Meeting rising energy demand while minimizing the climate impact is a widely recognized, although often ignored, issue. But there’s an additional challenge that warrants attention: the land-use implications of the world’s energy demands.
PROVIDENCE — Waterfront recreation will be coming back to Rocky Point in Warwick and the former Shooters nightclub site on the city's shoreline.
TIVERTON, R.I. — It took more than four months of pleading, but a group of concerned residents and their attorney finally got an opportunity to walk the site of the proposed casino.
TIVERTON, R.I. — If built, the casino would be about a quarter the size of the Twin River Casino in Lincoln. Initial plans are to open with 1,000 slot machines and 32 table games. The campus would include up to four restaurants, a 3-story hotel and a 2-story parking garage.
PROVIDENCE — The Trust for Public Land and a coalition of local partners, including the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, have teamed up to transform a vacant brownfield along the Woonasquatucket River into a “climate-smart” adventure park.
The Massachusetts towns of Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester, working in partnership with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, permanently protected from development 1,468 acres of forests and wetlands in the Mattapoisett River valley between 2001 and 2016
A recent public forum held to discuss the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's proposal to build a welcome center and office space in the Arcadia Management Area didn’t change a lot of minds, especially those opposed to the project.
The towns of Exeter and Richmond have joined the opposition to a planned welcome center and office building in Rhode Island’s largest protected forest and recreation area.
NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. — A plan to build 18 condominiums on a 6.7-acre lot about a quarter-mile from the Scituate Reservoir in a town that relies on wells for drinking water provides a glimpse into the pressures being put on this natural resource by population growth, the relentless development of open space and a changing climate.
Despite being the second-most urbanized state, Rhode Island remains more than 50 percent forested. That fact is further obscured by the state’s 400 miles of well-renowned coastline.
LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. — The issue of accessory uses on farms and agricultural lands is being hotly debated in many Rhode Island communities, and at the Statehouse. In fact, accessory farm uses is a growing trend nationwide.
TIVERTON, R.I. — The late Lucinda Wilcox Peckham left a conservation easement on a historic 32-acre farm, according to The Nature Conservancy. The parcel is just west of the former Nonquit School on Puncatest Neck Road, near Tiverton Four Corners.