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Millions of dollars in federal, state and private money have created a small boom in state-of-the-art, fishway construction projects on many Rhode Island rivers and streams. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. more
The Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit Monday against the owners and operators of Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act. more
Winter Storm Nika laid a wintry mix of snow and sleet across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday, with accumulation of 3 to 6 inches in most parts of Rhode Island and close to 12 inches in the northern part of the state. (Updated, Feb. 5, 2:22 p.m.) more
New federal flood maps have made it difficult for some Rhode Island property owners to sell, insure or rebuild their houses, but state officials say the maps still understate how vulnerable beachfront communities are to future storms. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is scheduled to go underground in a small cage elevator Tuesday to get a close-up view of progress on the Narragansett Bay Commission’s $1 billion Combined Sewer Overflow Project. more
Rhode Island has joined seven other states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, in petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require states upwind of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions to reduce air pollution generated within their borders. more
Dennis Nixon, the new director of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, has long been involved in the environmental, legal and social currents of the waterways of the Ocean State. more
The publicly congenial competition between Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind and Massachusetts’ Cape Wind to launch the first U.S. offshore wind farm and attract spinoffs is intensifying as both energy companies flaunt contracts for the production of wind turbines. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Wetland Program Development Grants to Rhode Island out of 16 grants totaling $1.5 million for projects in New England, the EPA announced Tuesday. more
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