Project opponent Jerry Elmer, left, senior attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation, says this 'free money' may not last long. (ecoRI News)

Project opponent Jerry Elmer, left, senior attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation, says this 'free money' may not last long. (ecoRI News)

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The proposed Clear River Energy Center is already making money even though the fossil-fuel project has neither been approved or built.

 Contamination from human waste, animal waste, and other sources has defiled 60 of the state’s 91 impaired waters. (ecoRI News)

Contamination from human waste, animal waste, and other sources has defiled 60 of the state’s 91 impaired waters. (ecoRI News)

Bacterial contamination from enterococci, rod-shaped bacteria found in the human intestine and a good indicator of the presence of human waste, is the leading contaminant in Rhode Island’s impaired fresh waters.


R.I. Develops Flood Maps to Replace Outdated FEMA Ones

The Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps are often criticized and called confusing, and they’re also way wrong, according to one of Rhode Island’s foremost climate-change experts.


Bill to Privatize Providence Water Raises Objections

PROVIDENCE — Drawing comparisons to Flint, Mich., and other cities that have suffered from privatizing public water systems, environmentalists oppose the latest legislative effort to monetize the Providence Water Supply Board and its source, the Scituate Reservoir.

 Mission Electric owner Tyler Justin in front of his new shop in Providence. (Nicholas Boke/ecoRI News)

Mission Electric owner Tyler Justin in front of his new shop in Providence. (Nicholas Boke/ecoRI News)

 The document targets the areas most vulnerable to climate change: beaches, historic waterfronts, bluffs, peninsulas, and salt marshes. (CRMC)

The document targets the areas most vulnerable to climate change: beaches, historic waterfronts, bluffs, peninsulas, and salt marshes. (CRMC)

 The state is looking for potential funders to cover study's cost as a House commission prepares to examine impact of offshore wind turbines. (istock)

The state is looking for potential funders to cover study's cost as a House commission prepares to examine impact of offshore wind turbines. (istock)


General Assembly to Study Marine Impacts of Turbines

PROVIDENCE — The House of Representative is set to authorize a study to determine if offshore wind facilities are killing whales and other sea life.


Words Alone Won’t Address R.I.'s Climate Impacts

Downtown Providence and Wickford village are at risk of significant damage from 3 feet of sea-level rise. Coastal roads in Narragansett and Jamestown are at risk of being underwater with a foot of sea-level rise.