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.
Modernizing the power grid to handle the 21st-century needs of renewable energy and siting solar energy responsibly are always beyond our capabilities.
Transit rider and longtime transit advocate Barry Schiller offers some public transportation options to use this summer.
Taking the natural world for granted and abusing its life-support systems is, to put it succinctly, stupid. Unfortunately, the roots of stupidity run deep on Smith Hill.
Rhode Island’s environmental justice communities are more likely to be affected by environmental racism and treated as sacrifice zones for industry.
Continuing to clear-cut thousands of trees in pursuit of reducing Rhode Island’s reliance on fossil fuels is unacceptable and unnecessary. We can and must do better.
Three years into our native-plant garden, we are living among more than 50 native trees, dozens of native shrubs, and native perennials, wildflowers and grasses, many of which are spreading on their own.