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Risk to coastal economies is rising

As the sea level rises, it can be easy to miss the subtlety of higher water. It’s much harder to overlook saltwater more frequently...
JANET COIT, former director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, has been named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries assistant administrator. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Former R.I. DEM Director Coit named NOAA Fisheries assistant administrator

PROVIDENCE – Former R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit has officially been named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries assistant administrator,...

AG urges R.I. Supreme Court to reject Block Island marina expansion...

NEW SHOREHAM – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha’s office is urging the R.I. Supreme Court to reject the Coastal Resources Management Council’s approval of...
Jeffrey R. Diehl

Opinion: Yes on Question 2 to support clean water, climate resilience,...

Turning the faucet on for a cold drink of water or for a shower in the morning. Something so routine we don’t even think...

Biden to fight climate change in a new way

Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before – by mobilizing his entire administration...

Tiverton seeks to keep its landfill operating

TIVERTON – The town is filing an application to continue operating its 33-acre landfill for another two years, the Fall River Herald News reported...

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...
UNCHECKED? A Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit on April 21. Thousands of oil and gas operations and other sites won permission to bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.  / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Thousands of companies allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic

Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended...

Philanthropy and your company

Does your company customarily donate to a charitable cause or participate in a philanthropic initiative? Yes: 100% No: 0% What kind of charitable organization does your company...
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: From left, ecoRI News staff members Tim Faulkner, senior reporter; Frank Carini, owner, editor and writer; Joanna Detz, owner and executive director; Sarah Puschmann, reporting fellow; and Grace Kelly, reporter, meet at Social Enterprise Greenhouse offices in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

News site takes eco-angle

IF JOURNALISM IS SUPPOSED TO BE a labor of love, then Frank Carini and Joanna Detz doubly qualify. Not only have they built their Providence-based...

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