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From the late 1970s through the ’80s, the small, silver-colored butterfish was a high-flying commodity in Japan. Millions upon millions of pounds were bought and sold, and almost the entire harvest came off Rhode Island vessels. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has announced $150,000 in farm-viability grant funding for projects that “enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island.” more
Seventeen University of Rhode Island students recently analyzed the Providence harbor to recommend ways to make it more resilient to severe weather and sea-level rise, including building a 2,000-foot-long, 25-foot-tall barrier. more
(Updated 11:22 a.m.) A ribbon-cutting event will be held Thursday for the first commercial hydroponic greenhouse to operate in Rhode Island, according to the state Department of Environmental Management. more
Thanks to a federal grant of nearly $10.8 million over the next five years, Brown University researchers and students in the Superfund Research Program will be able to continue their work studying how toxicant exposures affect health, how exposures occur and more. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management recently gave an $87,000 grant to East Providence for the removal of two derelict barges that have been sunk in the Providence River for years. more
Rhode Island will soon have the country’s next national park. A project that has been decades in the making, the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, now only needs the president’s signature. more
Save The Bay recruited more than 2,000 volunteers to spruce up the shores of 80 Rhode Island beaches during the 29th International Coastal Cleanup last month. more
North Smithfield has become the first Rhode Island community to launch the “solarize” residential solar energy campaign. more
The nonprofit Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook, saying that due to increased revenue and lower-than-anticipated expenditures, the state’s projected opening surplus for fiscal 2015 has been increased to approximately $8.8 million. more
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