PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s lawsuit against 14 fossil-fuel companies for their role in causing climate change is stuck in park and it could be there for a while.
PROVIDENCE — A tax on fossil fuels to combat climate change recently received an endorsement from Brown University president Christina Paxson, but the prospect of seeing soon one are unlikely.
PROVIDENCE — A plan from the Office of Sustainability takes on climate-change adaptation and mitigation but also accounts for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
PROVIDENCE — Nicole Hernandez Hammer, a nationally recognized climate researcher and community organizer, is helping Rhode Island address environmental justice in communities most threatened by climate change.
As we enter 2019, and the fifth year since the much-heralded Resilient Rhode Island Act was passed, a recent climate assessment laid out the bleak situation: the Ocean State needs to move beyond business as usual when it comes to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
KINGSTON, R.I. — The international governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdictions is an issue of growing importance as temperatures increase, sea levels rise, islands become submerged, and artificial islands are built.
PROVIDENCE — As the five-year anniversary of the state climate task force nears, a new report claims the board isn’t fulfilling its objectives and that Rhode Island is falling short of meeting its climate-reduction targets.
PROVIDENCE — Michael Mann has been on the front lines of the key battles over climate change. He co-authored the famous hockey stick graph and was a central player in the hacked e-mail scandal in 2009 known as "Climategate."
PROVIDENCE — During a typically quiet week for news Rhode Island announced a major lawsuit against fossil-fuel companies and released a number of climate-change plans.
Rhode Island’s first comprehensive climate-preparedness strategy, Resilient Rhody, was released the week of the July 4th holiday.
Rhode Island became the first state to sue oil companies over the effects of climate change, filing a complaint July 2 seeking damages for the costs associated with protecting the state from rising seas.
PROVIDENCE — The Coastal Resources Management Council's latest coastal planning guide, the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan was recently approved.
By the end of this century, Rhode Island, like much of the East Coast, will be particularly susceptible to the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise, and one of the sectors to feel those impacts acutely will be the real-estate industry.
Statewide, about $4.5 billion worth of property lies on land less than 5 feet above the high-tide line, and in Newport, for example, there is a 33 percent chance of a flood that high by 2040.