Rhode Island brings to mind images of warm, sunny days on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. And, with 200 to 210 days of sunshine each year, Rhode Island is an ideal state for those who are interested in investing in home solar panels.
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Rhode Island’s mainland wraps around Narragansett Bay with its many islands. Called the Ocean State, Rhode Island is one-third water and includes Block Island further offshore, as well as one of New England’s deepwater ports at Providence. Rhode Island summers are typically temperate, particularly in the ocean-moderated areas. Heavy snows can occur in winter, especially in the western third of the state where the terrain rises to 800 feet above sea level.
The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks environment and natural resources bills that have been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C.
It is essential for all Rhode Islanders to have a general understanding of the influence climate and weather has on human society, and how human actions influence climate and weather patterns. It is also important to understand local climate change effects and how Rhode Island fits into national and international climate change trends. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) describes people who are “climate literate” as those who
The city’s vulnerabilities to climate change, including the risk from storm surge, sea-level rise, and more frequent and intense rains, are urgent and will increase in the next decade to unmanageable levels, according to a new report from the Providence Resilience Partnership (PRP).
The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.
The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Rhode Island
Between 2017 and 2019, Rhode Island experienced two severe winter storms. The damages of these events led to losses of at least $1 billion.
During a weeklong bonus session of the General Assembly in September 2017, both the House and Senate approved bills that require Rhode Island municipal planning board members to undergo training related to the impacts of sea-level rise and building in floodplains.