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Environment
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The New England coral canyons and seamounts were among special ocean sites 80 percent of polled Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents voted to permanently protect from drilling, mining and fishing. more
A decadelong study of water quality in Narragansett Bay by oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island has found that reductions in nitrogen discharged into the bay from sewage treatment plants has resulted in much clearer water and fewer algae blooms. 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
It’s a rare day when Congress can reach bipartisan agreement. Rarer still is agreement on a measure to protect the environment. 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
Peter Angelone stood on the bank of a pond in Hopkinton. A stand of tall pine trees shaded the water from the summer sun. Angelone, principal fishery biologist for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, moved out from the shadow … 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
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have been appointed to the Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition leadership team for the 2016 term. more
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