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Environment
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More than $4.6 million has been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for coastal watershed efforts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. more
President Barack Obama Thursday is designating the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England, calling it the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday announced federal loans would be made available in Rhode Island for small businesses, co-ops and private nonprofits affected by the drought that started Aug. 30. more
(Updated 3:09 and 4:46 p.m.) Citing demand, cost and reliability, the R.I. Public Utilities Commission is urging state regulators to approve a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville. more
Providence County has been designated as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by a recent drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday. more
In an effort to reduce air emissions and appease disgruntled community members, the owner of a proposed power plant in Burrillville has cut in half the days it would run the plant on oil. more
University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research expedition next August aboard Newport-based SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to Canada’s Arctic’s Northwest Passage to document the changing environment in that region. more
(Updated 9:50 a.m.) Aquanis LLC, a startup developing a device to improve the efficiency of utility-scale wind turbines, will receive $200,000 from the Slater Technology Fund. more
Hermine, the first hurricane to hit Florida since 2005, has weakened, but is still expected to make an impact in Rhode Island. more
By the year 2040, the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area will have the unfortunate distinction of being among the top 20 most wrinkle prone areas in the country. more
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