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ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...
Jeffrey R. Diehl

Opinion: Yes on Question 2 to support clean water, climate resilience,...

Turning the faucet on for a cold drink of water or for a shower in the morning. Something so routine we don’t even think...

Biden to fight climate change in a new way

Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before – by mobilizing his entire administration...

U.S. financial system threatened by climate change

Burnt orange daytime skies signal that the consequences of climate change are already here. But while we tend to focus on the death and...

Survey: 77% of CEOs, CFOs say companies unprepared for climate-related impacts

JOHNSTON – More than three-quarters of CEOs and chief financial officers of the largest companies in the world admit their firms are not fully...
Hong Yang

Bryant professor named Geological Society of America fellow

HONG YANG, a professor of science and technology and vice president for international affairs at Bryant University, was recently elected as a 2019 fellow...

Climate change Is a financial crisis, too

The people who oversee America’s financial system seem to think that climate change isn’t their problem. As one official quipped in recent congressional testimony,...

Bond funds proposed to protect wastewater treatment plants, preserve coastal areas

PROVIDENCE – Proposals to evenly divide $10 million approved by voters as part of the 2018 Green Economy and Clean Water Bond to protect...

Americans won’t pay carbon taxes

Much has been made of the willingness of Democratic presidential candidates to risk taking positions that aren’t popular with voters at large in order...

Not all economists are corporate shills

The economics profession gets a lot of the blame for the increasing inequality in American society. Yet the career of Harvard University economist Martin...

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