PROVIDENCE — Student activists lost their plea urging the state to take a tougher stance on climate change, but a legal challenge is expected.
They go largely unnoticed as environmentalists, but the unheralded work of wastewater treatment plant operators keeps the unrelenting flow of humanity’s waste from compromising public health and degrading the natural world.
PROVIDENCE — Protesters were drawn to WaterFire on Sept. 8 to challenge its main sponsor, National Grid, while showcasing art of their own.
PROVIDENCE — One of the most enduring actions in the movement to address climate change has been youth-led legal challenges.
Joining a national trend of activism, an environmental youth group is turning up the pressure on Gov. Gina Raimondo to act on climate change.
Most of the teenagers arriving on Block Island this summer, at least those affiliated with The College Crusade of Rhode Island, are coming from communities covered in pavement.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Jon Nelson of B.B. Nelson Apiaries and Roger Robitaille of Papa Roger’s Honey Farm recently rescued nearly 60,000 bees from a dilapidated building slated for demolition.
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.