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The owner of Brayton Point Power Station will shut down the 1,530-megawatt plant as planned by June 2017, despite ISO New England’s recent ruling that Brayton Point is critical for grid stability, Boston.com reported Monday. more
With “Rubbish” the title of an anthropology course at Rhode Island College, it’s the latest sign state colleges are stepping up the focus on sustainability. more
The Rhode Island Environmental Monitoring Collaborative sees a roughly $3 million shortfall in funding in the next two state and federal budget cycles for what it views as critical monitoring operations of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. more
Portsmouth-based boatyard, New England Boatworks Inc. will pay a $31,500 penalty and take steps to reduce air emissions at its facility under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA announced Wednesday. more
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will conduct a competitive lease sale next month for commercial wind energy development on more than 160,000 acres offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the first of its kind for renewable energy sources in the nation, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Tuesday. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. more
The New England Clean Energy Council has named The NanoSteel Co. Inc. its Emerging Company of the Year, the company announced Friday. more
The historic Anthony-Kinney Farm has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, the R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission announced Wednesday. more
Aquidneck Land Trust has acquired a perpetual conservation easement from the Randall family on 10.65 acres of land on Newport’s Berkeley Avenue, the land trust announced Wednesday. more
A shell disease that has long troubled the lobster industry in southern New England may be spreading north to Maine, the Boston Globe reported. more
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