As long as we keep believing that because we are America it just can’t happen here — whether that refers to the rise of dictatorship or of sea levels — we won’t be very good at facing what needs to be faced.
How can you not believe in climate change? The facts are right in front of our faces, yet some people still don’t think it’s real.
The Providence Foundation’s board of directors outlines the four principles that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s proposed Kennedy Plaza project should include.
WARWICK, R.I. — Back at the Save The Bay registration table on Conimicut Point, I watched as our bucket of beach detritus was weighed. In 2 hours, Community College of Rhode Island student Bie Khang and I had collected 4 pounds of trash.
We need people who will start developing policies about how to keep our species alive. People who will promote a politics of the worldwide common good.
Industrialization, and the burning of fossil fuels, began in earnest in the 1800s. Since then, while we’ve accomplished many great things in a very short amount of time, our impact on the planet has been significant.
There is a lot going on in Rhode Island at the grassroots level to help people and businesses segregate their wasted food and get it put to beneficial reuse through composting. Unfortunately, enthusiasm isn’t likely to be sufficient to induce the creation of composting facilities.
There is no need to be fearful regarding Rhode Island’s 2-year-old composting regulation. It’s a step in the right direction to encourage more food-scrap recycling.
It’s hard to make it through a day or two without being reminded of all the complications climate change brings with it.
It’s time for our state to encourage composting as a for-profit business that protects our soil’s health, defends our water courses, and improves our environment.
Climate change is too big for Little Rhody to tackle. Think Big is for the state university, not the Statehouse.
A word check of the analysis submitted by Invenergy in its application for a Clear River Energy Center Major Source Air Permit reveals that it doesn't contain a word about climate change.
The attempt to estimate greenhouse-gas emission sources both overall and by sectors is both arduous and difficult. Although it might overtly and overwhelmingly complicate the task assigned, we do need, at some point in the estimation of the supply chain, to acknowledge what some refer to as embodied energy.
Watching what the feds are up to on the environmental front is pretty nervous-making.
Whether you live in the rural communities of Burrillville or Coventry, along the coasts of Aquidneck Island, or somewhere in between, together all Rhode Islanders should fight against the climate crisis to preserve beautiful Rhode Island for ourselves and our children.