Breaking corporate links to fossil-fuel money is key to addressing climate change, and local efforts are underway to expose the flow of denial money.
PROVIDENCE — As Rhode Island moves ahead with renewable-energy initiatives such as offshore wind, planners are moving quickly on a regional initiative to cut greenhouse gases from their biggest sources: cars and trucks.
Property values in most coastal real-estate markets, including in southern New England, don’t reflect the growing risks of chronic inundation. These properties are routinely more expensive, even though their future is likely to be wet.
PROVIDENCE — What started as a humdrum recounting of Rhode Island’s initiatives and shortcomings to address climate change, turned into an indictment of the entire process.
PROVIDENCE — The first meeting of the year for the state Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council, held March 25, offered a laundry list of news items.
KINGSTON, R.I. — It’s no secret that climate change and unchecked development are causing problems for the Ocean State.
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."