PROVIDENCE — When the Block Island Wind Farm officially goes online this month only four of its five offshore turbines will be operating. Turbine 2 broke down in early November during routine testing. A weeklong inspection revealed a metal object in a gap between the turbine’s generator and direct-drive system.
The Conservation Law Foundation is pushing back against the idea of a pipeline tax in Rhode Island. Recent court decisions rejected the tax in New Hampshire and Connecticut.
There are few ecosystems today that are free from fragmentation and disturbance, a result of increased human development. More than 40 percent of Rhode Island’s native ecosystems are mowed or paved. Within many of the remaining intact green spaces, non-native species thrive.
A plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to pay for and elevate buildings along 28 miles of Rhode Island’s southern coast is being challenged by one of the state’s largest environmental groups.
Rhode Island-based CVS Health is slowly making strides to rid its shelves of chemical-filled cosmetics and shampoos, according to a new report on consumer safety.
KINGSTON, R.I. — Winter moths should be fluttering around porch lights and car headlights any day now, laying eggs that may lead to another spring of defoliated and dying trees. Their caterpillars defoliated 27,000 acres in Rhode Island in spring 2015.