‘It is so disappointing that the state won't listen to us,’ says Philip Tierney, 14, of East Providence. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

‘It is so disappointing that the state won't listen to us,’ says Philip Tierney, 14, of East Providence. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — Student activists lost their plea urging the state to take a tougher stance on climate change, but a legal challenge is expected.



 Coyotes and humans can co-exist safely as long as coyotes don’t come to associate humans with food. So don’t feed them. (istock)

Coyotes and humans can co-exist safely as long as coyotes don’t come to associate humans with food. So don’t feed them. (istock)

KINGSTON, R.I. — Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.1 million grant for a five-year study of coyotes. The research will look at the changing coyote population, how coyotes interact with people, and the best ways for people and coyotes to co-exist safely.


Hopkinton Council to Decide Fate of R.I's Largest Solar Project

HOPKINTON, R.I. — This rural town continues its struggle with utility-scale solar development, as the Planning Board and Town Council disagree on how to address the surge in such projects. The largest proposed project would cover 122 acres and require the clear-cutting of 35,000 trees.

 Natural-gas problems continue to mount in Massachusetts, leading to system-wide inspections for National Grid. (ecoRI News)

Natural-gas problems continue to mount in Massachusetts, leading to system-wide inspections for National Grid. (ecoRI News)

 More than 60 percent of wasted food comes from residential sources. (istock)

More than 60 percent of wasted food comes from residential sources. (istock)

 The recent gasoline spill was the third such major accident on Providence’s South Side in the past year and a half, including a ruptured natural-gas pipeline in March 2017. (ecoRI News)

The recent gasoline spill was the third such major accident on Providence’s South Side in the past year and a half, including a ruptured natural-gas pipeline in March 2017. (ecoRI News)


Our Energy Use Needs to Change Before We Put Solar Panels in Forests

Cutting down more trees, paving over more agricultural soils, and utilizing more in a time that demands less adds to the burden of natural systems that are already straining to cope. Opinion


We Need to Make Siting of Renewables Less Burdensome

The energy element of the Rhode Island State Guide Plan charges local governments to reduce regulatory hurdles and better enable a massive deployment of renewable energy. Opinion