Environment

Possibly: The Future Of Food (Pilot Episode)

Apr 27, 2018
Megan Hall

This is Possibly, a new partnership between Rhode Island Public Radio and Brown University. You've heard it all before: humans are destroying the planet. That's obvious. What's trickier is knowing what to do about it. That's why Possibly exists. We use science to find real solutions among the noise.

University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are leading a new project in the Philippines to increase the number of fish in their waters.

 


Nicholas Rau / U.S. Air Force

The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island is protecting 82 acres of land from housing development in East Providence. 


Avory Brookins / RIPR

A Providence city council member is supporting a proposed statewide ban on plastic bags and disposable plastic containers. This comes after Providence’s mayor vetoed a similar measure.  

Derek Keats / Flickr

In a divided vote, the New England Fishery Management Council is backing a new operations plan for a sector of New Bedford boats that have been prohibited from fishing. However, the council said the plan should only be approved if certain conditions are met. 

Avory Brookins / RIPR

Rhode Island's air quality is slightly improving but still needs work, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. 


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.

mmatsuura / Flickr

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.

soundfromwayout / Flickr

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.

Velkr0 / Flickr

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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