A mosquito sample collected July 25 in Pawtucket has tested positive for West Nile virus and is the first finding of WNV in Rhode Island this year, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Growing towers are simple structures where the space available for plant production is built vertically in a column or rectangular wall.
Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer, when millions of Americans head to beaches, but it’s not just people who flock to the coast this time of year.
Spring has arrived, but before hitting the road or trail on your bike, complete a basic tune-up. Doing some up-front bike maintenance will reduce your chance of a blowout or mechanical problem, and increase the longevity of your bike’s parts.
Here is a rundown of the different types of batteries and how to properly dispose of them.
When it comes to children’s birthdays, most people are in the habit of doing what everybody else does, which typically means disposable plates, cups and décor in a popular licensed character theme and prettily wrapped presents of the latest toy.
Giving thanks for a successful harvest was an ancient tradition among many cultures. Solemn days of thanksgiving and prayer occurred regularly among the Puritans of New England, and Native Americans such as the Wampanoag regularly offered thanks to the Creator for their food. While the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving of 1621 was certainly not the first harvest feast in America, it’s recognized as the birth of the American holiday.
Oral medications and pharmaceuticals are becoming an “emerging contaminant” in our local waterways, according to the EPA. It's helpful to opt for more non-toxic healing options, and with cold and flu season just round the corner, now is the time to stock up on natural remedies.
Pets are beneficial to our health and make wonderful family companions, but have you ever considered how they add to your carbon footprint? Can a pet be eco-friendly?
Here are some tips, courtesy of RecyclingWorks Massachusetts, for event recycling and composting. For one, involve important stakeholders in the planning stage, including waste haulers, concessionaires and partner organizations.