April, home to Earth Day since 1970, is now unofficially referred to as “Earth Month.” This year, Earth Day is April 22, and there are plenty of spring cleanups scheduled for southern New England.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
BURRIVILLE, R.I. — The largest peaceful demonstration against the proposed pipeline and power plant projects also led to the most arrests yet. Eight protesters were charged with trespassing following a recent march and rally on Wallum Lake Road.Read More