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Providence-based Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island energy officials say the company’s win of the first two federally auctioned offshore wind-farm sites is a milestone in the state’s goal to harness wind resources, create hundreds of new jobs and attract energy industries to help pump up the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
There probably won’t be another round of heat waves in the eastern U.S. and Canada for the next two weeks, keeping spikes in energy demand to a minimum, said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC. more
A group of Brown University scientists hopes it has uncovered a climate-change-fighting breakthrough hiding in gold dust. more
Rhode Island’s 2015 Wildlife Action Plan has been launched by the state’s Department of Environmental Management, setting in motion a review of issues related to conservation of wildlife and their habitats, as well as the related impacts of population growth and climate change, according to a July 30 DEM press release. more
The Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit Monday against the owners and operators of Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act. more
Water quality in Narragansett Bay and at beaches around Rhode Island is improving, but land development in coastal buffer zones and flood plains are “causes for concern,” according to an indicators report released by the Watershed Counts initiative. more
As soon as this coming spring, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management could oversee the construction and deployment of three artificial reefs in Narragansett Bay. more
As the threat of climate change continues to garner attention on the regional, national and international levels, and energy costs continue to rise, municipalities, businesses and homeowners alike are searching for ways to “go green,” both in the environmental and economic sense. more
The R.I. and Providence Plantations Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission is slated to administer $3 million in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants from the National Parks Commission. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee celebrated the launch of a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations on Roger Williams University campus Tuesday, unveiling one of the first of the charging stations to be installed in Rhode Island. more
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