Environment

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Construction on a new offshore wind farm called "Revolution Wind" is expected to create more than 800 jobs in the Ocean State. The project is also expected to provide affordable, clean energy for ratepayers. 


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Members of the commercial fishing community are worried a proposed utility-scale offshore wind farm in Massachusetts could impact Rhode Island's lucrative squid industry.


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A recent announcement that Rhode Island plans to work with Deepwater Wind, developers of the Block Island Wind Farm, on a new larger-scale offshore wind project came as a surprise to many people.

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Deepwater Wind and Vineyard Wind, clean energy developers based in southern New England, were selected to build large-scale wind farms in federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

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Commercial fishing companies are against proposed changes to the Atlantic herring fishery management plan.

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Environmentalists and green energy companies in Rhode Island are at odds over a bill that could advance the development of biomass power plants in the state. 


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New Bedford is hoping to become the go-to location in the South Coast for aquaculture.


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Lower-emission tractor-trailers could soon be making their way onto roads across the country.


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In nature, fascinating biology can be found on the edges -- intermingled habitats where biodiversity can flourish. Reporter Patrick Skahill recently traveled to one such edge along Connecticut's shoreline, what’s called a “head of tide.”


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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo wants to spend $10 million to add emission-free buses to the state's public transit authority. 

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A research team that includes professors from the University of Rhode Island is looking for volunteers on Cape Cod to have their drinking water tested. The team will be looking for man-made chemicals called PFAS in private wells.

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Rhode Island environmental officials are expecting the gypsy moth caterpillar outbreak to finally end this year. 

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This spring and summer, more New England residents could be exposed to the tick that causes Lyme disease, according to a local tick expert. 


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Energy use in Rhode Island is down about 11 percent since 2015, according to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. 


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Rhode Island officials say the state is on track to meet its clean energy goal of 1,000 megawatts of renewables by 2020. That's equivalent to about 30-40 percent of the state's energy needs.

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