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Today marks the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration – a day that many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. more
The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has overshadowed the one that potentially awaits the U.S. shale industry in 2015. It’s time to heed it, because Saudi Arabia and other major Middle Eastern oil producers are unlikely to blink and cut output, and the price is now approaching a level where U.S. production will begin shutting down. more
PROVIDENCE – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Providence Public Library, the town of Westerly and Yawgoo Valley Ski School have received grants totaling $9,895 from the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College. more
NARRAGANSETT – Students from 14 colleges across the U.S. are conducting research through the University of Rhode Island’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography. more
From yacht repairs done from the back of his truck and the family basement, Bill Munger built Conanicut Marine Services Inc. in Jamestown over four decades. Begun in 1974, the business now also includes a marina, boatyard, ship’s store and ferry service. And though the Great Recession took a financial toll, Munger, pictured above with his wife, Marilyn, sees hope for expansion, including adding a climate-controlled storage shed and possibly a third boat to his ferry fleet. more
The plan by New England governors to finance new natural gas pipelines and electrical transmissions lines with charges on energy bills has been thrown into uncertainty. more
Founder and President Bill Munger started Conanicut Marine Services Inc. by doing yacht repairs from the back of his truck and in the family basement. more
Wild oysters, with their craggy shells and the natural, complex reefs they grow on, are almost just a memory in Rhode Island – 99 percent of them are gone. more
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, center, works with members of The Nature Conservancy on the “living shoreline” project on the Narrow River in Narragansett on Aug. 21. The project is using oyster shells and recycled materials to help protect against coastal erosion, sea-level rise and loss of habitat. The project was funded in part by the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council and is also expected to tap federal funds. If successful, the project will be expanded to other Rhode Island locations. more
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