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Natural Resources
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A decadelong study of water quality in Narragansett Bay by oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island has found that reductions in nitrogen discharged into the bay from sewage treatment plants has resulted in much clearer water and fewer algae blooms. more
A marketing communications firm is being sought to partner with the Rhode Island charter fishing industry to develop a marketing campaign for charter and party boat fishing in the Ocean State. more
More than $1 million in federal assistance has been delivered to Rhode Island to help cover the costs of the Jan. 26-28 severe winter storm that covered parts of the state in up to 3 feet of snow, said state and federal officials. more
(Updated 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.) More than 30,000 National Grid customers remain without power Wednesday afternoon, a day after an early morning thunderstorm downed trees and flooded roads throughout Rhode Island. more
Rhode Islanders are being urged to prepare for upcoming severe weather and to continue using caution in the wake of the severe thunderstorm that occurred early Tuesday morning. more
Michael Polsky, CEO of Invenergy LLC, a Chicago-based power generation and energy storage developer, owner and operator, will join Gov. Gina M. Raimondo at the Statehouse on Tuesday to announce his company’s plans for an energy-production facility in Burrillville. more
The Providence Mayor’s Office on Friday confirmed a report that the Port of Providence would host at least a portion of Deepwater Wind LLC’s offshore wind turbine assembly work for its 30-megawatt Block Island project. more
High winds and expensive electricity make Block Island a good site for the first U.S. offshore wind farm. For the same reasons, Long Island may be next. 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
Tuesday was the day that the United States “busted its annual ecological budget,” using more resources and services than U.S. ecosystems can regenerate within the full year, according to the Global Footprint Network. more
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