PROVIDENCE — Contaminated shipments of city recycling arrive daily at the state recycling center in Johnston, according to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. The most common types of waste found in the recycling carts are food scrap, furniture, and construction and demolition debris.
BLACKSTONE, Mass. — The atmosphere was festive at Blackstone Gorge on July 26, as champions of the Blackstone River gathered to celebrate progress toward restoring the watershed’s health. What Blackstone River Coalition members like to refer to as “America’s hardest working river” has seen significant improvement in the past decade.
The 2015 Rhode Island Natural History Survey's Distinguished Naturalist Awards will be presented at the Quonset ‘O’ Club on Nov. 6 at the organization’s annual celebration marking the end of Natural History Week. The RINHS is seeking nominations for individuals deserving of this honor.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Broken promises and financial interests are polluting Cape Cod Bay. For nearly two decades, federal and state authorities have allowed the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to operate with an expired Clean Water Act permit.
The 2015 Land Trust Days, coordinated by the Rhode Island Land Trust Council, will be held at sites across the state from Aug. 8 to Oct. 14, with a special kick-off “Blue Moon Celebration” at the South Kingstown Land Trust’s Weeden Farm on July 31 at 7 p.m.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has about 25,000 cesspools in operation. New cesspool construction has been banned since 1968, while existing cesspools were allowed to operate as long as they weren’t within 200 feet of Narragansett Bay or a water supply. The new law ties future cesspool closures to the sale of a property.