Group finds RI smog exceeded limits six days in 2010

There were six days last year between the Providence and New London-Norwich metropolitan areas when concentrations of ground-level ozone--the main component of smog -- exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standard, the Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center reported.


Settlement reached in Newport water pollution case

Environment Rhode Island announced the settlement of a lawsuit that sought to force Newport to address the discharge of sewage and stormwater into coastal waters.


New Environment Rhode Island Report Underscores Opportunities to Reap Benefits of Solar Energy

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.