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Environment
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Climate change is the single biggest issue that the coastal environment and coastal development will be facing for the next several decades. We're losing salt marsh at an alarming rate, we're seeing our species shift and our ecosystem is … more
BURRILLVILLE – The Conservation Law Foundation says the natural gas-fired power plant proposed here would hinder Rhode Island's greenhouse-gas reduction goals, according to ecoRI News. Established in 2014, the Resilient Rhode Island Act … more
WARWICK – The rules and players involved in the approval process for the proposed Burrillville power plant have narrowed. Late last month, the two-member Energy Facilities Siting Board voted down several groups and individuals seeking to litigate … more
A new electric vehicle incentive program to spur electric vehicle use by Rhode Islanders was unveiled Friday by officials at the 2016 Northeast International Auto Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker last week said a Taunton project is among nine statewide targeting water pollution from stormwater runoff and erosion that have been recommended for more than $1.28 million in federal grants. "It is vitally … more
The Providence Redevelopment Agency has awarded a contract to grade the 25-acre site of the former American Tourister Co. factory, one of the city’s largest undeveloped properties. more
Construction offshore of the Block Island wind farm has stopped for the season, but the maker of the turbines for it is now doing assembly work in the Port of Providence for next year's work. And while both developments were as planned, … more
New England's rugged, iconic beauty is a key economic driver for our entire region. In the six states, the Outdoor Industry Association reports that the outdoor-recreation industry generates a total of $28.8 billion in consumer spending, creating … more
The Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island is pursuing leadership roles in two class action lawsuits against BP and Plains All American for oil spills that affected investors and the environment, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner said Thursday. more
An interactive map shows that every Rhode Islander lives in a county affected by weather-related disasters, according to the Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center. more
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