Updated February 7 at 12:25pm
Environment
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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
PROVIDENCE – Federal, state and local officials last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Ten Mile River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project, which restored river herring to the Ten Mile River watershed and aims to provide river … more
Curious about how the lobster gets from the ocean floor to the plate? A new business in Newport gives city visitors a hands-on demonstration of lobster trapping, explaining how they are caught, and adds the option of a steamed dinner at the end of … more
When world leaders assemble in Paris next month for the United Nations Climate Conference, they will have to consider a difficult issue: Where humans will get enough energy to meet their needs without destroying the planet. more
Leo Pollock talks about how The Compost Plant helps recycle food waste. more
The typical approach to environmentalism involves finding ways for humans to live in harmony with nature. But what if that's wrong? What if our destiny is to leave nature behind? It's a radical idea, but it's worth a moment of reflection. A … more
Weather forecasters are fairly confident that the world is experiencing the strongest El Nino phenomenon since 1997-1998, a climate pattern that features increased ocean temperatures and disruptive rainfall and drought events around the world. more
Just for fun, Jeff Powell smoked fish for 16 years before following advice given by friends and family to do it professionally. The Ocean State Smoked Fish Co., which smokes locally sourced fish and sells it at stores and farmers markets … more
WEST GREENWICH – The Nature Conservancy dedicated the McAlpine-Shepard Preserve at Tillinghast Pond last week with a stone monument and ceremonial ribbon to open a new trail. Five-hundred acres of open space was dedicated to the … more
CRANSTON – To the dismay of open-space advocates, the City Council recently approved a key zoning exemption that opens the door for construction of the state's largest solar array. The zoning measure, put forth by Mayor Allan Fung, passed … more
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