PROVIDENCE — UPP Arts’ signature event is its annual Urban Pond Procession, in which an all-ages group of more than 200 — sporting handmade fish costumes, banners and props, led by a brass band — takes to the streets near Mashapaug Pond.
KINGSTON, R.I. — Did you know that in the United States it’s estimated that between 97 million and 975 million birds are killed as a result of building-window collisions? These estimates might be on the low side.
Wind Energy Development's nine wind turbines in Coventry, R.I., began generating electricity last year despite these challenges and to the great benefit of West Warwick, the Narragansett Bay Commission and the state of Rhode Island.
Our sheer numbers are slowly choking the planet and, more specifically, humankind to death. The planet will recover; we won’t if we fail to take real action.
PROVIDENCE — Our brutality against nature seems to know no bounds. Every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, three species become extinct, often because of our reckless actions.
A sensible plan to help lead the Ocean State into an uncertain future dominated by a changing climate is shredded to keep U.N. officials from taking governmental control.
It appears to be a calculated attempt to diminish the ecological significance of western Burrillville to a level in which the impacts of the proposed power plant would be considered “acceptable.”
Keep Rhode Island Beautiful has conducted a review of the Statewide Planning Program's advisory opinion on the Clear River Energy Center proposed for Burrillville and offers a strong critique that examines the inconsistencies rampant in the opinion.
JOHNSTON, R.I. — We witnessed a travesty in democratic process on Jan. 10. A Town Council meeting was called solely to vote on authorizing a cooling-water contract with Invenergy, the Chicago-based company proposing the Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville.
Take a bow. The con was executed brilliantly. With so many moving parts and people involved, the production couldn’t have been easy to choreograph.
There are other pending developments on the national front that I believe require a re-evaluation by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Gov. Gina Raimondo and other elected officials in this state of their views about this fossil fuel.
The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association recognizes the potential environmental and economic benefits of improving and expanding high-speed rail service. However, the proposed route causes us serious concern about the potential for negative impacts to habitat, surface and groundwater, and public, private and conservation lands.
It is the height of irony that Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., supports using more taxpayer dollars to destroy the very farmland and open space his constituents regularly vote to protect.
The hemlock woolly adelgid and its ramifications can be seen throughout the native forests of the eastern United States. This has caused native eastern hemlocks, pillars of the Northeast hardwood forest population, to fall into serious decline.