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The Acadia Center, along with other stakeholders, sent a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo this week asking that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative be strengthened and greenhouse gas reductions be pursued beyond the power sector. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday announced a citywide sustainability initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb climate change. more
The Providence Redevelopment Agency has awarded a contract to grade the 25-acre site of the former American Tourister Co. factory, one of the city’s largest undeveloped properties. 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
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority said it is joining other public transportation systems across the nation to participate in the 10th annual “National Dump the Pump Day” on June 18. more
The National Park Service has added the Dunes Club, a private beach club, to the National Register of Historic Places, according to Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. more
The J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford, Conn., is the first technical high school in the state to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a news release. more
Office Recycling Solutions said it recently received industry recertifications, demonstrating that it is recycling electronics equipment according to the highest industry standards for environmental protection, worker health and safety, data privacy and facility security. more
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