This opossum is one of the many injured animals being treated at the Wildlife Rehabilitators of Rhode Island’s clinic. (Joanna Detz/ecoRI News)

This opossum is one of the many injured animals being treated at the Wildlife Rehabilitators of Rhode Island’s clinic. (Joanna Detz/ecoRI News)

SAUNDERSTOWN, R.I. — Made up predominantly of volunteers and with limited funding, the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island treats more than 5,000 injured animals annually.



 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.

 ‘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)

 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)


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