State Government Press Releases

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08/24/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 101 mosquito pools, or samples, from 32 traps set statewide during the week of August 12 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 239 pools collected...
08/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is coordinating a public outreach program for the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB). ALB is an invasive insect that came to the United States in wooden shipping crates from China and Korea more than 16 years ago. It affects hardwood shade trees...
08/19/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (DOH) today reported that an August 12 sample of mosquitoes collected in the central area of North Kingstown has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The mosquito is a species that can...
08/19/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (RI DOH) are advising people who live near Roy Carpenter's Beach, South Kingstown, that a skunk in the area tested positive for rabies. The skunk attacked a person on Saturday, August 15. The skunk was...
08/19/2015
1,000 Free Trees to Be Provided to Rhode Island Homeowners This Fall PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the RI Tree Council and the RI Nursery and Landscape Association, will be providing 1,000 free...
08/18/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 105 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide during the week of August 3 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 102 pools collected from 32 traps set...
08/18/2015
PROVIDENCE - Twelve residents of the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol will spend their morning fishing at the Colt State Park Fishing Pier on Wednesday, August 19 (10 a.m. to noon). The outing is being made possible through the efforts of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 15, Lawson-
08/17/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Department of Health are advising the public to avoid contact with Meshanticut Brook in Cranston following a pump station failure at the Cranston Wastewater Treatment Facility's (WWTF) Sherman Avenue Pump Station located...
08/17/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, August 16, 2015 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in portions of southern Rhode Island during the late afternoon and well into the evening hours on Sunday. Periods of UNHEALTHY levels air...
08/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit today praised scientists from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI GSO) for determining the cause of the July 11 combustion incident at Salty...