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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 Bank 1. 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...
RESILIENT RHODY is the state's first climate resilience action strategy. It identifies 61 steps the state can take to better prepare for the effects of climate change. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo unveils climate resilience strategy

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a climate resilience action strategy called Resilient Rhody on Monday. The 44-page climate preparedness strategy was a collaboration...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a complaint against 21 fossil fuel companies for their alleged knowing contribution to climate change and sea-level rise, seeking to recoup some of the cost that climate change has on Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Attorney General files lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for impact...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a complaint in Providence County Superior Court, suing 21 of the world’s largest fossil...
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