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BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Staples Inc. and 23 other organizations for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. more
Perched at the edge of the Ten Mile River in Attleboro, Homestead Hard Cider is the vision made real by two 24-year-old hometown entrepreneurs who happen to be in perfect synch with the revitalization of their city and a two-state focus on improving water quality in the river that runs through Massachusetts and Rhode Island. more
DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have formed the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute Advisory Council. more
NEW BEDFORD – Local environmental organizations and their supporters are looking to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with harbor contaminator AVX, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported last week. more
Students from two different schools in Rhode Island will be building a 13-foot canoe on the floor of the Providence Boat Show, which runs Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. more
PROVIDENCE – A former New York Public Library official has been selected as the Providence Public Library’s new executive director, The Associated Press reported last week. more
It’s time Rhode Islanders get serious about the threat climate change presents to property, roads and outdated drainage systems, says Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. more
In the Northeast United States, 29.1 percent of all trucks on the highway are equipped with clean diesel engines, according to data compiled by R.L. Polk and Co. for the Diesel Technology Forum. more
The escalating international concern over climate change has increased the demand for scientific information on the issue, along with a clear understanding of the impacts on society and the environment. more
Bristol’s Mount Hope Farm has 127 acres of fields, woods, streams and ponds for walking, hiking and exploring. It has a year-round farmers market. Executive Director Jennifer Bristol, pictured above, came onboard a year ago, tasked with developing a five-year plan for the nonprofit farm. “I’ve talked to hundreds of people and they all have in their mind this picture of what the farm is to them,” Bristol said. “Marrying the visions of all those people to allow them to maintain the experience and support the future and health of [the farm] is what has to happen on our end.” more
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