With guidance from Dave Henault and Bonnie Combs, seven freshmen and sophomores from Providence's A-Venture Academy created an impromptu parking-lot classroom on the rocky shores of the Gano Street boat launch.Read More
PROVIDENCE — Imagine a pine cone about the size of a house cat. Now give it four stubby legs with clawed feet, a scaly, prehensile tail, and a neck-less, long-snouted head. What you’ve imagined is a pangolin, thought to be the world’s most trafficked mammal.Read More
If you are a fan of the tiny-home movement and sustainable living, then this weekend’s Rhode Island Home Show might be worth a visit. This year’s event features an innovative tree house with solar panels and a wetland garden.Read More
PROVIDENCE — To say Karl Treen, coordinator of Permaculture Providence, is into local growth doesn’t quite capture his enthusiasm for sustainability. That he sometimes spends up to 40 hours in a week working on a card game that will better educate children about how plants interact does.
KINGSTON, R.I. — Last summer the Obama administration encouraged government agencies to promote citizen science projects to help collect data for certain programs. The announcement signaled the government’s recognition of the value of crowd-sourcing for scientific research. But it isn’t a new idea.Read More
BURRIVILLE, R.I. — The largest peaceful demonstration against the proposed pipeline and power plant projects also led to the most arrests yet. Eight protesters were charged with trespassing following a recent march and rally on Wallum Lake Road.Read More
Barrington, R.I., resident Luke Rein will soon set out on the classic, post-graduation, cross-country road trip. The two-month adventure will begin in Providence on Oct. 26 and end in Los Angeles in mid-December. Rein will be doing all his traveling on his 1989 Cannondale bicycle.Read More