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The University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative launched a new website on Monday dedicated to promoting the issue of climate change. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Friday signed an executive order creating the R.I. Executive Climate Change Council, an agency formed to advise the governor, the General Assembly and the public on environmental best practices and strategies to address the challenge of global climate change. more
(Updated, 1:39 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Interstate 95 corridor from Providence to Boston, projecting snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches and low visibility through 7 p.m. Thursday evening. more
Winter Storm Nika laid a wintry mix of snow and sleet across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday, with accumulation of 3 to 6 inches in most parts of Rhode Island and close to 12 inches in the northern part of the state. (Updated, Feb. 5, 2:22 p.m.) more
Diesel futures rose for a third day as frigid weather across the U.S. Northeast boosted demand for heating fuel oil-fired power generation with supplies in the New York Harbor area at the lowest level in almost six years. more
(Updated, Jan. 22, 10:02 a.m.) Between 5 and 10 inches of snow covered most of the state Wednesday morning after the overnight accumulation from Winter Storm Janus caused a number of public offices to change their hours and forced transportation delays in Rhode Island. more
The nine member states of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have set the program’s greenhouse gas pollution cap for 2014 at 91 million tons, putting into effect emissions-cutting regulations first proposed last February. more
Environmental and regulatory leaders in Rhode Island said the state needs to step up its awareness of climate change and sea level rise, develop plans to deal with them, and then begin implementing them. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Wetland Program Development Grants to Rhode Island out of 16 grants totaling $1.5 million for projects in New England, the EPA announced Tuesday. more
As Rhode Islanders woke Friday morning to the aftermath of Winter Storm Hercules, local officials urged continued caution due to dangerous road conditions and freezing temperatures, with parking bans in effect across the state. more
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