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Environment
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JOHNSTON – Since switching to single-stream recycling in June 2012, Rhode Island's recycling rate has risen less than 2 percent and remains stubbornly below 25 percent. During that same period, the market for sorted and baled recyclables, … 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
FALL RIVER – A private company began collecting city trash this month, after a Superior Court judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order to halt the beginning of Mayor Jasiel Correia II's privatization of the service. EZ … more
As we mark Earth Day on April 22, it is a good time to reaffirm the idea that partnerships and working together are powerful tools for environmental protection. more
NARRAGANSETT – Rhode Island commercial fisherman Christopher Brown was honored by the White House on Oct. 7 as a Champion of Change for Sustainable Seafood. In addition to being president of the Seafood Harvesters of America, representing … more
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