The amount of plastic swimming in the planet’s waters is incomprehensible, and frightening. The fact that plastic fibers have now been found in drinking water should come as no surprise.
Greg Gerritt strongly urges you to support menhaden management based on leaving enough in the sea for the circle of life to flow abundantly along our coasts.
Society is being ripped apart, but not because of some Democrat vs. Republican reality TV show, or by some ongoing feud between conservatives and liberals. It’s being led backwards by a disrespect of knowledge and truth.
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.
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.
Climate-change deniers are selfish, or possibly scared. The debate they have managed to manufacture is artificial, like much of the food we consume. It’s fake news.
KINGSTON, R.I. — The Compass School Biodiversity Garden is a unique educational resource, providing learning opportunities for all grade levels.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Because plants, insects and animals have co-evolved through the millennia, they have very specific relationships key to their survival.
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Numerous studies and reports have shown just how expensive and profitable the U.S. health-care system really is. But, like climate-science data, those in power ignore facts for personal gain. The less fortunate and planet be damned.