HALIFAX, Mass. — For more than a decade, blue-green algae blooms in West Monponsett Pond have often ended summer fun early and rendered the boat ramp useless. Local residents are regularly cautioned about using the pond, because of harmful health effects linked to cyanobacteria
The study is intended to help the budding offshore wind industry as it expands into hurricane-prone regions, such as the East Coast. Current design standards require offshore wind turbines be built to withstand 112-mph winds
The court challenge had been filed by Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, developer of the proposed Clear River Energy Center. The Chicago-based company was attempting to halt a lawsuit that seeks to nullify the all-important agreement that allows the company to buy water from the town of Johnston.
New England’s ocean economy supports more than 230,000 jobs. It brings in $16 billion to the region — much of it from tourism and recreation. Whale watching in New England is big business, with nearly 1 million watchers in 2008. Seabird watching is also popular. Recreational fishermen visit the closer canyons for marlin, tuna and other game fish.
PROVIDENCE — As the days and hours run out on this year’s General Assembly session, environmental groups are urging the public to reach out to lawmakers to support or oppose legislation and restore key funding.
To counter the well-organized opposition movement against the proposed Burrillville, R.I., fossil-fuel power plant, a new pro-power plant group has emerged.