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Jason Learning, a nonprofit established by oceanographer Robert Ballard that teaches students about science, technology, engineering and math, is expected to receive $500,000 in Rhode Island state funding on Monday. more
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
A $10-$12 million food-scrap digester that will produce biogas energy for sale to National Grid is planned for an 8-acre site at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown, according to Tony Callendrello, chief operating officer for the developer, NEO Energy LLC. more
An agreement announced earlier this week is likely to stir more controversy over the Cape Wind and Deepwater Wind projects, according to CommonWealth magazine. more
Municipal officials from across the state gathered at the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation today to accept their share of the state’s $740,626 in recycling profit. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. more
Environment Rhode Island released a report Friday highlighting the environmental impact of power plants as the country’s largest contributors to global warming pollution and calling for support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon pollution standards. more
She never worked on a fishing boat, but CPA Anne Jardin knows the fishing industry inside out from her work at Jardin and Dawson Inc., in New Bedford, which provides an extensive range of financial services for those who work on the water. more
“Green” and “clean” are adjectives being used increasingly to describe Rhode Island marinas, as well as the boats that take harbor there. more
A few years ago Point Judith scallop captain Michael Marchetti had a conversation with Peg Parker, the executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. They talked about scallop guts, or viscera, the part of the animal that every scallop boat tosses overboard as an unused byproduct, saving only the white meats that end up on dinner plates. “Michael was interested in coming up with ways to use the viscera that might benefit the fishing industry,” Parker said. more
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