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Five Questions With John Hodnett

John Hodnett | President, Lila Delman Real Estate1. How has the company changed in direction, if at all, since you became president in 2018,...

Fighting climate change is good business

The New York State Assembly recently passed what Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the most aggressive clean-energy target in the United States, requiring New York...

UMass Dartmouth researcher finds ocean temps pushing fish populations north

DARTMOUTH – Changing ocean temperatures are altering the locations of fish populations, putting East Coast fishing communities at risk, according to a new study...

Be honest about renewables’ cost

If you are concerned about climate change, you are likely enthusiastic about renewable fuels, such as solar and wind, and about laws that require...
THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank has selected five communities to participate in the first round of the Municipal Resiliency Program.

R.I. Infrastructure Bank announces first 5 participants in Municipal Resilience Program

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced Monday the five municipalities that will participate in the initial round of its Municipal Resilience Program.Barrington,...

Legislation would create fund for climate-change grants

PROVIDENCE – A state Senate proposal would create a coastal adaption trust fund, from which cities and towns could apply for grants to make...
WEATHER-RESISTANT: Jeff Sweenor, owner of Sweenor Builders in South Kingstown, points to the house that architectural designer Lori Foley has on screen that is located in South Kingstown and uses helical piers that screw down to bedrock and breakaway lower walls that let the water go right through. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting back vs. extreme weather

Weather-related damage from fierce hurricanes, flooding, storm surges and intensified UV rays does not discriminate between high-end or low-income housing.In Rhode Island, however, some...
A NEW STUDY said that while less powerful storms would dwindle because of a shorter snow season and warmer temperatures due to climate change, regions that currently get impacted by nor’easters will continue to be impacted./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Climate change won’t stop East Coast’s worst storms, study finds

NEW YORK - Climate change may melt away smaller snow storms but it won’t be able to hold back more powerful East Coast systems.Minor storms that drop...
RHODE ISLAND properties failed to realize $44.7 million in value due to tidal flooding from increased sea level rise and from 2005 to 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. property values impacted by sea level rise

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island properties failed to realize $44.7 million in increased value due to tidal flooding from rising seas from 2005 to 2017,...
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...
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