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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

State resiliency project example of smart planning for business

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...
IN A NEW CLIMATE REPORT, it was found that global economies are growing at a much faster rate than their greenhouse gas emissions, however, the report still found that emissions are projected to rise 2.7 percent in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/CARLA GOTTGENS

Climate report reflects rising emissions but some improvement

NEW YORK - Climate scientists have some good news, for a change. Global economies are growing at a much faster rate than their greenhouse gas...
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 Hurricane Sandy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Statewide Planning to interview small businesses for weather-resiliency project

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is launching a project to help small businesses’ extreme weather event and climate change resiliency, the...
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Five Questions With Jeffrey Diehl

Jeffrey Diehl | CEO, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank1. How is the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank funded? The bank, a quasi-public corporation, does not...

Student activist group files climate-change lawsuit against R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Student group Nature’s Trust Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to force the state to comply with its petition...
RHODE ISLAND INFRASTRUCTURE BANK has long supported projects with a positive environmental impact, but the bank formalized its commitment by taking the Green Bond Pledge, said Jeffrey Diehl, the bank’s CEO. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank takes Green Bond Pledge

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has taken the Green Bond Pledge, which asserts that when applicable, bonds financing long-term infrastructure and capital...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools.“When I visit a...
PBN WAS NAMED Newspaper of the Year for the third time in the last six years by the New England Newspaper and Press Association on Thursday. It was also recognized with a Publick Occurrences Award for its three-part series titled "Rising Waters."

PBN named Newspaper of the Year, honored for climate change series

NATICK, Mass. – Providence Business News was named Newspaper of the Year for specialty publications in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s 2018...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

Can a onetime garbageman who served on the state’s highest court...

A onetime garbageman who became an attorney and member of Rhode Island’s highest court, Robert G. Flanders Jr. has called himself the “embodiment of...
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