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 …
A former Smithfield resident bequeathed $6.8 million to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and The Nature Conservancy’s Rhode Island chapter for land and water conservation, the largest single donation in ASRI’s 117-year history.
The decline of coal as a source of electric power is inevitable and well under way. This is a good thing, because whether measured by its effect on public health or its contribution to global warming, coal is more harmful than any other widely used source of electricity.
The Aquidneck Land Trust on Monday said it has conserved two properties – a 12.5-acre parcel known as the Arnow property in Middletown and the 14.75-acre Wild Moor property off Hammersmith Road in Newport.
With Flint, Mich.'s lead-fouled drinking water still making news, recent revelations that staffing at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council are below previous levels is a source of concern.