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The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
CVS Health Corp., National Grid, UnitedHealth Group and Schneider Electric all made Newsweek’s list of the top 500 green companies in the world. more
A sustainable groundwater cleanup system was implemented and solar panels installed at the ReSolve Superfund site here on Monday. more
Sherri Anne Andre started a tree sit at 1 a.m. Tuesday to protest Spectra Energy’s proposal to expand the gas compressor station. more
Local officials were set to announce the new Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program on Wednesday afternoon, as well as the award of approximately $730,000 in federal funding to six local clean water projects to help protect Narragansett Bay and local watersheds. more
The city will no longer invest pension funds in the top 15 carbon-emitting coal companies in the country, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
A University of Rhode Island biologist received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study the genetics of three groups of parasites and single-celled organisms to help scientists build a tree of life of Earth’s living organisms. more
A new initiative linking 12 northeastern states will help farmers and forest owners adapt to climate changes, according to the University of Rhode Island, which has a lead role. more
The organization charged with annual monitoring of Rhode Island’s environmental health shows that the state has become a national leader on environmental and climate change issues, but funding remains an issue, particularly in regard to beach testing. more
Parks advocate and community organizer Wendy Nilsson has been appointed superintendent of the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
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