Last summer swimmers discovered the 34,500-volt cable some 25 feet offshore in shallow water. (State of Rhode Island)

Last summer swimmers discovered the 34,500-volt cable some 25 feet offshore in shallow water. (State of Rhode Island)

As summer approaches on Block Island, the undersea electric cables from the nearby offshore wind facility will have a presence at one of New Shoreham’s most popular beaches.



Coastal flooding is being caused by more frequent and intense rains and storms. (ecoRI News)

Coastal flooding is being caused by more frequent and intense rains and storms. (ecoRI News)

Property values in most coastal real-estate markets don’t reflect the growing risks of chronic inundation.


Rhode Island Balks at Call for Stricter Drinking-Water Standards

PROVIDENCE — A House committee was recently awakened to the health concern known as PFASs. This class of chemical compounds called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances can be found in nearly everything we eat, drink, and breathe.

State says Allens Avenue business could have easily avoided the odor problem. (Sprague Operating Resources LLC)

State says Allens Avenue business could have easily avoided the odor problem. (Sprague Operating Resources LLC)

State officials are working on a regional initiative to cut greenhouse gases from their biggest sources: cars and trucks. (ecoRI News)

State officials are working on a regional initiative to cut greenhouse gases from their biggest sources: cars and trucks. (ecoRI News)

Rhode Island residents Cindy Bogart, left, and Mary Gervais recently launched a website to help people connect to past practices and materials. (Maaike Bernstrom)

Rhode Island residents Cindy Bogart, left, and Mary Gervais recently launched a website to help people connect to past practices and materials. (Maaike Bernstrom)


Autonomous Bus Service Underway in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island is looking ahead to a time when transportation may not revolve around vehicles that require human drivers and an endless thirst for gasoline.


Invenergy Struggles with Pollution at Penn. Facility

The fossil-fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville, R.I., received a boost with pre-approval of a key air-pollution permit, but the developer has had pollution problems at a natural-gas facility it opened last year in Pennsylvania.