Updated January 29 at 9:29pm
Environment
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Two wind energy companies Thursday won bids to lease more than 354,000 acres of federal waters about 12 nautical miles off Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. more
Rhode Island trails only Florida in a ranking of states at the highest risk of property damage loss from natural hazards, according to information released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
Officials celebrated the state’s acquisition of Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island’s highest point at 812 feet, on Wednesday morning. more
An anonymous, $1.5 million gift to the Moses Brown School will be used to establish a sailing and marine education center in Cranston at the former Edgewood Yacht Club. more
Despite a travel ban and the Rhode Island governor advising residents to stay in and “hunker down,” some business owners decided to brave the storm Tuesday and open their restaurants. … more
Apponaug Color & Hobby Shop Inc. opened Thursday for the first time in two days since a blizzard smacked Rhode Island with nearly 20 inches of snow. more
Small businesses are working with Clean Water Action and the state Department of Environmental Management to recycle mercury-containing lighting fixtures, such as compact fluorescent bulbs. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has launched the new Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool to help consumers save money and improve their homes’ energy efficiency through recommended home improvement projects, according to regional administrator Curt Spalding. more
The dirtiest coal in the United States is becoming the most popular, thanks to tightening emission standards forcing power plants to reduce pollutants. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been named a “Rhode Island Energy Champion” for being the first company to successfully complete the Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four Campaign. more
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