Lost in the discussion about climate change — at least the snippets of it not drowned out by the air horns of special interests — is the issue of overpopulation, arguably the main reason the planet is heating up, the oceans are acidifying and the atmosphere is wheezing.
PROVIDENCE — Citizens Bank brought out its big guns March 22 to stop the city from divesting its funds from the Rhode Island-based financial institution over environmental concerns.
WARWICK, R.I. — The application process for the Clear River Energy Center was recently prolonged at least until late summer, after the Energy Facilities Siting Board agreed to a four-month extension. The board did so to grant state agencies and the town of Burrillville time to write new reports.
Although 2100 is a long way off, the Coastal Resources Management Council sees urgency in NOAA’s latest projections. A 3- to 5-foot rise by 2050 would permanently flood many communities.
Large crowds are expected at the April 26 and May 9 hearings for the proposed liquefied natural gas project slated for the Providence waterfront.
NEWPORT, R.I. — The advocacy and beach-cleanup organization Clean Ocean Access led the effort and is advancing a plan to ban plastic bags on Aquidneck Island.