relentless, bone-chilling winter left its mark with freezing pipes and other troubles for property owners across the state, say insurers. For many, the combination of an extremely cold winter and still-sluggish economy was particularly challenging. more
A website dedicated to health care careers and education has named Women & Infants Hospital one of the 30 most environmentally friendly hospitals in the world, based on environmental certifications, recycling efforts, green construction standards and energy-saving programs. more
When Jan Sneegas researched potential venues for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual meeting, she had a number of criteria to meet – affordable prices, a walkable city and facilities that could accommodate up to 5,000 attendees. And importantly, the chosen convention location and lodging facilities needed to offer environmentally friendly amenities. more
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