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Environment
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Climate change is the single biggest issue that the coastal environment and coastal development will be facing for the next several decades. We're losing salt marsh at an alarming rate, we're seeing our species shift and our ecosystem is … more
WARWICK – The rules and players involved in the approval process for the proposed Burrillville power plant have narrowed. Late last month, the two-member Energy Facilities Siting Board voted down several groups and individuals seeking to litigate … more
The offshore wind company Deepwater Wind LLC is trying to break into the solar industry and has bid on a 26.4-megawatt solar project in Connecticut, which would be one of the largest in New England. more
(Updated 1:16 and 3:09 p.m.) Snow will gradually taper off tonight, making for a messy evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. more
The federal government’s proposed limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells on public land will protect the atmosphere against one of the most potent greenhouse gases known to science. more
WARWICK – National Grid late last month withdrew its proposal for new fees that were intended to help recover money lost on wind- and solar-energy incentives, ecoRI News reported. Last July, National Grid asked state regulators for … more
1 What initiatives are planned for 2016 to strengthen Rhode Island's resiliency in the face of climate change? Rhode Island continues to be out front in addressing climate change, and as the Ocean State – we are uniquely vulnerable. … more
Already in our state we are feeling the debilitating effects of climate change. The extreme weather events of last August's microbursts, the January 2015 blizzard and Hurricane Sandy have all crushed our businesses and homes. Our rivers and … more
A new electric vehicle incentive program to spur electric vehicle use by Rhode Islanders was unveiled Friday by officials at the 2016 Northeast International Auto Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. more
Toxic chemical releases increased 26.9 percent in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to Toxic Release Inventory data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week. more
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