MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Established in 1896, St. George’s stands like a windblown Gothic castle on a hill overlooking Newport and the Atlantic Ocean. Among its 125 acres grow some of the most biodiverse, large-scale gardens in the state.
PROVIDENCE — Multilingual signs crafted by UPP Arts ring Mashapaug Pond advising people not to eat fish caught in it, and avoid swimming and playing in the water.
TIVERTON, R.I. — For five weeks this summer six high-school students and a college sophomore will tear, chop, cut and pull oriental bittersweet, black swallow-wort, privet and a host of other invasive plant species from conserved lands across the state.
AQUIDNECK ISLAND, R.I. — On a weekly basis from 2008 to 2016, Clean Ocean Access volunteers and staff collected 3,593 water samples at seven popular swimming locations and at two likely source areas of enterococci bacteria.
Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently announced that it had dropped charges against the so-called “FERC4” who were awaiting trail stemming from a protest at Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionheadquarters in May 2016.
In 2011 the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association published its Environmental Literacy Plan. The plan, co-published with the Rhode Island Department of Education, was designed to “enhance the work of state agencies and businesses and non-profits ... to further reach the goal of environmentally literate citizens.”
For the second time in three years, former Rhode Islander Ken Ward avoided a multiyear jail sentence for a crime he readily admits he committed.
PROVIDENCE — A diverse group of community stakeholders recently planted 60 trees along Adelaide Avenue and on the site of the former Gorham Silver Manufacturing Co. in the city’s Reservoir Triangle neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.