The Ocean State’s signature climate-change legislation has been followed by five years of more study, reports, and executive orders that have accomplished little in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and mitigating the impacts of a changing climate. ecoRI News takes an in-depth look at what the Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014 and its Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council have achieved.
The bird, named Bert by fishermen who were hand-feeding it fish, appeared healthy and unharmed, but the attention it generated from a crowd of curiosity-seekers likely raised its stress level.
WARWICK, R.I. — The latest round of hearings for the proposed Burrillville power plant was dominated by a lengthy cross-examination of a single expert that included a potentially damaging e-mail.
CRANSTON, R.I. — A proposed 29-acre, ground-mounted solar project has neighbors concerned about a controversial issue that transcends city limits: another swath of Rhode Island marked for clear-cutting to make room for a renewable-energy project.
Well-paid front groups lobby Congress to oppose climate legislation, spread false information about climate science, and run marketing campaigns that boost the image of fossil fuels.