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Environment
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The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed Monday to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. more
Pay to play took on a new meaning recently, when New Shoreham officials asked National Grid PLC to pay "a large sum" of money in exchange for granting a request for a delay in the completion date of the undersea power cable that is being laid to … more
(Updated 1:16 and 3:09 p.m.) Snow will gradually taper off tonight, making for a messy evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. more
(Updated 11:04 a.m.) A federal project to build a liquefied natural gas processing facility in Providence is not in the city’s best interest, said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, in a statement released by his office. The mayor cited environmental concerns associated with hydraulic fracking, which he said is devastating communities located near the extraction sources of natural gas. more
(Updated 2:35 p.m.) Block Island residents this week voted in favor of buying the controlling interest of Block Island Power Co., the island’s utility, for $1.8 million, and they plan to turn it into a municipal utility, or co-op, district. more
As executive director of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, Grover Fugate is charged with preservation, protection, development and restoration of coastal areas. His efforts to identify and deal with the effects of climate change yield more universal truths. more
(Updated 11:18 a.m. and 2:38 p.m.) Monday’s storm is expected to dump anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of snow in Rhode Island, with more anticipated to hit Newport County and the northern tier of the state. more
2015 was not a good year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. n In August, the EPA polluted a Colorado river by causing the release of 3 million gallons of water contaminated with heavy metals, which can cause cancer and kidney … more
Rhode Island's nascent and fast-growing renewable energy industry is increasingly becoming the headline in a state heavily reliant on outside generation. But many businesses still question the benefit of renewable energy in a state long burdened … more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
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