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Dave McLaughlin, co-founder and executive director of Clean Ocean Access, was recently given the Alison J. Walsh Award for outstanding environmental advocacy by Save The Bay. Clean Ocean Access began as a grassroots movement in 2006, after local … more
File it under the too bizarre not to be true heading. Last week The Westerly Sun reported on the Watch Hill Fire District filing an appeal with the town's Zoning Board of Review to get the owner of St. Clair Annex to remove the newly … more
The R.I. Department of Transportation recently finalized an agreement with the federal government after failing to comply with the Clean Water Act, neglecting its drainage systems and allowing runoff from highways to pour runoff into more than 200 bodies of water in our state for years on end. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed an executive order requiring state agencies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities. "Developing a strategy that supports a transition to … more
BURRILLVILLE – Eight people were charged with trespassing following a Dec. 5 march and rally opposing proposed pipeline and power-plant projects in the town, according to ecoRI News. Opposition has grown as two energy projects have … more
PROVIDENCE – Federal, state and local officials last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Ten Mile River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project, which restored river herring to the Ten Mile River watershed and aims to provide river … 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
Curious about how the lobster gets from the ocean floor to the plate? A new business in Newport gives city visitors a hands-on demonstration of lobster trapping, explaining how they are caught, and adds the option of a steamed dinner at the end of … more
When world leaders assemble in Paris next month for the United Nations Climate Conference, they will have to consider a difficult issue: Where humans will get enough energy to meet their needs without destroying the planet. more
SOMERSET – The coal-fired Brayton Point Power Station has drawn the ire of environmentalists for decades. Now, as it nears its last days, there is an effort to transform the utility into a renewable-energy oasis. "Reimagining Brayton … more
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