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Environmentalist warns RI 'in path of storm'

According to Federal Emergency Management Agency data, every county in Rhode Island has experienced a weather-related federally declared disaster between 2006 and 2011. Kent County has experienced two in the last two years: the floods of 2010, and the wrath of Irene in 2011. “The entire state of Rhode Island has seen the effects of weather-related disasters and the great threat they pose to Rhode Island’s safety and economy,” said Channing Jones at a press conference.

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Major floods could hit state again

WARWICK, RI (WPRI) - It has been almost two years since the historic floods of 2010 hit the state. Many have believe massive floods like these are a once in a century occurrence, but one local group says more extreme weather is likely.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

New report: Every Rhode Island county hit by multiple recent weather disasters; research says global warming to bring more extreme weather

With bizarre weather patterns this winter and recent years in which many parts of the country have experienced scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms, and record flooding, a new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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Study says Newport sewer system needs overhaul

An engineering firm says Newport can't fix its sewer system's illegal discharges into Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay without major construction projects and new pumping stations.

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Ban the Bag

“Rhode Islanders use about 525 million bags annually, or enough to circle the earth more than six and a half times.”

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