State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/14/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, August 15, 2015 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon and well into the evening hours on Saturday. UNHEALTHY levels are also possible on Sunday...
08/11/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 172 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide during the week of July 27 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 105 pools collected from 37 traps set...
08/11/2015
Conditional Areas A & B, along with the Conimicut Triangle, Will Reopen at Sunrise on Saturday, August 8 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Areas A and B, along with the Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay, will re-open to...
08/07/2015
PROVIDENCE - On Saturday, August 8, the Department of Environmental Management will host the final event of the 2015 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit at Burlingame State Park and Campground in Charlestown. The event will include a grand prize ceremony where pre-registered Pursuit participants...
08/07/2015
Training Sessions Set for August 11 and August 19 in Providence and Johnston PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in a cooperative effort with the USDA and Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), will be working to increase public awareness of the Asian Longhorned...
08/05/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is requesting all poultry owners to assist in preparations for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Although the disease has not been found in Rhode Island, DEM is taking steps now to control HPAI should it spread to the Ocean State. ...
08/03/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 145 mosquito pools, or samples, from 29 traps set statewide during the week of July 20 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 172 pools collected from 37 traps set...
07/31/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Forest Environment is kicking off a new educational project this summer. By leveraging grant funding from the US Forest Service with local matching funds from the RI State Firefighter's League, along with assistance from the...