Aaron Fabrice found this Rhode Island-based buoy in early October along the coast of Belgium. (Diederik D’Hert)

Aaron Fabrice found this Rhode Island-based buoy in early October along the coast of Belgium. (Diederik D’Hert)

A large buoy that washed ashore on the coast of Belgium in October — trailing a 10-foot rope that was covered in hundreds of goose barnacles, crabs, and shrimp  — has been traced to an offshore lobster boat based in Rhode Island.

Climate-Change Mitigation in R.I. Ignored for Profit and Political Gain

The signing of nonenforceable executive orders by Gov. Gina Raimondo, such as the Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change, are considered ‘success stories’ in mitigating the impacts of a changing climate. (State of Rhode Island)

The signing of nonenforceable executive orders by Gov. Gina Raimondo, such as the Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change, are considered ‘success stories’ in mitigating the impacts of a changing climate. (State of Rhode Island)

The volumes of taxpayer-funded reports related to climate change and Rhode Island’s alphabet soup of climate-related acts, commissions, councils, and committees makes your head spin with polar-vortex intensity. Finding out which recommendations have been adopted or funded, and which laws are being enforced would require a SWAT team with a subpoena.


Let White House Know How You Feel About Offshore Drilling

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will be hosting a public meeting in Providence on Jan. 25 to give us a dog and pony show on how good it is to drill for oil through the outer continental shelf.


Rhode Island AG Joins Burrillville Power-Plant Fight

Opponents of the fossil-fuel power plant proposed for the woods of Burrillville, R.I., have a powerful new ally.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is speaking with governors of states who oppose his proposal to expand offshore drilling. (istock)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is speaking with governors of states who oppose his proposal to expand offshore drilling. (istock)

Uncleared bus stops send an implicit message to bus riders that they don’t matter, and they certainly don’t matter as much as those driving the cars. (Joanna Detz/ecoRI News)

Uncleared bus stops send an implicit message to bus riders that they don’t matter, and they certainly don’t matter as much as those driving the cars. (Joanna Detz/ecoRI News)

Graciela Chichilnisky has a machine that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (Global Thermostat)

Graciela Chichilnisky has a machine that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (Global Thermostat)


R.I.'s Fiscal 2018 Budget Includes DEM Staff Cuts

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Administration has announced a plan to cut $25 million in the fiscal 2018 state budget.


Mill River Dam Removal Opens Local Waters for Fish

TAUNTON, Mass. — Work is underway to remove the West Britannia Dam, a project that will complete a 12-year project to remove obsolete dams on the Mill River.