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The R.I. Executive Climate Change Council on Thursday released its preliminary report, outlining key objectives and recommended actions aimed to help the state prepare for the environmental and economic impacts of climate change. more
Bristol County, Mass., foreclosure starts climbed 94.6 percent in March compared with the same period last year, The Warren Group said Thursday. more
A $17.8 billion submarine contract, the biggest weapons deal announced by the U.S. military in more than a dozen years, kept Pentagon awards from sinking last month. more
Stanford University’s decision this week to end investments in coal companies may bolster student- led campaigns to stop climate change that have spread to hundreds of U.S. college campuses. more
Bank of America Corp.’s gaffe on U.S. stress tests has meant “tough consequences” for investors, CEO Brian T. Moynihan said Wednesday as his staff and directors regrouped to figure out what went wrong. more
Deepwater Wind LLC has announced it will develop the West Coast’s first offshore wind farm roughly 15 miles off Coos Bay, Ore., which could also become the world’s first commercial project to use floating foundation technology. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly on Tuesday appointed a receiver for the Central Coventry Fire District as the district prepares to liquidate its assets later this month. more
Ten journalists from the United States, Israel and El Salvador have received fellowships to attend the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 16th annual science workshop for journalists. more
As the R.I. House Finance Committee prepares to discuss a bill proposing to cut the state sales tax from 7 percent to 3 percent at a hearing Wednesday, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity released updated information about the impact such a reduction could have on the local economy. more
Responding to environmental concerns about the project’s potential impact on migrating North Atlantic right whales, Deepwater Wind LLC has agreed to restrict construction at the site of the utility-scale Deepwater One offshore wind farm during periods of high whale activity. more
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