Development that doesn’t adhere to the state’s land-use guidelines can be found across Rhode Island, as developers have leveled green space to build monuments to corporate banking and blackjack. (ecoRI News)

Development that doesn’t adhere to the state’s land-use guidelines can be found across Rhode Island, as developers have leveled green space to build monuments to corporate banking and blackjack. (ecoRI News)

Rhode Island has been hesitant to redevelop already-damaged space, even as relentless development of green space exacerbates local global-warming impacts.



Superstorm Sandy lingered in southern New England. Hurricane Rhody is likely to do the same. (NOAA)

Superstorm Sandy lingered in southern New England. Hurricane Rhody is likely to do the same. (NOAA)

Hundreds of miles across, Hurricane Rhody, a modeled Category 3 storm, will make its way from the Bahamas at a clip of about 60 mph. In this time of climate disruption, New England is overdue for such a storm.


New Study Outlines Ways Rhode Island Can Decarbonize

A new study shows Rhode Island’s greenhouse-gas emissions are 45 percent higher than expected. The study also outlines a path to statewide decarbonization.

Part of the solution lies with young people who are demanding substantial action be taken to address the climate crisis. (Sarah Puschmann/ecoRI News)

Part of the solution lies with young people who are demanding substantial action be taken to address the climate crisis. (Sarah Puschmann/ecoRI News)

ecoRI News is no longer covering climate change. We will, however, continue to report on global warming, the climate crisis, and the ongoing climate emergency. (istock)

ecoRI News is no longer covering climate change. We will, however, continue to report on global warming, the climate crisis, and the ongoing climate emergency. (istock)

The owner says the solar array and the energy-efficient systems he installed increased the cost by 10 percent. He expects it to take five years to recoup that expense. (Sarah Puschmann/ecoRI News)

The owner says the solar array and the energy-efficient systems he installed increased the cost by 10 percent. He expects it to take five years to recoup that expense. (Sarah Puschmann/ecoRI News)


Climate Crisis Heats Up Little Rhody More Quickly

Rhode Island is heating up faster than any of the other Lower 48 states, and has already surpassed the U.N. threshold of 2 degrees Celsius of warming.


Data Show Narragansett is an Ocean State Hot Spot

Narragansett temperature records spanning 100 years show the climate crisis has already reached Rhode Island.