Environment
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Scientists and students from the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University are documenting seaweed species statewide to track changes in biodiversity, an interest spurred by the rising numbers of invasive seaweed species found on the Rhode Island coast every year. more
Rhode Island ranked No. 17 on the 2013 edition of U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index report from Clean Edge Inc., a leading clean technology research and consulting firm. more
A $10-$12 million food-scrap digester that will produce biogas energy for sale to National Grid is planned for an 8-acre site at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown, according to Tony Callendrello, chief operating officer for the developer, NEO Energy LLC. more
As electric-car charging stations sprout up across New England, local auto dealers say improving the range and cost of battery-powered vehicles is the real key to improving their popularity. more
The powerful rivers that course through Canada’s vast northern wilderness helped define the country and are one of its greatest natural resources. Using dams and turbines, Canada has tapped the rivers to build a growing hydroelectric industry, with New England as its chief export market. more
Brown isn’t typically the color a golfer would use to describe his ideal fairway but at public and private courses around the state it’s becoming quite in fashion as clubs have pushed for formalized conservation programs. more
An agreement announced earlier this week is likely to stir more controversy over the Cape Wind and Deepwater Wind projects, according to CommonWealth magazine. more
Two buildings in Rhode Island – Raymour & Flanagan Furniture in East Greenwich and Pocasset Bay Manor in Johnston – were judged some of the best in New England in the National Energy Star Building Competition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. more
David Taylor has been measuring mercury in fish for the past eight years. The associate professor of marine biology at Roger Williams University targets the main types of fish people catch with a rod and reel and take home to eat. more
Municipal officials from across the state gathered at the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation today to accept their share of the state’s $740,626 in recycling profit. more
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