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A bit of optimism in recent climate reports

It’s easy to feel pessimistic when scientists around the world are warning that climate change has advanced so far, it’s now inevitable that societies...

R.I. Infrastructure Bank awards $4.9M for municipal climate resiliency projects

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank recently awarded $4.9 million in grants to 12 cities and towns to pay for projects that improve...

Here’s another way wind farms could be benefit to environment

Off the southern New England coast, developers are preparing to build the first federally approved utility-scale offshore wind farms – 74 turbines in all...

McKee to commit over $150M to climate change initiatives in proposed...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that he will be committing more than $150 million that is earmarked for a series of...

Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

PROVIDENCE (AP) – As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the...
GETTING DULLER: Colorful foliage surrounds the Maine Statehouse in Augusta in 2017. Changing weather conditions have disrupted recent leaf-peeping season and could have a lasting effect on tourism in the region. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROBERT F. BUKATY

Climate change making it harder to chase fall foliage

Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to fall before autumn even...

Why climate change is making it harder to chase fall foliage

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to...

Addressing climate change through endowment investments

Harvard University will keep phasing out all investments tied to oil, gas and coal, it announced on Sept. 9. Harvard President Larry Bacow cast...
RESEARCHERS LED by a URI professor were awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to study the impacts of sea level rise and extreme weather on coastal areas. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI-led researchers get $1.5M grant to study ties between sea-level rise,...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Pennsylvania State University have received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National...

Climate change is an infrastructure problem

Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric-vehicle chargers –...

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