Environment

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Some New England states are expected to have higher than normal tides Monday because of the total solar eclipse, according to a Washington-state-based tides expert. 


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Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Harvard University will start testing drinking water in Cape Cod after Labor Day for chemicals found in nonstick pans, water-resistant furniture and apparel, and firefighting foam.

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Fishery regulators are meeting with commercial and recreational fishermen all around New England to talk about upcoming assessments of key fish stocks. 

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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is postponing a new plan designed to reduce water pollution caused by stormwater runoff from 260 municipalities.


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  A new type of energy-efficient construction is drawing attention in the U.S. It’s called “passive housing” -- residences built to achieve ultra-low energy use. It’s so efficient that developers can eliminate central heating systems altogether.

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National Grid wants to raise Rhode Island’s energy rates by 53 percent starting October 1. 


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Some Rhode Island and Massachusetts lobstermen say they’re frustrated that interstate regulators rejected new catch limits at a meeting Tuesday. The lobstermen say new rules are needed to stem dwindling lobster populations in New England. 

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The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has suspended a year-old program that provided cash incentives for locals who bought electric cars. 

Kathleen Masterson / Vermont Public Radio

After years of encouraging solar development, Vermont seems to be attracting the attention of national solar companies.


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Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp., the state's central landfill operator, launched its "Let's Recycle RIght" campaign Monday to help reduce the amount of contaminated recycling loads.


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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is testing satellites to detect harmful algae in New England lakes. The new technology could discover algae blooms without help from citizen scientists.

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering new lobster fishing restrictions Tuesday. The measures would be an effort to slow the population’s decline in New England.

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As Kevin Sullivan slowly rumbles his pickup truck across his 60 acres of property near the Connecticut-Massachusetts border, he leans in and asks a question: What’s farmland?

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Environmental advocates across New England are pushing for a more ambitious cap on carbon pollution. 


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A recent report from Audubon Society of Rhode Island, a wildlife conservation organization, recorded the highest number of osprey fledglings throughout the state since monitoring of the species began in 1977.


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