Environment

American Wind Energy Association and Special Initiative on Offshore Wind

The American Wind Energy Association, a wind industry trade group, has released new underwater footage from around the Block Island Wind Farm.


Northeast Fisheries Science Center / NOAA

Is the scallop fishery well-managed? Most people, including scallop fishermen, scientists, and environmentalists, had the same answer: yes. 


Courtesy EPA

The harbor is one of the largest EPA Superfund sites in the country, and a reminder of the city’s industrial waterfront.  


Dennis Schroeder / National Renewable Energy Lab

For the past eight years, New Bedford has been advocating for offshore wind and preparing their port to service offshore wind projects. But why is the city betting on this industry?

RIPR File Photo

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is urging the U.S. Interior Department to terminate a plan that would allow oil and gas drilling off the coast.

Annie Ropeik/NHPR

Massachusetts opted last week for one large power line to cover a big chunk of its energy needs for the next 20-plus years.

The Northern Pass proposal beat out other big transmission projects and dozens of smaller options for the right to supply all renewable power the Commonwealth wants.

Ian Britton / Flickr

New Jersey’s new Democratic governor has ordered the state to rejoin a regional environmental pact aimed at reducing carbon emissions in New England and parts of the Mid-Atlantic. 

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Lobster conservation techniques pioneered by Maine fishermen helped drive a population boom that's led to record landings this century. That's the conclusion of new, peer-reviewed research published this month. 

The paper also finds that lobstermen in southern New England could have used the same techniques to prevent or at least slow the collapse of their fisheries — even in the face of climate change — but they didn't.

MPCA Photos / Flickr

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is proposing to slash funding from a new air quality improvement program that hasn't even started yet.


Avory Brookins / RIPR

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 includes a large environmental bond worth $48.5 million to fund land and water quality improvements. It's one of four ballot initiatives the governor is proposing for November 2018.  

Pamela O'Donnell / Yale University


Avory Brookins / RIPR

Invenergy, a power company that wants to build a natural gas-fired power plant in northwestern Rhode Island, has terminated its water supply agreement with the Narragansett Indian Tribe. 

Multidisciplinary Instrumentation in Support of Oceanography Facility / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have discovered the largest volcanic eruption on record in the deep ocean.


Invenergy To Withhold Payments To Burrillville

Jan 19, 2018
RIPR

The developer of a power plant in Burrillville has refused to continue paying fees to the town. Invenergy complained that Burrillville has been using the money to fund a legal fight against the natural gas-fired power plant.

Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has joined opposition to President Donald Trump’s plan to drill for oil and gas offshore in protected federal areas of New England waters. 


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