From 1840 up to this year, there have been 517 U.S. school shootings in which a total of 594 people were killed and 970 injured.
Eastern equine encephalitis is an insidious virus. It kills about 40 percent of humans who become infected. A third of those afflicted suffer permanent neurological damage.
In the past decade, the number of victims from shootings in the United States has increased substantially. This increase has occurred despite a 50 percent decrease in firearm homicides since 1993.
For seven years, from 2006 to 2012, a total of 16.4 million opioid pills were distributed across Newport County’s five communities.
COVENTRY, R.I. — The reconstruction of culverts on the western portion of the Trestle Trail is underway, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
Nearly 60 percent of the 4,523 beaches tested nationwide last year had water pollution levels on at least one occasion that put swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a recently released report.
PROVIDENCE — While some cities and towns around the world are still assessing the health risks associated with the arrival of the Fifth Generation wireless network, the rollout has begun in neighborhoods across Rhode Island’s state capital.
PROVIDENCE — A new city park recently opened in the middle of a concrete jungle.
PROVIDENCE — State Sen. Elaine Morgan is concerned about the potential health risks associated with the local, state, and nationwide rollout of 5G wireless hardware and the potentially harmful exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
Ten former directors of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management are urging the General Assembly to restore funding to a depleted agency so it can address much-needed repairs at state parks and beaches.
PROVIDENCE — Advocates for a less-polluted and safer industrial waterfront have managed to get the state to hold a public hearing regarding a permit for one of the city’s most potent polluters.
PROVIDENCE — In the ongoing struggle to rein in pollution and improve safety in South Providence, a neighborhood organization and an environmental group have called for a public hearing to scrutinize one of the city’s most potent polluters.
WARWICK, R.I. — Construction of a new timber fishing pier will soon begin at Rocky Point State Park and is expected to be completed by December.
PROVIDENCE — A 1.8-mile section of Allens Avenue, from Point Street to New York Avenue, is arguably the most unpleasant stretch of road in Rhode Island.