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2008 and joined all the states in New England (as well as others in the mid-Atlantic area) in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the first multiple-states, market-based mandatory cap-and-trade program to reduce heat-trapping emissions from power plants. The Environmental Council of Rhode Island and more than 70 other state groups and businesses are part of the Rhode Island Climate Coalition, which is working to support the state's climate action plan.

sEE ALso: Hurricanes and Typhoons; Sea Level, Rising.

BIBLioGRAPHY. "Global Warming Will Hit U.S. Northeast Hard Unless Action Taken Now; Long-term Severity Depends on Near-term Choices, Scientists Say," Union of Concerned Scientists, www.ucsusa.org (July 11, 2007); Barry Keim, "Current Climate of the New England Region," New England Regional Assessment (June 1999); National Wildlife Federation, www.nwf.org (cited November 2007).

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