Climate change has been progressing at a greater rate as evidenced by extreme weather patterns, droughts, rising sea levels, wildfires, and the intensity of storms.
Together our solo behaviors build, and before you know it, the numbers of us changing our habits becomes many. We are no longer alone in our quest.
It’s one of the most commonly repeated criticisms of wind power: that they are giant Cuisinarts for birds. But are they?
Bruce Corliss and Robert Ballard say approval of Question 2 will enable URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus to build a new Ocean Technology Center that will support research, education, and collaboration with the private sector and the national defense industry.
Invenergy’s power plant proposed for Burrillville would burn diesel fuel and fracked gas, spewing harmful toxins across the region while destroying a critical wetland forest.
History will not be kind to many of us. We’ll be remembered for savaging the planet even though we knew better. We’ll be synonymous with selfishness. Our hubris will be infamous.
Cutting down more trees, paving over more agricultural soils, and utilizing more in a time that demands less adds to the burden of natural systems that are already straining to cope.
The energy element of the Rhode Island State Guide Plan charges local governments to reduce regulatory hurdles and better enable a massive deployment of renewable energy.
For far too many people, especially those living in low-income communities, eating healthy is simply out of reach.
It became apparent that three members of the Exeter Town Council were determinedly biased in favor of Green Development’s amendment and dismissive of the testimony of opponents and of the negative recommendation of the Planning Board.
As climate change keeps delivering more intense weather, it will someday dawn on the collective that mowing down our natural protections to make room for utility-scale energy projects was just a bit shortsighted.
The city of Providence and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are working on a deal behind closed doors to redirect funding from two state bicycle/pedestrian projects.
Retired Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management staffer Rick Enser writes that Ivenergy’s site selection analysis is less than four pages, isn’t a very comprehensive analysis, and omits a source of cooling water.
Rhode Islanders love the environment. It’s good for business, it’s good for tourism, and it’s part of an important legacy that we all leave for future generations.
Biodiversity is diminishing, and along with it our chances to adequately address the impacts of climate change before it’s much too late.