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.
We know we have a societal interest in promoting more bicycling, especially since a bicycle is the closest to a truly zero-emission vehicle. Yet, there is a relatively low level of bike travel in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island has a money problem. Many actually, but let’s focus on the flow of largely concealed out-of-state fossil-fuel money that is used to discredit climate science and thwart climate legislation.
The Providence Journal recently ran an editorial blasting an op-ed by gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown. The piece was dismissive and demeaning about the bold ideas proposed to solve what is one of the thorniest issues of our time, and the one with the gravest implications for our future: climate change.
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.”