Conservationists have noted a lack of incentives for building on closed landfills, brownfields, parking lots, and gravel pits. (ecoRI News)

Conservationists have noted a lack of incentives for building on closed landfills, brownfields, parking lots, and gravel pits. (ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — The siting of ground-mounted solar facilities continue to exasperate environmentalists, developers, and planners who are trying to protect open space amid a booming renewable-energy sector.



Students of all ages skipped school to join the March 15 protest. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Students of all ages skipped school to join the March 15 protest. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — Students from Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts took the day off from school Friday and gathered at the Statehouse to join a global protest.


Raimondo Inc. Puts Rhode Islanders At Risk

Gov. Gina Raimondo has surrounded herself with well-paid public-relations professionals whose job is to craft her image for the national stage, not address Rhode Island issues. Opinion

Perfluorinated compounds used in firefighting foams have contaminated hundreds of U.S. aquifers. They’ve been blamed for the contamination of a public water system in Burrillville, R.I. (istock)

Perfluorinated compounds used in firefighting foams have contaminated hundreds of U.S. aquifers. They’ve been blamed for the contamination of a public water system in Burrillville, R.I. (istock)

In 2017 and 2018, 20 North Atlantic right whales are known to have died, mostly as a result of ship strikes and entanglements in fishing gear. The species global population stands at about 400. (istock)

In 2017 and 2018, 20 North Atlantic right whales are known to have died, mostly as a result of ship strikes and entanglements in fishing gear. The species global population stands at about 400. (istock)

These undersea canyons and seamounts contain fragile and largely pristine marine ecosystems and rich biodiversity. (NOAA)

These undersea canyons and seamounts contain fragile and largely pristine marine ecosystems and rich biodiversity. (NOAA)


Bread Baking Put On Hold By Unlicensed R.I. Junkyard

FOSTER, R.I. — The expansion of Legend’s Creek Farm’s business to include the baking of bread has been delayed by a neighboring salvage yard that is operating without state or town approval.


Rhode Island Ranked in Top 10 for Asthma Rate

PROVIDENCE — A study of air pollution along Interstate 95 found what has long been suspected: neighborhoods are suffering from unhealthy emissions.