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Diesel futures rose for a third day as frigid weather across the U.S. Northeast boosted demand for heating fuel oil-fired power generation with supplies in the New York Harbor area at the lowest level in almost six years. more
(Updated, Jan. 22, 10:02 a.m.) Between 5 and 10 inches of snow covered most of the state Wednesday morning after the overnight accumulation from Winter Storm Janus caused a number of public offices to change their hours and forced transportation delays in Rhode Island. more
NEW BEDFORD – The city is hoping to remove an underground oil storage tank near the Cliftex Mills with help from federal grants, according to www.southcoasttoday.com. more
A lawsuit filed last month by the Conservation Law Foundation against the owners and operators of the Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act is the latest chapter in the volatile history of an operation that by its very nature triggers controversy. more
The nine member states of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have set the program’s greenhouse gas pollution cap for 2014 at 91 million tons, putting into effect emissions-cutting regulations first proposed last February. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Scientists from the University of Rhode Island and the state office of The Nature Conservancy have developed a series of tools that identify sites in the state that are likely to contain the greatest biodiversity in the next century. more
Environmental and regulatory leaders in Rhode Island said the state needs to step up its awareness of climate change and sea level rise, develop plans to deal with them, and then begin implementing them. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Wetland Program Development Grants to Rhode Island out of 16 grants totaling $1.5 million for projects in New England, the EPA announced Tuesday. more
PROVIDENCE – A former New York Public Library official has been selected as the Providence Public Library’s new executive director, The Associated Press reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced last week the permanent protection of 31 acres of forest in Hopkinton. more
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