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Natural Resources
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The good news is, the snow won’t last long. more
A new solar design contest announced this week aims to encourage active and passive design and construction techniques for New England homes. more
An area off the coast of New York designated for offshore wind farms has the potential to generate almost as much electricity as a nuclear power plant. 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
SOMERSET – The coal-fired Brayton Point Power Station has drawn the ire of environmentalists for decades. Now, as it nears its last days, there is an effort to transform the utility into a renewable-energy oasis. "Reimagining Brayton … more
Six years ago this month, Rhode Island was hit with a record-breaking amount of rain, which translated into historic floods throughout the state. The damage was widespread and Rhode Island has rebounded in different ways, including most … more
A variety of materials, chemistry, parts and human expertise must be precisely aligned to make the brass water pipes and valves produced at Red Hed Manufacturing in Lincoln. The pipes are used to carry drinking water from public water mains to … more
The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch program, now in its 29th year, is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in Rhode Island. It works with volunteers to collect data on water quality in the state’s lakes, ponds, streams and bays, and the data are used by watershed conservation organizations, policy makers, regulators and state and local officials to make decisions that improve and protect the health of local waters. more
Rhode Island will receive $7.7 million this year to fund fish and wildlife conservation projects, as well as recreational opportunities and open space preservation, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Tuesday. more
A new state compost law, which could open the door to a host of new small-scale entrepreneurship, will be the focus of the 2016 RI Compost Conference & Trade Show scheduled for Thursday. more
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