As Rhode Island progresses toward its renewable-energy goals, pressures are increasing to develop land with solar or wind resources.
The ability of Rhode Island's woodlands to sustain our landscape and provide all those benefits is threatened by their continued loss and by fragmentation of the canopy.
We all know Rhode Island benefits from its proximity to Boston, which provides our residents and businesses access to markets, jobs, entertainment, medical services and schools. But we are held back by problems related to getting there and back.
Passage of the bill would make Rhode Island the first state to enact such a ban. Until now, declawing bans have only occurred on local and municipal levels
We can stop climate change. Recent breakthroughs and ongoing innovation have given us the tools we need to fix the problem.
Here is a brief summary of the way climate change works.
If Rhode Island truly wants to address climate change and be a national leader on the issue, as Gov. Gina Raimondo often proclaims, we need to stop expanding fossil-fuel infrastructure of any kind.
There are more public charging stations than people think, but more are needed to relieve “range anxiety.”
The government’s environmental successes are largely accomplished by voters. Lawmakers and their appointed bureaucrats then use the passing of green bonds to say, “See what we are doing to protect the environment.”
Facebook's algorithm changes coupled with other challenges could presage a total extinction event for digital publishers.
While our public transit system still provides some basic mobility for the poor and disabled, it’s doing next to nothing to help attract employers, fight climate change, lessen congestion, revive the core cities, and reduce the outflow of our energy dollars.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will be hosting a public meeting in Providence, as well as many other places around the country, to give us a dog and pony show on how good it is to drill for oil through the outer continental shelf.
Uncleared bus stops send an implicit message to bus riders that they don’t matter, and they certainly don’t matter as much as those driving the cars, for whom the streets are plowed right away.
The literal media barrage of storm coverage in advance of the Jan. 4 blizzard sent the usual panicking crowds to the grocery stores, where the masses stripped the shelves of bread, milk and even broccoli before hunkering down, presumably to watch more storm coverage.
The U.S. health-care system features every tool possible, except one: compassion. I’m not talking about doctors, nurses and health professionals. I’m referring to euthanasia, right to die, mercy killing, assisted suicide, dignified dying, physician aid in dying, or whatever we call it that allows veterinarians to humanely end the suffering of dogs, cats, and horses, and their families.