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Environment
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More than 16,000 pounds of trash and 157,000 items – including 41,803 cigarette butts – were collected from Rhode Island’s shorelines during a coastal cleanup in September, according to Save The Bay. 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
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Rhode Island $1 million for three state cleanup projects. more
Lyn A. Spinella of Lincoln is the new executive director of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau. more
More than $1.35 million in federal funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Coastal Zone Management Program has been awarded for Rhode Island coastal management and protection, according to U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack F. Reed. more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded Rhode Island a $459,840 state wildlife grant to preserve the state’s wildlife and their habitats. more
A Cranston-based chemical manufacturing and research company received $900,000 Thursday through a federal initiative trying to make U.S. solar energy resources more affordable and accessible. more
The R.I. Emergency Management Agency will conduct briefings this week for applicants interested in reimbursement from the January blizzard. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is making grant money available through its healthy communities program for New England communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. more
National Grid on Monday announced its fiscal 2016 statewide infrastructure “safety and reliability” plan to improve its electric and natural gas systems, totaling an estimated $150 million. more
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