PROVIDENCE — The siting of ground-mounted solar facilities continue to exasperate environmentalists, developers, and planners who are trying to protect open space amid a booming renewable-energy sector.
PROVIDENCE — The climate movement is enjoying a youth movement.
PROVIDENCE — Several opponents of a statewide ban on plastic retail bags are now backing, or at least remaining silent on the issue, legislation to make the ban a reality.
PROVIDENCE — The battle to reduce plastic waste is heating up at the Statehouse.
PROVIDENCE — Wild mushroom picking is a growing hobby in Rhode Island and a new bill would open up state land to foraging.
PROVIDENCE — Concerns about incineration are back, with a bill that seeks to approve gasification facilities in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island is behind neighboring states when it comes to setting and enforcing goals for cutting greenhouse gases.
An attempt last year by a “private sporting community” in Richmond to import elk for members to hunt grabbed the attention of the New England chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, because the proposal would have created Rhode Island’s first captive big-game hunting facility.
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo is all-in on a statewide bag ban and past opponents of the concept aren’t objecting.
The U.S. Senate recently voted to approve a public lands package that includes language to designate river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has been awarded a $300,000 grant for a project to further expand online access to onsite wastewater treatment system records.
BARRINGTON, R.I. — The Town Council has continued its role as a front runner on banning plastics.
PROVIDENCE — Sen. Michael McCaffrey, D-Warwick, introduced a bill that prohibits restaurants from providing single-use plastic straws, unless requested.
PROVIDENCE — The takedown of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency had some help from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and an investigative operation by his office.