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An unlikely clash: wind developers and environmentalists

The growing push for wind power in Rhode Island is creating friction between wind developers and an unlikely group of critics: environmentalists.
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By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 15, 2010

Giles is one tough cookie

Phillipe and Jorge could not be more pleased to hear that President Barack Obama has nominated Cynthia Giles, the director of Rhode Island's branch of the Conservation Law Founda-tion.
Plus economic outrage, the clueless Pope, and listening to 'The Angry Man'
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 25, 2009
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It's easy staying green

This summer, don't leave home without your environmentalism.
New England offers a variety of eco-friendly lodging options
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 09, 2008
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Sierra Club under fire from coastal activists

Two coastal advocacy organizations are accusing the Sierra Club of backing down from its position as a protector of Sears Island, a large, uninhabited island off Maine’s Down East coast.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 04, 2008
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Plum Creek plans to cut down 200-year-old trees

You would think the Plum Creek Timber Company would be doing all it could to avoid negative publicity right now.
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By BRIDGET HUBER  |  May 28, 2008
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Sea invaders pose a threat to Narragansett Bay

Invasive plants are displacing Rhode Island’s native vegetation, changing the landscape and making it more difficult for amphibians, fish, and birds to survive.
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By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 11, 2006


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T-easing pollution

The T: we love to hate it; we hate to take it; we take it everywhere.
A series of air-clearing public-transit projects, mapped out in the early ’90s, remain controversial — and incomplete
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 17, 2006