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Environment
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With nearly 400 miles of coastland, the Ocean State is acutely aware of the environment and its relationship to water. For three decades, stories about wastewater mitigation, natural disasters and how rising sea levels will affect the … more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said that the Ocean State Alliance Team, a team of Rhode Island-based wastewater treatment operators, won the regional “Operator Challenge” contest, which was held during the New England Water Environment Association’s annual conference earlier this month. more
(Updated 1:27 p.m.) The executive director of Save The Bay says it is premature for the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board to make a decision on the proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville before the state adopts a greenhouse gas reduction strategy. more
University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research expedition next August aboard Newport-based SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to Canada’s Arctic’s Northwest Passage to document the changing environment in that region. more
More than 50 individuals and organizations have sent comments and critiques this month to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has unveiled a $58.6 million plan to elevate structures in four Rhode Island communities threatened by coastal sea rise. more
(Updated 3:30 p.m.) The R.I. Infrastructure Bank on Wednesday announced the issuance of $21.7 million in green bonds to help finance clean water projects in eight Rhode Island municipalities. more
ESS Group Inc. has been awarded a five-year, $31.8 million contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve as one of its prime contractors to provide technical and administrative support for the agency’s National Aquatic Resource Surveys program. more
EMMA Acres in Exeter has been named Rhode Island’s 2016 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which the R.I. Department of Environmental Management is a member. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
Rhode Island has 26,593 homes at risk from hurricane storm surge damage this year, 100 more than last year, ranking it 17th, or fourth lowest, on a list of states along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines, according to CoreLogic’s 2016 Storm Surge report released Wednesday. more
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