PROVIDENCE — Shaun O’Rourke, the current director of stormwater and resiliency at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, was recently 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, flood or other extreme-weather event.
PROVIDENCE — For three days inside the Rhode Island Convention Center, governors steered clear of saying “climate change.”
The Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island recently sent Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo a letter demanding more and swifter action regarding carbon dioxide release, the use of fossil fuels, climate-change mitigation and how emissions are measured in the Ocean State.
PROVIDENCE — The Conservation Law Foundation is again taking legal action against a major oil and gas company for failing to address climate change at a major New England port.
BOSTON — Whether the city has or will adequately “step up,” however, remains a point of contention for some community leaders, activists and policymakers. Elected officials recognize the threat of climate change — Boston, after all, is one of the most vulnerable U.S. cities to the impacts of climate change — and have begun to address the issue.
One day after President Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 Paris Agreement, a slew of states and cities are saying they are all in anyway. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island joined the founding states of Washington, New York and California in the United States Climate Alliance.
PROVIDENCE — The site of the modest protest was chosen to draw attention to the city’s vulnerable and highly polluting industrial waterfront. National Grid is proposing a controversial natural gas-liquefaction facility that is seen a threat to safety, health and the climate.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Graduate students in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Interior Architecture program recently presented predictions for what sea-level rise could mean to the low-lying historic Point Neighborhood.
Why is the Northeast experiencing higher levels of sea-level rise than other parts of the wold? Area scientists attribute it to two factors: a slowdown in the Gulf Stream and the melting of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.
Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state of U.S. infrastructure an overall grade of D+ in its annual Infrastructure Report Card.
PROVIDENCE — A group of college, high-school and middle-school students aren’t waiting around for climate change to get worse. In fact, they went ahead and organized the recent climate rally at the Statehouse.
BOSTON — The Boston Common hosted not one, but two of the 600 March for Science rallies held around the world on Earth Day. In addition to the featured rally, a separate Kid’s March drew about 1,000 youngsters and adults.
Warwick, Narragansett, Newport, Barrington and Providence are the top five Rhode Island municipalities most vulnerable to climate change-related road damage.