Opponents of a bill that supports the development of an incinerator recently rallied outside the Statehouse. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Opponents of a bill that supports the development of an incinerator recently rallied outside the Statehouse. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — Environment leaders are uniting against a potential wood-burning power plant as accusations of political pay to play intensify.

 The students recently gathered at the marsh with staff from Save The Bay to restore the salt marsh, which had been drowning in place because of rising sea levels. (Todd McLeish/ecoRI News)

The students recently gathered at the marsh with staff from Save The Bay to restore the salt marsh, which had been drowning in place because of rising sea levels. (Todd McLeish/ecoRI News)

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Sage Witham’s freshly manicured fingernails were an elegant silver color, but they were covered in mud and sand as she and her classmates worked to plant native grasses at a salt marsh along the edge of Ninigret Pond.


Bill Gives R.I. Municipalities More Say in Future Sitings

PROVIDENCE — A bill moving through the General Assembly won’t halt the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant but the legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives makes it more difficult for future energy projects to get approved.


R.I. Should Lead by Example to Prevent Loss of Forests

Continuing to clear-cut thousands of trees in pursuit of reducing Rhode Island’s reliance on fossil fuels is unacceptable and unnecessary. We can and must do better. Opinion

 Brown University students recently got a tutored introduction to the MIT-created website. (Nicholas Boke/ecoRI News)

Brown University students recently got a tutored introduction to the MIT-created website. (Nicholas Boke/ecoRI News)

 One City Council member says the volume of water offered could make the city of Fall River the primary water source for the Clear River Energy Center. (istock)

One City Council member says the volume of water offered could make the city of Fall River the primary water source for the Clear River Energy Center. (istock)

 Ocean State fisheries face an unprecedented convergence of challenges. (Courtesy photo)

Ocean State fisheries face an unprecedented convergence of challenges. (Courtesy photo)


There's Much to Glean From Rhode Island's Farms

PROVIDENCE — In her previous job as assistant director of programs at the Rhode Island Food Bank, Eva Agudelo saw firsthand the demand for fresh produce among those families who relied on food pantries.


Providence Water Program Aims to Get Lead Out

PROVIDENCE — Providence Water recently launched a program designed to help Rhode Island homeowners who have private-side lead service lines replace those lines