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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
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
Small businesses are working with Clean Water Action and the state Department of Environmental Management to recycle mercury-containing lighting fixtures, such as compact fluorescent bulbs. more
The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has awarded $1.16 million in grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to local public and private schools and school districts. more
The dirtiest coal in the United States is becoming the most popular, thanks to tightening emission standards forcing power plants to reduce pollutants. more
Gannon & Scott Inc.’s business strategy can be summed up in two words: green growth. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been named a “Rhode Island Energy Champion” for being the first company to successfully complete the Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four Campaign. more
Rhode Island has positioned itself as a leader in the offshore wind energy movement alongside Massachusetts, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation assessing offshore wind progress among Atlantic Coast states. more
More than half the U.S. population lives in coastal areas that are “increasingly vulnerable” to the effects of climate change, which will ripple throughout the U.S. economy, a White House advisory group’s report concluded. more
Gaming technology provider GTECH S.p.A. released its 2013 sustainability report to communicate its commitment to responsible gaming. more
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