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Environment
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No matter how often the U.S. is hit with storms, wildfires and other natural disasters, cities and states remain poorly prepared. more
The tiny state of Rhode Island is at a crossroad, facing major decisions on investing in fossil fuel infrastructure or turning sharply to renewable energy. more
PROVIDENCE – The City Council is expected to take a hard look at a liquefied natural gas facility proposed for the waterfront. Council member Seth Yurdin said the project poses a threat to public health and safety, and is an … more
Repair to damage on the Cliff Walk caused by Hurricane Sandy, which impacted the Northeast in October 2012, is scheduled to begin July 5. more
To the Editor: I was glad to see Providence Business News recognize Grover Fugate's prudent stewardship of Rhode Island's natural resources and leadership as executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council ("Learn and … more
Colleen Dalton, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Brown University, recently received a CAREER Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious honor for early-career faculty. The grant will help Dalton … more
WARWICK – National Grid late last month withdrew its proposal for new fees that were intended to help recover money lost on wind- and solar-energy incentives, ecoRI News reported. Last July, National Grid asked state regulators for … more
Deepwater Wind LLC, the company building the only U.S. offshore wind farm, is looking at a Brooklyn waterfront site as a staging ground as it pursues a potential project off the south shore of Long Island, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. more
With Flint, Mich.'s lead-fouled drinking water still making news, recent revelations that staffing at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council are below previous levels is a source of concern. … more
Dean Hoxsie, chief of the Narragansett Police Department, was hired to lead the R.I. Department of Environmental Management Division of Law Enforcement. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Roger Williams University. more
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