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Winter Storm Nika laid a wintry mix of snow and sleet across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday, with accumulation of 3 to 6 inches in most parts of Rhode Island and close to 12 inches in the northern part of the state. (Updated, Feb. 5, 2:22 p.m.) more
New federal flood maps have made it difficult for some Rhode Island property owners to sell, insure or rebuild their houses, but state officials say the maps still understate how vulnerable beachfront communities are to future storms. more
The U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development has approved the first stage of Rhode Island’s Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery plan, the agency announced Thursday. more
The Solid Waste Association of North America has recognized R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation for “Recycling Systems Excellence.” more
Pawtucket residents can apply to get trees for their sidewalks from the city for free, the city announced Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island Bays, Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team announced Monday that it will dedicate roughly $900,000 to stormwater management, maritime economic development, climate change adaptation and freshwater monitoring in fiscal year 2014. more
Last week, on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, property insurer FM Global issued a whitepaper outlining the importance of assessing natural disaster risk for CEOs and business leaders. more
Citing Rhode Island’s adoption of the 2012 International Code Council building codes, the Insurance Institute of Business & Home Safety said Thursday the state is better prepared in the event of a hurricane compared to its last report. more
Center for Women and Enterprise will receive $375,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration grants toward Hurricane Sandy recovery, the SBA announced Wednesday. more
A University of Rhode Island senior has documented evidence of diamondback terrapin turtles, previously thought to live only in the East Bay, breeding in southern Rhode Island. more
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