PROVIDENCE — The House Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources was recently awakened to the health concern known as PFASs.
PROVIDENCE — A hearing for a bill that would make Rhode Island the first state, and perhaps the first government in the world, to regulate geoengineering revealed the scope and complexity of the controversial issue.
The proposed Rhode Island ban on plastic retail bags is dividing some in the environmental community.
FOSTER, R.I. — A long under-regulated salvage yard that is preventing a neighboring farm from expanding its business operation was recently cited by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for wetland and water pollution violations.
PROVIDENCE — The residential solar industry has grown dramatically in recent years, bringing with it some dishonest sales and service practices.
Proposed Rhode Island ban on plastic retail bags has a mandatory 5-cent fee on paper bags, but there is no fee on thicker plastic bags that are called reusable.
PROVIDENCE — Beach parking fees won’t go up this summer, but the Department of Environmental Management has proposed raising other user fees to pay for new employees and trash collection at state beaches.
It has been estimated that Rhode Island’s forests have the potential to absorb as much as 30 percent of the state’s annual greenhouse-gas emissions.
PROVIDENCE — Local environmental groups have spent the past several years seeking a fee on fossil fuels to address climate change. A long-promised study will now be conducted to determine the idea’s feasibility.
PROVIDENCE — There was no last-minute objection to the city’s latest ordinance to ban plastic retail bags. Instead, the proposal was approved quickly.
PROVIDENCE — A bill banning plastic retail bags across the state recently received another boost, this time from Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.
PROVIDENCE — Massachusetts and Connecticut keep a list of illegal and regulated invasive plant species and some nature groups want an updated one started in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — It may get a lot easier to donate excess food, as a bill that allows institutions to give away food cleared its House committee with the backing of many key stakeholders.
PROVIDENCE — The Green New Deal resolution has been received with little fanfare or criticism as it makes its way through the General Assembly.