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Climate Report Highlights Impacts on Northeast

A recently released draft of a federal climate change assessment presents some disturbing predictions for the Northeast. Most of the expected impacts are nothing new, such as more frequent heat waves, sea-level rise, flooding and more intense storms.

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Warmer Winters Bring Out the Bugs

For the first time since the early 1990s, pesticides have been sprayed to combat mosquitoes in Rhode Island. An independent pest company applied the insecticide sumithrin on the night of Aug. 23 to marsh areas in the Common Fence Point and Island Park neighborhoods in Portsmouth.

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Exploring Link Between Ticks and Climate Change

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — There may not yet be a direct link between warmer weather and disease-carrying insects, but both are on the rise in Rhode Island.

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