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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...

Science, policy must catch up with ticks

If your last hike in the woods ended with a tick trying to make a meal of you, you’re not alone: The tiny bloodsuckers...
THE TEMPERATURE in Rhode Island has risen more than in any other state in the Lower 48 over the last century, according to The Washington Post. The temperature rise compounds the state's vulnerability to sea-level rise. Above, a trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, which was flooded following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

WaPo: R.I. has fastest-rising temperature in the Lower 48

PROVIDENCE – The temperature in Rhode Island has risen 2 degrees Celsius from 1895 to 2018, the most of any state in the Lower...

DEM announces $4M available for open-space matching grants

PROVIDENCE – Communities and local groups can apply for up to $400,000 of $4 million available for open-space matching grants to protect valuable green...

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