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Topic: environment

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 0 comments

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.

Rhode Island considers bills to reduce plastic pollution

Metro, News

Rhode Island considers bills to reduce plastic pollution

February 12, 2020 0 comments

Two bills that aim to increase sustainability and reduce pollution from single-use plastics were heard by the Rhode Island House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Feb. 6.

Providence recently welcomed a new greenhouse run by hydroponic farming company Gotham Greens.

Metro, News

New tech-driven greenhouse opens in downtown Providence

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Heads of lettuce cuddle together under a glass sky, warm in an artificial summer despite the snow and wind outside. The picturesque scene marked the opening ceremony for a new greenhouse in Providence run by a hydroponic farming company called Gotham Greens.

University researchers investigate volcanic activity

News, Science & Research

University researchers investigate volcanic activity

October 23, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In an effort to better understand volcanic activity and its origins on Earth and beyond, University researchers have examined the creation of magma chambers to help explain why these chambers exist at relatively the same depth across the globe.

Students reflect on climate activism

Metro, News

Students reflect on climate activism

October 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Since over 1000 people participated in Providence’s climate strike two weeks ago, local organizers said they have seen more students mobilize for climate justice. But some organizers expressed fear that students on campus might be too complacent and insulated to organize consistently for the future.