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VISION OF THE FUTURE? Climate experts believe that between sea-level rise and the increasing frequency of powerful storms, larger portions of Rhode Island will face serious flooding in the coming years.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate change looks to bring water damage to more of R.I.

More than five years after “Superstorm” Sandy hit the Rhode Island coast, Westerly is still working at reversing some of the environmental damage that...
A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT? The proposal by the U.S. Department of the Interior to allow oil and gas drilling on all of the United States’ continental shelf – such as this rig off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. – has brought swift negative reactions, including from Rhode Island officials. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

Drilling off the coast is not 
a good idea for R.I....

When the Trump administration released plans to allow offshore drilling for oil and gas on 90 percent of the United States’ continental shelf, including...

White House proposals put oceans at risk

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke thinks that some of the places designated as national monuments in the past two decades are overprotected. Banning economic activity...
A NEW WAY TO BUILD: This "fortified" house built by Caldwell & Johnson fronts a saltmarsh and Narragansett Bay in Wickford village in North Kingstown and has structural improvements that make it resistant to wind, rain, sea level rise, and other environmental factors. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should cities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma be rebuilt exactly...

With 2017 turning out to be a year of very powerful hurricanes, it makes sense to ask whether it is time to re-evaluate how...

R.I. can lead with carbon tax

I work with scientists in diverse fields. For decades, I have been hearing them say, “The climate is changing. We must respond.”We see it...
Dr. Nitin S. Damle is a senior partner at South County Internal Medicine and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Climate change’s dire health consequences

The withdrawal by President Donald Trump from the Paris Agreement of the Conference of Parties on climate change poses a significant risk to the...
A CLEANER ­FUTURE: The Block Island Wind Farm is only the first of many offshore wind energy projects, all of which are designed to replace dirtier, fossil-fuel ­sources of ­electricity. / COURTESY ­DEEPWATER WIND

Local action on climate accord is smart move for R.I. to...

Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, there is much that can be done on...
A CHANGE HAS COME: A trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, was flooded following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Climate scientists believe that climate change is warming the planet and will result in more frequent and more powerful storms.

Should President Donald Trump have pulled the United States out of...

When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord on June 1, he joined two other nations on the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced that Rhode Island had joined the United States Climate Alliance, a group of states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Accord standards despite President Donald Trump's rejection of the agreement.

R.I. joins U.S. Climate Alliance in reaction to Paris Accord withdrawal

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M Raimondo announced Friday that Rhode Island will join the United States Climate Alliance.The alliance was formed on Thursday by...

No renegotiation: Everyone but Donald Trump is sticking by Paris climate...

LONDON – Global leaders vowed to press ahead with the Paris climate accord after Donald Trump pulled the world’s biggest economy out of the...
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