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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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Bag It: R.I. Needs to Ban Plastic Tumbleweeds

Plastic grocery bags are so ubiquitous in Rhode Island, and in most of the world, that it may seem strange to imagine life without them. But Channing Jones, field associate for the advocacy group Environment Rhode Island, is on a mission. He wants Rhode Islanders not only to imagine such a life, but also to live it.

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