BOSTON — The Boston Common hosted not one, but two of the 600 March for Science rallies held around the world on Earth Day. In addition to the featured rally, a separate Kid’s March drew about 1,000 youngsters and adults.
PROVIDENCE — Two recent natural-gas leaks in Rhode Island got the attention of the multinational fossil-fuel companies that own the pipelines. But it’s unclear what exactly is being done to fix the problems and what damage has been done.
Connecticut isn’t on track for protecting 21 percent of the state as open space by 2023. The state is short of its goal of protecting 10 percent, and it’s unknown how much acreage has been protected by land trusts, municipalities and water companies that are trying to protect an additional 11 percent.
PROVIDENCE — Banning the use of cages to raise egg-laying chickens is a popular idea with the public but not one Rhode Island lawmakers and regulators are ready to embrace.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A court recently ruled in favor of Entergy Corp. in a lawsuit brought by residents seeking to overturn a permit issued by the town for a new nuclear waste storage facility at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.
ACUSHNET, Mass. — The Buzzards Bay Coalition has partnered with the P.J. Keating Co. to permanently protect 21 acres.