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Groups urge bigger targets, more equity as RGGI states consider changes

By Lisa Prevost

As the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, known as RGGI, undergoes a thorough review by participating states, environmental advocates are demanding more ambitious emission reduction targets and a mandate for equitable distribution of the revenues.

12/21/21
                                                               

Rhode Island Clean Marina Program

Watch Hill Boat Yard, Newport Yacht Club, and Safe Harbor Wickford Cove were designated as Clean Marinas under Rhode Island’s Clean Marina Program, adopted by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) in 2007, and revamped and streamlined through a public-private partnership in 2020.

10/04/21
                                                               
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Grant helps URI, Penn State researchers study sea-level rise

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and their colleagues at Penn State have been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million grant to study the effects of sea level rise and how it may worsen the impact of extreme weather, URI said in a statement.

10/03/21
                                                               

Climate activists say Rhode Island is “already behind” on emissions reduction planning

By Sofie Rudin

Rhode Island passed landmark climate legislation last spring, mandating that the state cut emissions to net zero by 2050. Six months later, environmental activists say the state has done little to begin implementing the law.

09/30/21
                                                               

For Many On Coast, Climate Crisis Means Rising Insurance Rates

By Caitlin Faulds Photo: Frank Carini/ecoRI News

The country’s largest flood insurer is changing how it analyzes risk, and it could signal a reckoning for coastal communities.

09/27/21
                                                               

Taming the torrent won’t be cheap: Climate projects in Providence need federal money

By Alex Kuffner Photo: David Delpoio

A network of streams and ponds once cut through the East Side of Providence. When rain fell, runoff followed the topography down through a watershed that encompassed the area around what is now Blackstone Boulevard.

09/17/21
                                                               

Climate Action Rhode Island takes on Thayer Street to protest JPMorgan Chase’s funding of fossil fuels

By Jasper Yeh Photo: Jasper Yeh

Members of Climate Action Rhode Island marched on Thayer Street Wednesday protesting JPMorgan Chase’s funding of fossil fuel companies. The group carried large signs reading “Chase funds death” and “Stop Chase the toxic bank” as they approached the bank’s Thayer location.

09/15/21
                                                               

Town turns to Rhode Island company in bid to replace wind turbine

By John P. Muldoon Photo: KelleyJane Kloub

The select board is considering a proposal from a Rhode Island company that could help the town out of a stuck situation. Based in Cranston, R.I., Green Development said it will take down the broken Wind II turbine, which has stopped spinning, replace it with a working model, and sell power to the town.

09/14/21
                                                               

Brown climate researcher warns of rising seas, flooding in R.I.

By Edward Fitzpatrick Photo: Carlos Muñoz

As the Ocean State, with nearly 400 miles of coastline, Rhode Island will face not only rising sea levels but also more frequent flooding in the years ahead, a Brown University climate researcher said on the Rhode Island Report podcast.

09/09/21
                                                               

DEM offering 1,000 free trees to Rhode Island residents

By Tim Studebaker

For the 7th year in a row, the Rhode Island DEM is back with a program aimed at helping homeowners beautify their property, reduce their energy costs, and help absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, all by giving away 1,000 free trees.

09/09/21