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Lobster catch dips to lowest level since 2009 as fishers grapple...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges, including a changing ocean environment and new rules designed...

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution gets $25M gift

WOODS HOLE, Mass. – The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently received a $25 million gift from Paul Salem, chairman of the institute's board of...
Matthew Gomez

An opportunity on Arctic sea routes is slipping away

What if I told you that buying your Christmas presents and getting your deliveries from Amazon or Walmart could cost less in the future?...
Huan Kuang

Climate change can hit indebted businesses hardest

Climate change poses the biggest risks to the most vulnerable people, and the same is true for businesses: Highly leveraged companies – those that have...
Priscilla De La Cruz / PBN PHOTO/Michael Salerno

Five Questions With: Priscilla De La Cruz

Priscilla De La Cruz | Director of sustainability, Providence 1. What are your priorities for the city as its new director of sustainability? Over...

Storms spur long-awaited action in Providence

The Providence Resilience Partnership has warned for years of the city’s widespread flood risk and the need for more flood protection, but it never...

R.I. researchers get $6M for climate change, coastal resiliency hub project

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island researchers have been awarded $6 million in federal funding for a new data hub study climate change and coastal resiliency,...

Insurer FM Global launches climate change tool to mitigate client risk

JOHNSTON – Commercial property insurer FM Global last month launched its Climate Change Impact Report, a proprietary tool to help clients identify, understand and avoid...

R.I. to hire new chief resilience officer to combat climate change

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed an executive order Monday to reestablish the position of a R.I. chief resilience officer to lead implementation...

R.I. sets goal of ending new gas-vehicle sales by 2035

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday said Rhode Island will join six other states, including Massachusetts, to end the sale of gas-powered...
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