Hitting Emissions Targets a Challenge for Rhode Island

Hitting Emissions Targets a Challenge for Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE — It turns out that an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions is easier said than done. A preliminary study commissioned by the Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council concludes that even with the near elimination of fossil fuels to generate electricity, heat homes and power cars, Rhode Island will only be able to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions 62 percent by 2050.

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Sea-Level Rise to Reduce Effectiveness of Home Septic Systems

Sea-Level Rise to Reduce Effectiveness of Home Septic Systems

KINGSTON, R.I. — A team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island is recommending that state and federal officials rethink the regulations for the installation and management of home septic systems, especially in coastal zones, in light of research they conducted that demonstrated that warming temperatures and rising sea levels will reduce the effectiveness of conventional septic systems.

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