PROVIDENCE — A study of air pollution along Interstate 95 found what has long been suspected: neighborhoods close to the highway and the city’s industrial waterfront are suffering from unhealthy emissions.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — During periods of heavy rain, as the region experienced on Jan. 24, excess stormwater carries toxic pollutants through drinking water supplies and overflows into recreational coastal waters.
Recreational activity in Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington, R.I., has increased in recent years despite chronic water pollution issues.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said the thousands of gallons of gasoline that recently poured into the Providence River had minimal environmental impacts and will not harm aquatic life.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island is getting serious about reducing plastic waste, at least when it comes to talking and convening experts.
PROVIDENCE — Deadlines have come and gone for the owner of a sunken crane to remove the eyesore form the Providence River.
AQUIDNECK ISLAND, R.I. — Mitigating the impacts of contaminated stormwater runoff doesn't have to cost millions and take years to complete.
AQUIDNECK ISLAND, R.I. — The ponds, rivers, brooks, and streams that supply the Newport Water Division with drinking water and the island’s popular beaches are relentlessly stressed by contaminated stormwater runoff.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. — Years ago Cedar Brook, before it runs beneath Cowesett Avenue, was impounded to create what is now commonly called “Remington Pond.”
All of Rhode Island’s programs, initiatives, and goals are well-meaning actions, but without concrete efforts backing them up, they won’t stem the tide of plastic pollution in any significant manner.
PROVIDENCE — The Conservation Law Foundation is taking on one of biggest companies in the world and one of the city’s most prominent waterfront businesses in the name of climate change.
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — People flock to live on and visit the coast here, but in the town’s most-densely developed area, excess nitrogen from all those coastal dwellings is threatening the health of three salt ponds that are the foundation of the local tourism industry.
Bacterial contamination from enterococci, rod-shaped bacteria found in the human intestine and a good indicator of the presence of human waste, is the leading contaminant in Rhode Island’s impaired fresh waters.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Strawless by the Sea launched June 8 and will continue through the summer. Bars, restaurants and other establishments are encouraged to make a voluntary commitment to stop offering plastic straws and stirrers.