climate change http://ripr.org en New Program Helps Elderly Deal With Climate Change http://ripr.org/post/new-program-helps-elderly-deal-climate-change <p>A program designed to help Rhode Island's older adult population prepare for climate change threats is one of several projects that will receive federal money as part of the state's disaster recovery action plan.&nbsp; This program will receive $150,000 over the next two years.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:53:22 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 37036 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: 38 Studios; Infrastructure Funding; & Chafee as Lame Duck http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-38-studios-infrastructure-funding-chafee-lame-duck <p></p><p>Pablo Rodriguez joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the latest developments related to 38 Studios; competing legislative plans on funding infrastructure improvements; Governor Chafee's effectiveness as a lame duck; and the impact in Rhode Island of climate change.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33271 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: 38 Studios; Infrastructure Funding; & Chafee as Lame Duck Environmental Groups To Lobby Lawmakers On Key Bills http://ripr.org/post/environmental-groups-lobby-lawmakers-key-bills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Environment Council of Rhode Island will host its annual Earth Day at the Statehouse Wednesday.&nbsp; The event is also called Earth Lobby Day.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The coalition of more than 60 environmental groups wants to bring attention to key environmental bills under consideration, as state lawmakers begin the last leg of the 2014 legislative session.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 32834 at http://ripr.org Environmental Groups To Lobby Lawmakers On Key Bills Taveras Unveils Seven-Point Environmental Proposal http://ripr.org/post/taveras-unveils-seven-point-environmental-proposal <p></p><p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras on Tuesday -- Earth Day -- unveiled <a href="https://app.box.com/s/hl7p8fiwf1ryxz0g86en">a seven-point environmental proposal</a> that he called a blueprint for making Rhode Island the national leader in environmental stewardship.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:58:16 +0000 Ian Donnis 32434 at http://ripr.org Taveras Unveils Seven-Point Environmental Proposal Sen. Whitehouse Embarks On A Climate Change Road Trip http://ripr.org/post/sen-whitehouse-embarks-climate-change-road-trip <p>Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is embarking on a road trip along the southeast coast of the United States to talk about climate change.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse went to Iowa to urge </span>Iowans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to make climate change a key issue there during the 2016 presidential election cycle. He’s concerned about the ways in which climate change is already affecting Rhode Island. He wants the nation to tackle the issue together. </span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:15:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 31916 at http://ripr.org Sen. Whitehouse Embarks On A Climate Change Road Trip Heavy Rain, More Severe River Flooding In A Warmer Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/heavy-rain-more-severe-river-flooding-warmer-rhode-island <p>Decades of development along floodplains and on wetlands in Johnston have made the town vulnerable to severe flood issues. Scientists say climate change may make these floods even worse, with more frequent and intense storms. A couple families that have long dealt with floods year after year will soon get relief, as&nbsp;federal money is available to buy out and demolish these properties in flood zones in the Pocasset River watershed.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:20:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 31430 at http://ripr.org Heavy Rain, More Severe River Flooding In A Warmer Rhode Island U.S. Senators To Speak All Night To Urge Climate Change Action http://ripr.org/post/us-senators-speak-all-night-urge-climate-change-action <p>Climate change is real, but solvable. That’s the message Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and nearly 30 other&nbsp; U.S. Democratic senators want to send to Congress as they pull an all-night session on the Senate floor tonight.</p><p></p><p>In a teleconference, the president of the League of Conservation Voters said gathering nearly 30 senators from at least 20 states to talk about climate change is unprecedented. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse added that&nbsp;tonight’s speeches are a sign Congress can pass a climate bill, but there’s more work to do.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:41:19 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 30236 at http://ripr.org U.S. Senators To Speak All Night To Urge Climate Change Action New England Fishermen To Receive Nearly $33 Million In Disaster Relief http://ripr.org/post/new-england-fishermen-receive-nearly-33-million-disaster-relief <p>Nearly $33 million in disaster relief money will soon flow to help New England fishermen hurting from declining fish stocks and tighter fishing limits. The federal government declared a fisheries disaster last year in Rhode Island. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined other congressional leaders to include $74 million in fisheries disaster in the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:02:04 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29802 at http://ripr.org New England Fishermen To Receive Nearly $33 Million In Disaster Relief Brown, Health Department To Screen Documentary "Shored Up" http://ripr.org/post/brown-health-department-screen-documentary-shored <p>The critically-acclaimed documentary “Shored Up” will be playing at Brown University this evening.</p><p>The school’s Center for Environmental Studies and the Rhode Island Department of Health are sponsoring the movie screening and a panel discussion after the movie.</p><p>The documentary looks at how different coastal communities along the eastern seaboard are trying to deal with rising sea levels.</p><p>Policy and environmental science experts will sit on the panel, including the town planner of Westerly, where four natural disasters have hit in the past four years.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:18:34 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29676 at http://ripr.org Brown, Health Department To Screen Documentary "Shored Up" New Website Helps People Learn About And Plan For Climate Change http://ripr.org/post/new-website-helps-people-learn-about-and-plan-climate-change <p>A team at the University of Rhode Island has launched a&nbsp;website about climate change and its impacts to our state. The website, <a href="http://riclimatechange.org/">Rhode Island's Climate Change: Waves of Change,</a> is designed for a range of people: from high school students to parents to business people.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:40:12 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29572 at http://ripr.org New Website Helps People Learn About And Plan For Climate Change