A True’s beaked whale surfaces not far from a NOAA vessel. (Salvatore Cerchio)

A True’s beaked whale surfaces not far from a NOAA vessel. (Salvatore Cerchio)

A month-long survey of the deep waters from Georges Bank to the continental shelf south of Rhode Island has turned up an unexpectedly large number of a little-known whale.



 The South Fork Wind Farm is part of the nearly 10,000 megawatts of offshore wind power expected by 2023.

The South Fork Wind Farm is part of the nearly 10,000 megawatts of offshore wind power expected by 2023.

PROVIDENCE — Wind facilities and an overhaul of coastal regulations dominated the latest meeting of the Coastal Resources Management Council.


Same Old Song When it Comes to Exploiting Rhode Island

Cutting down, covering, and crushing green space to build renewable energy isn’t noble, nor is it an effective way to deal with the bevy of challenges a changing climate presents. Solving one problem by creating another isn’t good policy. Opinion

 The push for more renewable energy continues. The latest is a call for 400 megawatts. (ecoRI News)

The push for more renewable energy continues. The latest is a call for 400 megawatts. (ecoRI News)

 efore assuming the high-ranking post, Alexandra Dapolito Dunn must be confirmed by the Senate. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

efore assuming the high-ranking post, Alexandra Dapolito Dunn must be confirmed by the Senate. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

 As efforts are being undertaken to protect salt marshes from the rising sea, scientists may be ignoring an important player.

As efforts are being undertaken to protect salt marshes from the rising sea, scientists may be ignoring an important player.


Major Hearings This Week for Burrillville Power Plant

The latest hearings resume this week with critical testimony being debated to decide the fate of the proposed Burrillville power plant.


Chaos in Exeter: Council Embraces Utility-Scale Solar

It became apparent that three members of the Exeter Town Council were determinedly biased in favor of Green Development’s amendment. Opinion