CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Sage Witham’s freshly manicured fingernails were an elegant silver color, but they were covered in mud and sand as she and her classmates worked to plant native grasses at a salt marsh along the edge of Ninigret Pond.
NEWPORT, R.I. — The second-grade class channeled their will to act into a data-driven research project that resulted in a straw ban at the Pell Elementary School.
WARWICK, R.I. — The several hundred students, parents and teachers seated in the Community College of Rhode Island theater attested to the interest that the Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair had generated.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — There’s nothing special about Central Falls High School’s Room 115. Kerri Withrow Valentine’s science classroom seems pretty typical.
LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. — The Sakonnet Preservation Association has accepted the permanent responsibility of protecting an iconic landscape, as it now holds the deed to more than 11 acres that include most of Gray’s Mill Pond.
PROVIDENCE — Combined the Providence Neighborhood Planting Program and the city plant some 700 trees annually citywide.
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 Commission headquarters in May 2016.
PROVIDENCE — Free food at the May 13 event may grab your attention, but the celebration of a decade of community activism and empowerment will win you over.
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.