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R.I. LARGE SCALE: Matthew Morrissey, head of Northeast markets for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Power, stands in the company’s office in Providence in March 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State is banking on power boost

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT Change usually happens slowly, especially when government gets involved. But in the last five years, the nascent renewable energy sector has exploded in the United...
GETTING DULLER: Colorful foliage surrounds the Maine Statehouse in Augusta in 2017. Changing weather conditions have disrupted recent leaf-peeping season and could have a lasting effect on tourism in the region. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROBERT F. BUKATY

Climate change making it harder to chase fall foliage

Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to fall before autumn even...

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...

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