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Energy producer and transporter Dominion closed on the sale of three of its coal-fired power stations, including 1,528-megawatt Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, which it purchased in 2005. more
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Northeast Region has awarded grants totaling nearly half-a-million dollars through its B-Wet program to nine educational projects in New England, including two in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island is at the starting line of deploying renewable energy with some potentially dramatic breakthrough technologies on the horizon, according to Thorne Sparkman, managing director of the Slater Technology Fund. more
The population of Saltmarsh Sparrows is declining in Rhode Island with the loss of salt marshes due to sea-level rise – and that’s a potential concern to not only naturalists but the state’s tourism industry as well, says Scott Comings, director of land and freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy. more
While New England governors discussed ways to import hydropower from Canada this year, local businessmen were working to harness a water source closer to home: the Pawtuxet River in West Warwick. more
A commercial waste handler in Rhode Island will pay a fine and provide hazardous chemical cleanup and education at local schools to resolve claims it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its Providence facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. more
Four Rhode Island teams won prizes of outdoor gear and camping equipment at the fourth and final event in the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s 2013 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit on Saturday, Aug. 17, the DEM announced Thursday. 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
Pawtucket residents can apply to get trees for their sidewalks from the city for free, the city announced Tuesday. 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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