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Federal regulators Thursday approved a temporary plan for groundfihsing in New Bedford after fishing mogul Carlos Rafael, better known as "The Codfather," misreported his catch and caused an eight-month fishing ban for some boats in the city.  

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A local environmental nonprofit is speaking out against proposed changes to federal fishing regulations outlined under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

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What does the future hold for environmental advocacy under the Trump administration? What role can art play in starting conversations about the environment? Can we make progress on climate change, ocean plastics and other pressing environmental issues?


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A dam removal project in North Kingstown is almost complete.


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New Bedford is taking precaution against diseases spread by mosquitoes.  

State health officials, a part of the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project, sprayed pesticides in parks, including Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park and Fort Taber, and throughout downtown early this morning.

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A new statewide strategy to prepare Rhode Island for climate change was released Monday. 


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The U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on Friday, and local environmentalists say it’s better than the version that recently came out of the House of Representatives.

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Shellfishing has been banned in the Narrow River for more than two decades because of high bacteria levels, but the Narrow River Preservation Association is hoping dogs can help.

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An environmental advocacy group is suing Shell, the global oil and gas company, over a storage facility at the Port of Providence. They claim Shell is failing to protect it from the threat of climate change. 

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This year, during an annual environment lecture series at the University of Rhode Island, almost all of the talks focused on the present and future impacts of climate change.

For the next installment of our series “Ready or Not,” Environment Reporter Avory Brookins sits down with speaker Amy Snover from the University of Washington. 

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes an amendment to repeal the Clean Water Rule. 


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Providence City Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan reintroduced her ordinance Thursday night that encourages shoppers to bring reusable bags.

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President Donald Trump has revoked a national policy that promotes ocean health. 


Bee Rally Draws Crowd At RI Statehouse

Jun 20, 2018
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Lawmakers and environmentalists spoke in front of a crowd of more than 50 people at the Rhode Island Statehouse Tuesday to raise awareness about declining bee populations. 

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From the rocks at the ocean's edge on Roy Carpenter's Beach, it's just a short walk up to the cottages. 

"There’s 21 houses total, 11 in this row and 10 in this row," Landowner Robert Thoresen said as he headed toward the first two rows on the left side of the property. 

The cottages in these rows are in a prime oceanfront location, but they won't be here for long. 

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