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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.