A little-known beach at a private school in Chepachet has been closed since July 18 because of unsafe levels of bacteria. Overall, however, Ocean State beach closures are in decline this summer after two years of higher numbers.
NARRAGANSETT BAY — Save The Bay is playing a leading role in establishing baseline data on the amount of microplastics within the Narragansett Bay watershed. The goal is to highlight this growing problem and draw attention to regional efforts to eliminate single-use plastics.
PROVIDENCE — Last month city officials unveiled a draft master plan for an initiative that would guide efforts to create a street system that is safe and inclusive.
There is a lot going on in Rhode Island at the grassroots level to segregate wasted food and get it put to beneficial reuse. Unfortunately, enthusiasm isn’t likely to be sufficient to induce the creation of composting facilities. Opinion
EXETER, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will conduct a forest health project later this summer on about 200 acres in the Arcadia Management Area.