Updated February 20 at 12:27am
Environment
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Environmentalists rejoiced Friday, as the state’s largest utility withdrew a proposal to use ratepayer-backed funds to pay for the expansion of natural-gas pipelines in Rhode Island. more
A new wave of federal funding has been released from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide direct assistance to Rhode Island fishermen affected by the 2013 groundfish disaster. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch program, now in its 29th year, is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in Rhode Island. It works with volunteers to collect data on water quality in the state’s lakes, ponds, streams and bays, and the data are used by watershed conservation organizations, policy makers, regulators and state and local officials to make decisions that improve and protect the health of local waters. more
Construction has begun on new visitor facilities at George Washington Memorial Campground here. more
Invenergy Thermal Development LLC is courting Woonsocket city officials to sell it water so the company can cool generators at its much-debated, gas-fired power plant proposed for Burrillville. more
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Save the Bay has made it possible for those who previously could not participate in The Swim, the annual trek from Newport to Jamestown, to take part virtually. more
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that nearly $2.6 million, ranging from $200,000 to $500,000, will be awarded to New England communities for cleanup and redevelopment efforts at brownfields sites. more
Today’s snowfall was just the beginning. more
Offshore wind companies need to install 500 megawatts annually for the next 15 years for the technology to make economic sense in the U.S., according to Dong Energy A/S, the world’s biggest developer of sea-based turbines. more
A $107 million development project slated to bring power to-and-from Block Island has hit a snafu this week, as the utility company heading the venture has rejected a request from the town for a “large sum” of money in exchange for granting an extension of time for the project. more
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