Members of Zero Waste Providence waved plastic bags in support of the bag-ban ordinance. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Members of Zero Waste Providence waved plastic bags in support of the bag-ban ordinance. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — The City Council moved swiftly to advance a proposed bag ban by voting unanimously to move the ordinance to a committee hearing.

Ocean State Losing Ground in Battle Against Rising Sea and Coastal Flooding

 Rhode Island is losing a millimeter of ground annually. That may not seen like a lot, but combined with sea-level rise, it’s playing a meaningful role in present-day flooding. (John Supancic)

 Rhode Island is losing a millimeter of ground annually. That may not seen like a lot, but combined with sea-level rise, it’s playing a meaningful role in present-day flooding. (John Supancic)

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — The Ocean State is losing and has lost thousands of acres of salt marsh, much of it to development. These unique ecosystems are a priceless resource with irreplaceable benefits, including their ability to protect the human-built world from sea-level rise.


South Side Pollution Puts Public Health At Risk

PROVIDENCE — Buried in the area’s dirt and sediment and blowing in the wind are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, total petroleum hydrocarbons, benzene, formaldehyde, asbestos, lead, ammonia and arsenic. Much of the infrastructure in and around the port is aging.


Rising Waters Threaten Port of Providence Neighborhoods

PROVIDENCE — Rising seas, flood waters and storm surge have the potential to unleash buried and stored toxins along the city's working waterfront.

The lot on Kinsley Avenue in Providence is the remnant of a massive mill fire in 2015 that destroyed an old mill. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

The lot on Kinsley Avenue in Providence is the remnant of a massive mill fire in 2015 that destroyed an old mill. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Rhode Island’s governor and members of Congress are calling for an all-out effort to oppose President Trump’s plan for offshore drilling along the East Coast. (istock)

Rhode Island’s governor and members of Congress are calling for an all-out effort to oppose President Trump’s plan for offshore drilling along the East Coast. (istock)

Knife Rights claims a ban would hurt elderly Rhode Islanders who have invested in ivory goods for their retirement savings. (istock)

Knife Rights claims a ban would hurt elderly Rhode Islanders who have invested in ivory goods for their retirement savings. (istock)


R.I. Hypocrisy Does Nothing to Address Climate Change

It’s easy for Democrats to bash Trump’s unpopular ideas. It takes political chutzpah, however, to oppose a fossil-fuel project that has potential reelection ramifications.


Nearly 400 Acres of Farmland Protected in Exeter

The property is the second-largest protected farm in the state.