Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Environment
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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
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will host a grand opening event for its new permit application center at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
Rhode Island College’s fall Green Business Forum, “Food to Waste: Anaerobic Digesters Clean Up,” focuses on the economic benefits of using waste-to-energy technology to turnfood scraps into electricity, heat and fertilizer. more
Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a book depicting more than 70 species of fish found in Rhode Island’s ponds, streams and rivers, is available for purchase at R.I. Department of Environmental Management offices in Providence and South Kingstown. more
An energy report on Thursday predicted Rhode Island could generate enough electricity from wind to power nearly 300,000 homes in 2030. more
Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo said she will reappoint Janet L. Coit as director of the state Department of Environmental Management, and will submit her name to the Senate next month for reconfirmation. more
The state Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the 2015-2017 Energy Efficiency Program Plan for Rhode Island on Thursday. more
Rhode Island never had any unhealthy air quality levels this summer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
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