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.
PROVIDENCE — Shaun O’Rourke, the current director of stormwater and resiliency at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, was recently named the state's first chief resiliency officer.
WARWICK, R.I. — As an unprecedented series of hurricanes pummel the southern U.S. coast and Caribbean, Rhode Island is taking steps to prepare for its next hurricane, flood or other extreme-weather event.
PROVIDENCE — For three days inside the Rhode Island Convention Center, governors steered clear of saying “climate change.”
The Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island recently sent Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo a letter demanding more and swifter action regarding carbon dioxide release, the use of fossil fuels, climate-change mitigation and how emissions are measured in the Ocean State.
PROVIDENCE — The Conservation Law Foundation is again taking legal action against a major oil and gas company for failing to address climate change at a major New England port.
BOSTON — Whether the city has or will adequately “step up,” however, remains a point of contention for some community leaders, activists and policymakers. Elected officials recognize the threat of climate change — Boston, after all, is one of the most vulnerable U.S. cities to the impacts of climate change — and have begun to address the issue.