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Rhode Island will receive an additional $7 million from the U.S. Department of the Interior to clean up damage to the state’s coastline following Hurricane Sandy and prepare the state for future storms, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Monday. more
Emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants have declined 29 percent in participating Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative states since the program’s launch five years ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonprofit climate-change advocacy group Environment Northeast. 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
Gas prices rose a penny in Rhode Island and remained unchanged in Massachusetts this week, while the national average dropped for the first time in months, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. 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
The Slater Technology Fund has committed another $100,000 to Enhanced Energy Group. 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
Today’s snowfall is expected to bring up to four inches of snow in parts of Rhode Island, according to the National Weather Service. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
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