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Environment
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BURRILLVILLE – While the state Energy Facility Siting Board is busy considering a proposal for a new natural gas power plant here, there has been little movement on the project with local officials. Invenergy Thermal Development LLC of … more
Rhode Island is no stranger to celebrations designed to boost local eateries and promote Ocean State fare. It was unusual, however, to see Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and her husband, Andy Moffit, front and center with the R.I. Department of Environmental … more
WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel Henry B. Bigelow will be permanently homeported in Newport, Sen. Jack Reed announced April 12. The 209-foot, $54 million ship supports NOAA's mission … more
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Although the new multiuse athletic fields located within the Quonset Business Park will open next fall, much work has been completed over the past year, the Quonset Development Corp. announced Dec. 16. Construction of … more
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is evaluating a proposal for the first offshore wind project in California. more
Conversion of farmland to residential subdivisions is giving way to a new development pressure, installation of sprawling solar grids. Requests to develop solar fields, or solar farms, have started to mount in Rhode Island, in towns and … more
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast. more
Johann Becker, a rising senior at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduates studying … more
REHOBOTH – A rural Massachusetts town much like Burrillville and half the distance from Providence is being asked to host a natural gas compressor station. Houston-based Spectra Energy, the same company that owns the compressor station in … more
Terry Sullivan has been promoted to New England division director of The Nature Conservancy. He has served as the Conservancy's R.I. state director for the past five years. Sullivan holds dual B.A. degrees in history and American studies from George … more
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