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.
PROVIDENCE — A bill to protect Rhode Island’s remaining woodlands and forests wasn’t received warmly by the House Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources.
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.