All of Rhode Island’s programs, initiatives, and goals are well-meaning actions, but without concrete efforts backing them up, they won’t stem the tide of plastic pollution in any significant manner.
Today’s composting toilets are not the equivalent of a port-a-potty stashed away in the basement. In fact, some models look similar to everyday commodes, but they all save water. And they don’t stink, require chemicals to clean, or flush or discharge human waste into the natural environment.
Deepwater Wind is trying to keep fishermen happy while it builds more offshore wind facilities. The latest effort aims to protect commercial fishing gear, but fishermen and their advocacy groups want broader protections for the fishing grounds and their livelihood.
CRANSTON, R.I. — The work needed to make the interconnections to the power grid for two industrial-scale solar projects would clear the forest canopy that connects two conservation areas.
CHEPACHET, R.I. — A recent rally was held to protect Rhode Island’s largest tract of contiguous forest from bulldozers and the expansion of fossil-fuel infrastructure.