This year’s Watershed Counts report again describes a bay and shoreline under duress and facing an uncertain future. The causes aren't new, but the overarching threat to the Narragansett Bay region is climate change. To illustrate the current and future perils, the report analyzes three topics.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Lori Silvia arrived at St. George’s School in 2008, to rejuvenate its surroundings and bring to life the gardens that weren’t yet there but for her vision of them. “At first,” she says, “it was just a few shrubs and a lot of mulch.”
WARWICK, R.I. — Several motions to dismiss or delay the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant were denied by the Energy Facilities Siting Board. The town of Burrillville argued that Invenergy failed to submit blueprints and renderings for 52 structures it wants to build on a 67-acre wooded site.
To find out how prevalent the application of herbicides and pesticides is in Rhode Island, ecoRI News reached out to DEM, DOT and DOH, the New England district of the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s New England office.
PROVIDENCE — Shaun O’Rourke has been named the state’s first chief resiliency officer.
WARWICK, R.I. — As an unprecedented series of hurricanes pummel the southern U.S. coast and Caribbean, Rhode Island is taking steps to prepare for its next hurricane or flood.