The electricity we all consume must come from somewhere. It’s unrealistic to think that our energy supply is not going to have significant impact.Read More
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Rhode Island’s forestlands are being lost to residential, commercial, and other non-forest land uses at an alarming rate. The extent of forests in Rhode Island decreased by about 10,000 acres between 1998 and 2007.Read More
HOPKINTON, R.I. — Rhode Island just doesn’t get it, even when it tries to be 21st century. Cutting down some 30,000 trees to make room for a solar farm is only slightly less 1980’s than destroying 200 acres of forest to build a fossil-fuel power plant.Read More
President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal would eliminate the U.S. Chemical Safety Board even though the CSB is to catastrophic chemical disasters what the National Transportation Safety Board is to airline crashes, train derailments and bridge collapses.Read More
Where does Gov. Gina Raimondo stand on the proposed fossil-fuel project? Currently, she’s not saying. After initially, and enthusiastically, supporting the project in 2014, she later changed her position to “no comment” when the politics of the issue became uncomfortable.Read More
ecoRI News recently recorded its inaugural ecoTalk podcast, and the basis of the conversation was to answer this question: Why can’t Rhode Island do a better job of building things we need in places that make sense?Read More