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.
A University of Rhode Island scientist and colleagues at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences are launching a new research project to examine the resiliency of coral reefs to global climate change.
As Rhode Island lawmakers and lobbyists cling to the status quo to maintain power, they're delaying needed climate-change mitigation and ignoring the consequences.
PROVIDENCE — Graciela Chichilnisky has a machine that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and she wants to build them in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Despite ending on a frigid note, 2017 was a warm year for southern New England, and the planet.
PROVIDENCE — The stormwater management projects called “Nature at Work” hires neighborhood youth to build and maintain the natural systems that channel stormwater into green spaces.
PRUDENCE ISLAND, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management was recently awarded a $500,000 federal research grant to lead a nationwide study examining strategies to enhance salt-marsh resilience against the impacts of climate change.
A new study conducted by The Nature Conservancy helps identify “coastal strongholds” — areas that because of their unique topographies, elevations and landforms give threatened habitats in Rhode Island a chance to escape rising sea levels.
PROVIDENCE — The two Environmental Protection Agency scientists and one contractor recently prevented from presenting their research on the health of Narragansett Bay will be speaking at an upcoming science conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
PROVIDENCE — Condemnation of the Trump administration and Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to pull scientists from a meeting on the health of Narragansett Bay was uniform, with many calling the action “scientific censorship.”
PROVIDENCE — The White House and its new leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency have a made point of dismantling environmental protections in the name of states’ rights, but the federal agency recently stepped in to disrupt a major Rhode Island initiative.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — Since the Clear River Energy Center was proposed two years ago, the state’s environmental Big Three have been criticized by some power-plant opponents for not being more aggressive in their denunciation of the controversial fossil-fuel project.
PROVIDENCE — Immigration, segregation and reparations were some of the unexpected issues raised during the first workshop in a new process to prepare Rhode Island for climate change.