Topic: climate change

University study investigates northern lake emissions

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University study investigates northern lake emissions

April 9, 2019 0 comments

While most stories about greenhouse gas emissions focus on those from cars, planes and other forms of human consumption, carbon emissions from natural sources, while often neglected in the news, are also important to climate models.

The protest Friday was one of more than 1600 Youth Climate Rallies that took place throughout the country. The movement was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

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Youth rally, strike for climate legislation

March 18, 2019 0 comments

Young people from across Rhode Island joined a global climate strike Friday as they gathered outside the State House to demand immediate legislative action on climate change.

The 400 MW wind farm will be located 15 miles off the coast of R.I. The Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources estimates the farm will reduce the carbon equivalent of 100,000 passenger cars on the road.

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National Grid to distribute energy from offshore wind farm

February 15, 2019 0 comments

Amid an effort to tackle both climate change and mounting energy costs, National Grid has finalized a twenty-year contract to buy and distribute energy from Revolution Wind, which will become the largest offshore wind farm to provide electricity in Rhode Island. The 400-megawatt wind farm, which will be located 15 […]

Sunrise Rhode Island leaders were arrested while engaged in civil protest in Washington D.C. last November and December. Members now advocate for the Green New Deal, which is legislation fighting for a transition to clean energy and protection for communities at risk from climate change.

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Student climate activist group grows under national movement

February 6, 2019 0 comments

Dozens of members from the Sunrise Movement’s Rhode Island chapter, most of them University students, civilly protested in Washington D.C. in November and December for progress on climate change policy and the Green New Deal.

In an event, which also featured University President Christina Paxson P’19, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke about the lack of bipartisan progress in implementing climate change policy.

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Rhode Island Senator discusses climate change challenges

February 5, 2019 0 comments

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI, lamented the power of fossil fuel corporations to limit policy action on climate change in a keynote address Friday at the University.

Twitter bots impact climate discussion, U. researchers find

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Twitter bots impact climate discussion, U. researchers find

November 29, 2018 0 comments

With President Trump actively denying the existence of climate change, views on the topic remain polarized. Conclusions from reports conducted by researchers and engineers often clash with personal opinions.

Protesters disrupt Perez talk to demand action on climate change

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Protesters disrupt Perez talk to demand action on climate change

November 21, 2018 0 comments

The crowd outside the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs grew steadily as students arrived to join the chorus of voices singing and chanting for climate justice Monday afternoon.

Herald speaks with John Kerry P’97

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Herald speaks with John Kerry P’97

October 6, 2018 0 comments

In anticipation of his lecture in Salomon Auditorium Wednesday, former secretary of state and long-time senator John Kerry P’97 spoke with The Herald about recent events in foreign policy, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and his upcoming speech at the University.

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Steinman ’19: Dirty money has no place in the DNC

September 6, 2018 0 comments

The Democratic National Committee took a critical step here in Providence this past June, passing a resolution that banned political contributions from the fossil fuel industry, namely oil, gas and coal companies and their associations.

Baylor Fox-Kemper will work with 20 other scientists to write a chapter of the IPCC report to explain ocean dynamics, sea levels and the cryosphere.

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University scientist to contribute to next global climate report

April 22, 2018 0 comments

Baylor Fox-Kemper, associate professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences, was selected as a coordinating lead author for a chapter of the next global climate assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.