Bradley Campbell http://ripr.org en Investigating Rhode Island's Tsunami http://ripr.org/post/investigating-rhode-islands-tsunami <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Cambria,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:16pt;">Scientists are still trying to understand what caused ocean levels across the state to fluctuate last month without warning. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:43:24 +0000 Bradley Campbell 18105 at http://ripr.org Investigating Rhode Island's Tsunami Narragansett Town Council Meets With Deepwater Wind http://ripr.org/post/narragansett-town-council-meets-deepwater-wind <p>In Narragansett, residents filled the Town Hall Wednesday to hear a question and answer session between the Town Council and the CEO of Deepwater Wind.&nbsp; The meeting focused on a proposal to run a transmission line, or power cable, underneath Town Beach.</p><p></p><p>Narragansett’s Town Hall was once again the hottest place in town Wednesday night. Both in terms of the passion of the subject matter being discussed, and the actual heat: there’s no air conditioning inside the hall.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:25:41 +0000 Bradley Campbell 17524 at http://ripr.org Narragansett Town Council Meets With Deepwater Wind URI Trip to Antarctica Yields Microscopic Finds http://ripr.org/post/uri-trip-antarctica-yields-microscopic-finds <p>A professor at the University of Rhode Island just flew back from Antarctica with scientific cargo. Phytoplankton, will be used to study the plant’s resiliency to climate change.</p><p></p><p>Phytoplankton is microscopic plants that float in water near the surface of the Ocean. And a URI professor just hand-delivered fresh samples of the phytoplankton taken from the Southern Ocean to URI. Associate Professor of Oceanography, Tatiana Rynearson, said the samples will help scientists understand the different types of phytoplankton in the ocean.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:12:01 +0000 Bradley Campbell 17226 at http://ripr.org URI Trip to Antarctica Yields Microscopic Finds Public Called Upon to Track Wild Turkey's Population http://ripr.org/post/public-called-upon-track-wild-turkeys-population <p>The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to keep their eyes out for wild turkeys. The call is intended to track the health of the state’s turkey population.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:50:15 +0000 Bradley Campbell 16524 at http://ripr.org Public Called Upon to Track Wild Turkey's Population Deepwater Wind formalizes plan to bury Narragansett Transmission Line http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-formalizes-plan-bury-narragansett-transmission-line <p>Deepwater Wind has formalized plans to bury a transmission line underneath the town beach parking lot in Narragansett. The wind energy developer sent a revised plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:54:18 +0000 Bradley Campbell 16478 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind in the Running for Off-Shore Wind Farm http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-running-shore-wind-farm <p>The U.S. Department of Interior will auction off leases next month for the rights to build wind farms off the New England coast. One Rhode Island Company qualified to make a bid.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The auction will be for two areas in federal waters between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard. Only nine companies made the cut to bid on leases to build wind farms on the outer continental shelf. Deepwater Wind is the lone Rhode Island business in the hunt. But its CEO, Jeff Grybowski is feeling confident about Deepwater’s chances.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:47:31 +0000 Bradley Campbell 16445 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind in the Running for Off-Shore Wind Farm Leader of The Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency Steps Down http://ripr.org/post/leader-rhode-island-clean-water-finance-agency-steps-down <p>The Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency will have its first new leader in the 19 years.</p><p>The Clean Water Finance Agency is essentially a loan agency. It’s a revolving fund that awards low interest loans to help municipalities improve their sewer and drinking water systems. For the last 19 years, its Executive Director has been Anthony Simeone. During his tenure, he grew the agency’s assets from $102 million to $1.3 billion dollars. But he said it’s time to go.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:33:21 +0000 Bradley Campbell 16443 at http://ripr.org Advocates Protest Legislation Allowing Schools on Toxic Sites http://ripr.org/post/advocates-protest-legislation-allowing-schools-toxic-sites <p>Environmental advocates gathered at the Statehouse Wednesday to protest legislation that would roll back restrictions that prevent schools from building on toxic sites.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:28:28 +0000 Bradley Campbell 15696 at http://ripr.org Brown Divestment Group to Appear Before the Corporation http://ripr.org/post/brown-divestment-group-appear-corporation <p>A student-led protest group at Brown University will attend the Corporation’s annual meeting Thursday to answer questions about climate change.&nbsp; The group wants the university to divest from fossil fuel companies.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 12:25:12 +0000 Bradley Campbell 15635 at http://ripr.org Brown Divestment Group to Appear Before the Corporation Closed East Providence Recycling Facility to be Removed http://ripr.org/post/closed-east-providence-recycling-facility-be-removed <p>A contentious recycling facility in East Providence will close.&nbsp; The Department of Environmental Management will use bond money to pay the property owner to remove all construction and demolition debris from the site.</p><p></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:21:57 +0000 Bradley Campbell 15321 at http://ripr.org