In addition to pollution from mowers, trimmers and leaf blowers, chemically treated lawns wipe out all vegetation, worms, and insects, to grow a single species of grass.
WARWICK, R.I. — The town of Charlestown was recently given approval to weigh in on the proposed Clear River Energy Center, after the Energy Facilities Siting Board voted to let the coastal town join as an intervener in the case.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — Water is once again a controversial issue regarding the construction of the town's second fossil-fuel power plant. Members of the Narragansett Indian Tribe are challenging an agreement made by a single tribal leader to sell water to the proposed Clear River Energy Center.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's first hydrogen filling station has been installed in a corner of the Stop & Shop parking lot on Branch Avenue. Although none of the vehicles in the shopping center during a recent ecoRI News visit appeared to run on compressed hydrogen or electricity, the fuel depot may be an early sign of major change in what we drive.
JOHNSTON, R.I. — Rhode Island’s first commercial-scale anaerobic digester may be a test case for similar facilities in neighboring states.
PROVIDENCE — Outdated thinking is driving the spread of an altered economy, one that reduces the emphasis on unbridled profit.