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PROVIDENCE – More wind power is coming to the state's largest wastewater treatment plant, and to Rhode Island. The Narragansett Bay Commission recently agreed to begin negotiations to buy three wind turbines that are under construction in … more
BURRILLVILLE – While the state Energy Facility Siting Board is busy considering a proposal for a new natural gas power plant here, there has been little movement on the project with local officials. Invenergy Thermal Development LLC of … more
WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel Henry B. Bigelow will be permanently homeported in Newport, Sen. Jack Reed announced April 12. The 209-foot, $54 million ship supports NOAA's mission … more
"Just don't call me Bubba!" laughed Jarvis Green as our radio interview began. The former New England Patriots defensive end was deflecting – not footballs, but a movie reference. In "Forrest Gump," Forrest makes a plan to go into the shrimp … more
Johann Becker, a rising senior at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduates studying … more
BURRILLVILLE – Two state lawmakers representing the town say they will oppose Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's application to construct a 1000-megawatt, gas-fired power plant in Pascoag village. Sen. Paul Fogarty and Rep. Cale Keable, … more
As we mark Earth Day on April 22, it is a good time to reaffirm the idea that partnerships and working together are powerful tools for environmental protection. more
Athletic-impact-protection company G-Form this month announced a partnership with Ski Utah, a membership organization representing Utah’s alpine ski resorts. The agreement will begin with the 2016-17 ski season and makes the Providence company the group’s official protection partner. more
NEW BEDFORD – Citing 2015 landings worth $322 million, for the 16th year in a row the city held the top-value title nationwide for its fishing catch, according to NOAA Fisheries. The top ranking was thanks largely to scallops, SouthCoastToday.com … more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The harsh winter of 2014-15 was tough on Rhode Island's oyster farms, but despite some losses, the industry continued to grow. The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council's recently released annual report on the … more
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