Monkfish, also known as goosefish, is an important commercial species in the Northwest Atlantic. The southern extent of their range is the Northeast Shelf and their population here could decrease as warming continues. (NOAA)

Monkfish, also known as goosefish, is an important commercial species in the Northwest Atlantic. The southern extent of their range is the Northeast Shelf and their population here could decrease as warming continues. (NOAA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists recently released the first multi-species assessment of just how vulnerable U.S. marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate change. The study examined 82 species off the Northeast coast, where ocean warming is occurring rapidly.

Providence’s dismal recycling rate, which doesn’t even take into account the poor recycling practices at road races and other outdoor events, is costing the city money. (ecoRI News)

Providence’s dismal recycling rate, which doesn’t even take into account the poor recycling practices at road races and other outdoor events, is costing the city money. (ecoRI News)

Since switching to single-stream recycling in June 2012, Rhode Island’s recycling rate has risen less than 2 percent and remains stubbornly below 25 percent. During that same period, the market for sorted and baled recyclables, the end product of the statewide recycling program, has bottomed out.


Governor's Budget Includes Environmental Support

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget increases efforts to go after polluters and expands options for renewable energy. It also provides funding for bike paths, and calls for a bond referendum to protect open space.


Mass. Study Finds Better to Remove Dams Than Replace

Although removing or upgrading dams and culverts can require significant up-front costs, stream-restoration efforts mitigate flood risks, improve ecosystem function and relieve long-term financial burdens.

Several species of bats that spend the summer in Rhode Island have experienced dramatic declines in their populations because of white-nose syndrome. (USFWS)

Several species of bats that spend the summer in Rhode Island have experienced dramatic declines in their populations because of white-nose syndrome. (USFWS)

Political influence has eroded enforcement of Rhode Island’s environmental laws, and both environmentalists and business owners are concerned. (ecoRI News)

Political influence has eroded enforcement of Rhode Island’s environmental laws, and both environmentalists and business owners are concerned. (ecoRI News)

The Grow Green Jobs RI plan promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmentally sound infrastructure, farming, seafood, and recycling and composting.

The Grow Green Jobs RI plan promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmentally sound infrastructure, farming, seafood, and recycling and composting.


Experts Give Providence Decent Marks for Climate-Change Planning

PROVIDENCE — The city is in on the right track regarding climate-change preparedness, according to a recent review. A three-day assessment by five sustainability planners from across the country looked at how the city will endure higher heat, more severe weather, and increased flooding.


Climate Change has Quadrupled N.E.'s Flood Risk

AMHERST, Mass. — A new study reveals that increasing soil moisture is raising flooding, erosion and landslide risks in New England.