The Port of Providence area is marked by mountains of scrap metal, hills of asphalt, and a business that has been giving the finger to the city and state for the past decade. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

The Port of Providence area is marked by mountains of scrap metal, hills of asphalt, and a business that has been giving the finger to the city and state for the past decade. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — This 1.8-mile section of roadway is arguably the most unpleasant stretch of road in Rhode Island. The street, marked by a headache-inducing smell, leads to neighborhoods that endure some of the highest rates of asthma in southern New England.



Study finds up to 15 percent of city’s electricity could be generated by rooftop solar panels. (Environment Massachusetts)

Study finds up to 15 percent of city’s electricity could be generated by rooftop solar panels. (Environment Massachusetts)

The amount of solar-energy capacity installed in Boston has tripled since 2013, according to a new report.


Failures of Rhode Island’s Climate Response Noted at Forum

PROVIDENCE — What started as a humdrum recounting of Rhode Island’s initiatives and shortcomings to address climate change, turned into an indictment of the entire process and criticism of several of the speakers.

After funding was stalled for two years, Rhode Island will commission a study to look at a possible carbon tax. (istock)

After funding was stalled for two years, Rhode Island will commission a study to look at a possible carbon tax. (istock)

The largest bony fish, the pie-shaped creature is certainly an oddity to those who are unfamiliar with it. (istock)

The largest bony fish, the pie-shaped creature is certainly an oddity to those who are unfamiliar with it. (istock)

There was no last-minute objection to the city’s latest ordinance to ban plastic retail bags. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

There was no last-minute objection to the city’s latest ordinance to ban plastic retail bags. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)


New Rocky Point Fishing Pier Set for December Completion

WARWICK, R.I. — The construction of a new timber fishing pier will soon begin at Rocky Point State Park and is expected to be completed by December.


Wind Companies Fund Energy Training, Education

PROVIDENCE — The offshore wind industry is investing in local jobs and students through a $4.5 million gift to support education for high-school and college students.