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.
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.