Bees pollinate some 80 percent of the world's plants , including 90 different food crops. (Rue Sakayama)

Bees pollinate some 80 percent of the world's plants , including 90 different food crops. (Rue Sakayama)

OLNEYVILLE, R.I. — Cindy Holt is a master beekeeper, the first woman to earn the title in Rhode Island, and runs Little Rhody Beekeeping, a service that helps farms, bee lovers, and even corporations wrangle their apiary friends.



A 180-megawatt battery-storage facility has been proposed for the village of West Kingston. (Plus Power)

A 180-megawatt battery-storage facility has been proposed for the village of West Kingston. (Plus Power)

WEST KINGSTON, R.I. — Before Rhode Island’s first utility-scale battery-storage facility can be built, it must be decided whether the state or town has ultimate say over the project.


Rising Seas, Storm Surge Take Aim at Coastal Rhode Island

WATCH HILL, R.I. — More than 100 people recently crowded into the Chaplin B. Barnes Reading Room at One Bay Street Center to hear Bryan Oakley and Teresa Crean speak about the impact of sea-level rise and storm surge.

If current development trends persist, 100 percent of the unprotected farmland, woods, and other open space on Aquidneck Island will be developed by 2050. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

If current development trends persist, 100 percent of the unprotected farmland, woods, and other open space on Aquidneck Island will be developed by 2050. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

The mission of Rhode Island’s new transit master plan is both ambitious and bold, but it faces an uphill battle against a car-centered culture protected by 20th-century thinking. (ecoRI News)

The mission of Rhode Island’s new transit master plan is both ambitious and bold, but it faces an uphill battle against a car-centered culture protected by 20th-century thinking. (ecoRI News)

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has proposed $37 million in funding cuts that would delay, reduce, or eliminate improvements to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. (ecoRI News)

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has proposed $37 million in funding cuts that would delay, reduce, or eliminate improvements to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. (ecoRI News)


Local Climate-Adaptation Projects Receive Boost

WARREN, R.I. — An innovative program has five Rhode Island communities talking about and taking action on climate change.


Judge Upholds Coventry’s Denial of Solar Project

COVENTRY, R.I. — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge recently validated the town’s denial of a ground-mounted solar-energy project off Route 117 and Carr’s Trail.