State resiliency project example of smart planning for business

MAKING A PLAN: The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses’ ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
MAKING A PLAN: The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses’ ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
Rhode Island’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change are well-documented. And now comes more evidence that we should be concerned: The Global Carbon Project recently released a report saying that carbon emissions in the United States will grow 2.5 percent in 2018, following a decade of declining annual carbon emissions. This report comes close…

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