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Environment
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Contrary to the wishes of many Burrillville residents and some state lawmakers, a bill that would have given town voters the authority to decide on tax agreements between Town Council and a power plant died in the Senate on Wednesday. more
Repair to damage on the Cliff Walk caused by Hurricane Sandy, which impacted the Northeast in October 2012, is scheduled to begin July 5. more
It took nearly two years, three states, 18 towns, $483 million and enough wire to stretch from Providence to Durham, N.C., but Tuesday marked the completion of a major infrastructure project to upgrade Southern New England’s electric system. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have been appointed to the Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition leadership team for the 2016 term. more
Conversion of farmland to residential subdivisions is giving way to a new development pressure, installation of sprawling solar grids. Requests to develop solar fields, or solar farms, have started to mount in Rhode Island, in towns and … more
Just for fun, Jeff Powell smoked fish for 16 years before following advice given by friends and family to do it professionally. The Ocean State Smoked Fish Co., which smokes locally sourced fish and sells it at stores and farmers markets … more
The federal government and the R.I. Department of Transportation have signed a consent decree that commits the state agency to spend $111.9 million over 10 years to reduce the flow of pollutants into the state’s bodies of water through stormwater systems. more
Rhode Island GOP Chairman Brandon Bell is taking heat for comments he made at the Republican National Convention this week. 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
The City Council on Thursday approved a resolution calling on the Board of Investment Commissioners to move forward with divestment of city investments from fossil fuel companies. more
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