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A new National Park Service report shows that 51,523 visitors to the Roger Williams National Memorial spent $2.9 million in the state last year, a 7.4 percent increase over 2013. more
A total of 271 acres of forestland along the Pawcatuck River in Charlestown and Richmond has been permanently protected, according to The Nature Conservancy. more
Citing a number of concerns, including community opposition to the location of large wind turbines near the city’s Point neighborhood, the U.S. Navy has shelved its proposed wind energy project in Newport. more
More than 16,000 pounds of trash and 157,000 items – including 41,803 cigarette butts – were collected from Rhode Island’s shorelines during a coastal cleanup in September, according to Save The Bay. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Rhode Island $1 million for three state cleanup projects. more
A large European energy company has agreed to purchase the development rights for federal water off the Massachusetts coast, a site it estimates could accommodate more than 1,000 megawatts produced from offshore wind. more
Lyn A. Spinella of Lincoln is the new executive director of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau. more
More than $1.35 million in federal funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Coastal Zone Management Program has been awarded for Rhode Island coastal management and protection, according to U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack F. Reed. more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded Rhode Island a $459,840 state wildlife grant to preserve the state’s wildlife and their habitats. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is making grant money available through its healthy communities program for New England communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. more
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