CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — U.S. health care isn’t designed to ensure individual well-being; it’s about shareholder profit and golden parachutes. The United States spends more on health care than just about any country on the planet, but the results would get most CEOs fired.
PROVIDENCE — Three state senators want answers on the March 29 natural-gas leak on Allens Avenue. The incident closed Interstate 95 for several hours and released some 19 million cubic feet of natural gas.
Ever wonder why your Asian plants are so perfect? Nobody eats them. A Kousa dogwood, from China, for example, feeds no insects. We are starving native birds and insects with our pretty landscapes.
A pipeline proposed in Berkshire County, Mass., has been met with resistance from environmental activists, a Native American organization and residents of Sandisfield, the small town through which the pipeline would run.
PROVIDENCE — The legislative effort to stop the fossil-fuel power plant proposed for Burrillvile and reverse Rhode Island’s dependence on imported fossil fuels met resistance and downright contempt during a recent Statehouse hearing.
JOHNSTON, R.I. — It's been considered a political third rail for years, but on July 1, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be raising tipping fees for the first time since 1992.