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Environment
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The R.I. Emergency Management Agency is urging people to take precautions as the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the state that is expected to last through Thursday morning. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has given out “Superfund Excellence in Site Re-use” awards for projects that installed solar energy farms at former landfills in Massachusetts. more
As part of the long-term recovery effort following the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the state of Rhode Island are collaborating to evaluate sand resources for coastal resilience and restoration planning. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has unanimously approved the final submerged lands lease and two joint licenses and assents for Deepwater Wind’s five-turbine wind project off Block Island at its meeting last week. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
Local officials were set to announce the new Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program on Wednesday afternoon, as well as the award of approximately $730,000 in federal funding to six local clean water projects to help protect Narragansett Bay and local watersheds. more
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. recently distributed $1.5 million in checks to Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns for profits from the sale of their recyclables in fiscal 2014. more
A University of Rhode Island engineering professor has conducted seismic tests on the Gainer Memorial Dam at the Scituate Reservoir to determine its vulnerability to earthquakes. more
Farmers and ranchers in three Rhode Island counties qualify for natural disaster assistance due to damages and losses caused by drought that is continuing from July 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more
The organization charged with annual monitoring of Rhode Island’s environmental health shows that the state has become a national leader on environmental and climate change issues, but funding remains an issue, particularly in regard to beach testing. more
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