Get on two wheels — perhaps you prefer three — by joining one of May’s many bike-themed events. (WRWC)

Get on two wheels — perhaps you prefer three — by joining one of May’s many bike-themed events. (WRWC)

May is National Bike Month and Rhode Island is joining the celebration. While any month is fine for enjoying this healthy, money-saving and environmentally friendly way to travel, the arrival of May’s warmer weather marks the beginning of the cycling season for many riders.

R.I. Investigation Uncovers Trash

A recent study determined Rhode Island, especially the business sector, is still struggling to divert recyclables and compostables from the waste stream. (ecoRI News)

A recent study determined Rhode Island, especially the business sector, is still struggling to divert recyclables and compostables from the waste stream. (ecoRI News)

JOHNSTON, R.I. — Cardboard and compostables are two of the most common categories of waste filling up Rhode Island's Central Landfill, according to a recently published study. The study aimed to identify materials that could be diverted from the landfill, presently or in the future, to recycling facilities or for reuse.


Region's Older Farmers Worried About Farming’s Future

A new study shows most exiting farmers may have no one to take over the farm. Older farmers throughout southern New England want to see their land remain in farming, yet are worried about their ability to retire and find a younger farmer who can afford to buy the land.


Peeling Back the Label: The Bitter Truth About Your Food

The local food movement, through no fault of its own, is now defined by words and phrases that aren’t as friendly as they sound, or even accurate. Advertising agencies, multinational corporations and greed have stolen the meaning of “local.”

Elephants will have their last performance ever with Ringling Brothers Circus this weekend at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Elephants will have their last performance ever with Ringling Brothers Circus this weekend at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Ocean Mist stands on stilts with water from Block Island Sound running beneath them at high tide. (ecoRI News)

Ocean Mist stands on stilts with water from Block Island Sound running beneath them at high tide. (ecoRI News)

Winter moth caterpillars defoliated about 27,000 acres of trees in Rhode Island last spring, and one local expert says the insects will do even greater damage this year.

Winter moth caterpillars defoliated about 27,000 acres of trees in Rhode Island last spring, and one local expert says the insects will do even greater damage this year.


More Wind Turbines for R.I.; Others Being Repaired

PROVIDENCE — The Narragansett Bay Commission recently agreed to begin negotiations to buy three wind turbines that are under construction in Coventry. The three 1.5-megawatt turbines are expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.


Commercial Fishermen Worried About Sustainability of Fishing Communities

PROVIDENCE — Fishermen, scientists and interested citizens recently gathered at Rhode Island College for a panel discussion about whether commercial fishing is, or can be, sustainable.