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Study shows high storm frequency in RI

A new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center study reveals that Rhode Island is getting heavier rain storms than it used to.

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When it Rains, it Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture.

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Shaw's Supermarket bans plastic bags in Barrington

Shaw's Supermarket says it will no longer provide plastic bags at its store in Barrington as the town debates a ban.

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Barrington store to remove plastic bags

At a public meeting on a proposed town-wide plastic bag ban, representatives from the Shaw's Supermarket chain announced it will be removing plastic bags from its Barrington location.

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Barrington, RI Plastic Bag Ban Considered

The Barrington Town Council voted on Monday to direct the town's solicitor to draft a proposed ban. The move follows a recommendation by the town's Conservation Commission to prohibit plastic shopping bags to encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable bag. Under that recommendation, shoppers could also purchase paper bags for 5 cents each.

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