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• alerts on new threats to Rhode Island's environment
• opportunities to join other Rhode Islanders on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
Newport’s harbor and beaches are on the road to recovery after years of illegal pollution from Middletown and Newport. In 2007 our staff joined local citizens to file a Clean Water Act citizens’ suit against the towns to stop their pollution. In 2010 and 2011, we won strong settlements requiring the towns to clean up their act.
This report reviews recent trends in several types of extreme weather, the impacts caused by notable events that have occurred since 2005, and the most recent scientific projections of future changes in extreme weather.
America has virtually limitless potential to tap the energy of the sun. Solar energy is clean, safe, proven and available everywhere, and the price of many solar energy technologies is declining rapidly. By adopting solar energy on a broad scale, the nation can address our biggest energy challenges—our dependence on fossil fuels and the need to address global warming—while also boosting our economy.
Environment Rhode Island released a report highlighting examples of how solar energy can be put to work to power and heat homes, businesses, farms, neighborhoods, and even our cars. The report, Building a Solar Future: Repowering America’s Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy, highlights the potential of solar energy and the many ways that solar power can transform life by enhancing energy security and reducing pollution.