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The mystique of being a lighthouse keeper settled into Nick Korstad’s dreams when he was 7 years old and visited a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The vision grew clearer a few years later when his family moved from Portland to the town of Sequim, Wash., and he went on a tour of a nearby lighthouse. His first visit turned into hundreds of lighthouse visits. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized one organization and one individual from Rhode Island last month at the 2014 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. more
Rhode Island is turning up the dial on its renewable energy program. more
Rhode Island has ample reason to increase the amount of renewable energy it uses. Just talk to the 23 projects that recently were on the receiving end of $1.6 million in federal support to restore historic coastal sites damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. more
The Central Landfill – the final repository for much of Rhode Island’s trash – is filling up and costs are on the rise, which could mean higher fees for many state residents. more
In recognition of the growing popularity of solar energy solutions, Admirals Bank is growing the programs it offers to both residential and commercial customers who are looking to finance such purchases. more
What has been seen as a relatively friendly competition for bragging rights has turned into a fight for jobs. more
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
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