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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
The battle to build natural gas pipelines in the post-Keystone XL world has moved from the hearing room into the streets. more
PROVIDENCE – New fees proposed by National Grid on wind and solar systems are raising the ire of renewable energy developers and advocates, according to ecoRI News. National Grid says the fees would offset costs of running and improving … 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
Narragansett Bay and its watershed may be improving, but challenges remain in urban areas, according to the fifth annual Watershed Counts report released Monday. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth expects to break ground on Oct. 23 for a $55 million expansion of its School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford. more
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