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.
PROVIDENCE — John Sterman and his colleagues believe they’ve found a way around climate change’s public-awareness Catch-22: an interactive online world climate simulation called the Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support.
New tool will help researchers study impacts of climate change on Narragansett Bay.
Southern pine beetles have been trapped as far north as Rhode Island and Massachusetts, though large-scale tree mortality hasn’t yet occurred in these southern New England states.
The number of severe weather events didn't start multiplying overnight. It just seems that way, because climate change has long been ignored.
WESTPORT, Mass. — Population, climate change and consumption are inextricably linked in their collective global impact. This triumvirate is stressing the planet’s finite collection of natural resources.
PROVIDENCE — The state climate change council recently met for the first time since November to report on progress and the challenges ahead for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and preparing Rhode Island for climate change.
Although Rhode Island is losing only 1 millimeter of ground annually, it plays a meaningful role in present-day flooding along a coastal state that is mostly at sea level or 10-30 feet above.
PROVIDENCE — Rising seas, flood waters and storm surge have the potential to unleash buried and stored toxins along the city's working waterfront.