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Environment
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The good news is, the snow won’t last long. more
SOMERSET – The coal-fired Brayton Point Power Station has drawn the ire of environmentalists for decades. Now, as it nears its last days, there is an effort to transform the utility into a renewable-energy oasis. "Reimagining Brayton … more
Six years ago this month, Rhode Island was hit with a record-breaking amount of rain, which translated into historic floods throughout the state. The damage was widespread and Rhode Island has rebounded in different ways, including most … more
If you drive, fly or ride a horse, odds are good that those experiences were enhanced by one or more of Bouckaert Industrial Textiles' diversified textile products. Needle-punch wool and synthetic felts, for instance, are in automotive carpet … more
The cost of building wind farms off the U.S. coast may decline as much as 55 percent within 13 years, letting developers offer clean power at rates competitive with market prices, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of Delaware. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch program, now in its 29th year, is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in Rhode Island. It works with volunteers to collect data on water quality in the state’s lakes, ponds, streams and bays, and the data are used by watershed conservation organizations, policy makers, regulators and state and local officials to make decisions that improve and protect the health of local waters. more
The Acadia Center, along with other stakeholders, sent a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo this week asking that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative be strengthened and greenhouse gas reductions be pursued beyond the power sector. more
Rhode Island will receive $7.7 million this year to fund fish and wildlife conservation projects, as well as recreational opportunities and open space preservation, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Tuesday. more
A new state compost law, which could open the door to a host of new small-scale entrepreneurship, will be the focus of the 2016 RI Compost Conference & Trade Show scheduled for Thursday. more
Thanks to a federal grant, University of Rhode Island ocean engineers and researchers in four other New England coastal states can continue to explore ways to protect shorelines. more
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