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Topic: environment

Study suggests potential decarbonization plan for R.I. that could lead to net zero emissions by 2050

News, Science & Research

Study suggests potential decarbonization plan for R.I. that could lead to net zero emissions by 2050

March 9, 2021 0 comments

Rhode Island has the potential to cut its carbon emissions by 80 percent between 2030 and 2050, according to data from a recently published study from the Brown Climate and Development Lab and the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Report finds Providence may be drastically underestimating its carbon emissions

Metro, News

Report finds Providence may be drastically underestimating its carbon emissions

March 4, 2021 0 comments

Providence may be underestimating its carbon dioxide emission figures by up to 60 percent, which would make it the city with the fifth-most inaccurate reporting in the country, according to a recent study published by Nature Communications.

R.I. joins D.C., other states in equity-driven pledge to reduce transportation sector carbon emissions

Metro, News

R.I. joins D.C., other states in equity-driven pledge to reduce transportation sector carbon emissions

February 1, 2021 1 comment

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a Transportation and Climate Initiative Program Memorandum of Understanding Dec. 21 stating Rhode Island’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

During much of the past year, funding streams, legislation and new climate initiatives have stalled, largely due to the effects of the pandemic.

Metro, News

Climate-related goals, timelines in Rhode Island delayed due to COVID-19

December 2, 2020 0 comments

Despite progress made on some Rhode Island environmental initiatives, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused legislative delays and funding concerns regarding climate policy.

R.I. environmental initiatives persevere in face of pandemic

Metro, News

R.I. environmental initiatives persevere in face of pandemic

November 20, 2020 0 comments

For the Rhode Island state government, response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been an “all hands on deck” operation since the initial outbreak in spring of 2020, according to Terrence Gray, deputy director for environmental protection at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management.

Community members share perspectives on Trump, Biden environmental platforms

Metro, News

Community members share perspectives on Trump, Biden environmental platforms

October 29, 2020 0 comments

Campus opinion, while leaning in support of Democratic Presidential Nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden and his environmental plans, is still divided over which candidate proposes the best path forward in addressing environmental issues.

Brown instigates initiative to change status quo surrounding climate change

News, University News

Brown instigates initiative to change status quo surrounding climate change

October 21, 2020 0 comments

Effectively addressing climate change entails changing a status quo that has been accepted for decades. The University’s new three-year Climate Solutions Initiative aims to use research, innovation and collaboration to overcome climate inertia.

Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

Op-eds, Opinions

Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

October 13, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 19, 2020, Americans watched in shock and horror as the Metronome Climate Clock was unveiled in New York City. The display, which displayed warnings like “The Earth has a deadline,” was programmed to highlight the existential threat that climate change poses to our species’ survival.

The first “Earth Week” was celebrated on campus in 1970, featuring events such as panels on air and water pollution and lectures by prominent ecologists.

News, Science & Research

Fifty years of Earth Days, environmental movements on campus

April 21, 2020 1 comment

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, which was originally celebrated on April 22, 1970. In 1970, Earth Day involved a week-long festival of activities on campus.

Report finds RI forests need more protection

Metro, News

Report finds RI forests need more protection

April 9, 2020 Comments are Disabled

A report titled “The Value of Rhode Island Forests” found that Rhode Island’s forests provide many public health, economic, social and environmental benefits, but they need more protection from a myriad of threats, according to Tee Jay Boudreau.