FOSTER, R.I. — During the past two-plus years, residents in Coventry, Cranston, Exeter, Glocester, Portsmouth, Richmond, and Tiverton, among other communities, have been debating the merits of siting renewable-energy projects on open space with the need to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.
CRANSTON, R.I. — A proposed 29-acre, ground-mounted solar project would require the clear-cutting of nearly 30 acres.
PROVIDENCE — The city has launched an ambitious 20-year plan to transform one of its rivers into a park and a business, housing and multimode transportation corridor.
TIVERTON, R.I. — A giant American beech is among the many trees in a “special” forest on a farm destined to be transformed into an energy facility.
PROVIDENCE — The community cheered when historic buildings were saved from demolition, but lost in the celebration was the cost: an old-growth beech tree.
KINGSTON, R.I. — Corey Lang is on a mission to understand what value people place on non-market goods such as open space.
TIVERTON, R.I. — Julie Munafo’s family has owned Wingover Farm since 1970s, but a pending sale could lead to the destruction of more Rhode Island open space — another act in a growing pattern that sacrifices natural resources for energy production.
In our Aug. 28 e-newsletter, we asked our readers to envision what should go at the site of the long-shuttered Apex Building now that it's no longer being considered as the new home for the PawSox.
PROVIDENCE — Three local women bought a derelict property for $525,000 so they could give away flowers.
HOPKINTON, R.I. — Old Depot Road residents were thrown a bone by a solar-energy developer in hopes their opposition to a 13.8-megawatt project would fade.
CRANSTON, R.I. — The work needed to make the interconnections to the power grid for two industrial-scale solar projects would clear the forest canopy that connects two conservation areas.
CHEPACHET, R.I. — Nine days before the final phase of Energy Facility Siting Board hearings were set to resume, environmentalists and conservationists gathered at Pulaski State Park for one final collective push to emphasize the threats posed by the controversial Clear River Energy Center.
HOPKINTON, R.I. — Rhode Island Solar Renewable Energy wants to install thousands of solar panels to generate 13.8 megawatts of electricity on nearly 62 acres of private forestland off Route 91.
CRANSTON, R.I. — The West Bay Land Trust has appealed the decision to remove city street trees on Hope Road, Lippitt Avenue, and Laten Knight Road.