The latest projections from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change aren’t pretty: widespread drought, food shortages, and a mass die-off of coral reefs. These abandoned boats in Mo‘ynoq, Uzbekistan, have been rusting away in the sand at a once-blooming seaport for more than a decade. (istock)

The latest projections from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change aren’t pretty: widespread drought, food shortages, and a mass die-off of coral reefs. These abandoned boats in Mo‘ynoq, Uzbekistan, have been rusting away in the sand at a once-blooming seaport for more than a decade. (istock)

We’ve been ignoring climate change for generations. Even though our 140-character attention span was recently increased to 280, the issue is too big for our selfie society to take the time to understand. Plus, if we did, we’d actually have to change our behaviors and reduce our consumption. Opinion



 Ray Tameo is an award-winning bird carver whose carvings are in numerous private collections and exhibited around the region. (Todd McLeish/ecoRI News)

Ray Tameo is an award-winning bird carver whose carvings are in numerous private collections and exhibited around the region. (Todd McLeish/ecoRI News)

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — When Ray Tameo was a young boy and his friends invited him to play baseball, he usually turned them down in favor of going birdwatching.


Volunteer R.I. Rehabilitators Wild About Saving Everything

SAUNDERSTOWN, R.I. — Chi Chan bought the foreclosed property for $400,000 little more than a year ago. While she has no plans to move in herself, squirrels, a chipmunk, a snake, and an owl now call the place home, at least temporarily.

 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. (istock)

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. (istock)

 ‘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)

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

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


Key Meetings Ahead for Proposed Power Plant

PROVIDENCE — The Conservation Law Foundation is hosting an informational meeting Oct. 29 to explain why it considers the proposed Burrillville power plant a “zombie.”


Ballot Question 3 Supports Bikes, Farms, Climate Action

PROVIDENCE — Perhaps the least attention-grabbing of the Question 3 bond projects is the $7.9 million for drinking water, stormwater, and sewage treatment projects.