Environment

Avory Brookins / RIPR

Today starts a series of final hearings for a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville. 

Seaver Anderson / University of Rhode Island

Scientists will be tracking the movement of migratory fish along the Pawcatuck River this spring. It's the first time the entire river has been accessible to fish since the 1880s.


DEM Urges Trout Fishermen To Beware On Opening Day

Apr 6, 2018
RIPR file photo

Opening day for trout season is right around the corner, and the RI DEM is reminding anglers – particularly those fishing from a boat – to be careful in pursuit of their first trout of the season – which is to say: wear a life jacket.

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An offshore wind developer is seeking comments from the public on potential environmental impacts of its proposed Massachusetts project, which could be the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm if approved. 

Avory Brookins / RIPR

A Rhode Island official tasked with deciding the fate of a controversial natural gas power plant in Burrillville is resigning from state service effective April 13. 

Center for Biological Diversity

The endangered North Atlantic right whale population took a big hit last year, with a record number killed by fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes. And researchers have so far been unable to find any evidence of new calves born this year.

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Rhode Island’s attorney general is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for delaying enforcement of an air quality regulation aimed at reducing methane emissions from landfills. 

Avory Brookins / RIPR

National Grid's response to power outages caused by a major storm last October was too slow, causing a 36-hour delay in power restoration, according to a report released Monday by Rhode Island state regulators.

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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has vetoed an ordinance that would have charged a fee of at least 10 cents for single-use paper and plastic bags in the city.

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A Massachusetts-based environmental group says the state has the potential to generate more offshore wind energy than any other state along the East Coast.

Avory Brookins / RIPR

An advocate for environmental justice says communities of color need to take charge of their own economies to better-prepare for the effects of climate change.


Ken Conger

A Rhode Island science writer chronicles the fall and rise of sea otters in a new book released Tuesday. 


Jeff Hall / Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Alfred Hawkes, a prominent environmentalist in Rhode Island who has been described as the "environmental conscience of Rhode Island for decades," passed away Thursday at the age of 90. 

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The Providence City Council has passed an ordinance discouraging shoppers from single-use paper or plastic bags. 

Avory Brookins / RIPR

Rhode Island lawmakers will hear public testimony Thursday on a bill that would put teeth into Rhode Island’s carbon emissions reduction goals.


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