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Fishery management traditionally has focused on fishing pressure, the removal of animals from a population with nets, lines and traps, as the only statistic worth using in the regulatory equation. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to grant final approval to Deepwater Wind LLC’s Block Island Wind Farm. more
National Grid has agreed to pay nearly $2 million in damages to its Massachusetts employees who were not paid for work during Hurricane Sandy last year, Boston.com reported Friday. more
U.S. utilities agreed to buy 7.6 gigawatts of wind capacity this year through September, as construction in 2013 slowed to a trickle after a federal tax credit expired at the end of 2012, the American Wind Energy Association said. more
The construction and operation of wind turbines in Rhode Island does not depress nearby property values, according to a study by University of Rhode Island economist Corey Lang. more
Quonset Development Corporation’s board of directors approved a lease option Tuesday for Cape Wind Associates LLC for property that could be used for staging components for the Massachusetts energy company’s planned 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound. 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
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
(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
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