The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently awarded $52,245 in grant awards to help three local farms reduce climate emissions and save money on their energy costs.
During his campaign, Donald Trump, a climate-change denier and fossil-fuel proponent, vowed to withdraw from climate-reduction treaties and neuter the Environmental Protection Agency. All told, his candidacy was considered a colossal threat to the biosphere.
The state of Massachusetts recently announced $10 million in funding to assist communities and groups statewide in addressing deteriorating dams and refurbishing critical coastal infrastructure.
SEEKONK, Mass. — It wasn’t intended to be a debate, but Greg Gerritt, Rhode Island's unofficial grassroots environmental leader, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Washington’s leading climate hawk, spoke back to back at a recent sustainability summit. Their dissimilar views underscore the divide in the environmental movement: a top-down, policy-driven approach vs. a populist reshaping of economics and equality.
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources recently awarded $920,700 to five agricultural groups through the Massachusetts Food Ventures Program, a new grant program intended to address food access and expansion of economic opportunities through new food ventures and enterprises statewide.
TIVERTON, R.I. — Designs are being altered to reflect environmental concerns for the proposed casino but not all ecological information will be available before Election Day.
PROVIDENCE — For the first time, bike paths could receive funding in Rhode Island's biennial open space and environmental bond that goes before voters on Election Day.
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., is touting $4.6 million in grants for water monitoring, watershed planning, nutrient/septic-system management and climate-change adaptation. The money is offered through Environmental Protect Agency grants that target coastal projects.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — Crammed into 1.3 square miles is a diverse community of 19,300 residents, lots of traffic and plenty of pavement. The most densely populated city in the smallest state also lacks green.
School is just beginning across Rhode Island but report cards are already in for the General Assembly and Gov. Gina Raimondo.
PROVIDENCE — A group of elected officials recently announced their opposition to a proposal by National Grid to develop a new liquefied natural gas facility at Fields Point on the city’s South Side.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Ahead of a July 18 public meeting with Burrillville residents, Gov. Gina Raimondo recently reiterated her support for the proposed Clear River Energy Center.
PROVIDENCE — Hundreds of environmental bills are introduced each year in the General Assembly. Most go nowhere and simply die in committee. This year, however, saw many bills making their way into law.
PROVIDENCE — The House of Representatives was able to salvage most of Article 18, after House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello pulled it from the fiscal 2017 budget.