ATTLEBORO, Mass. — When Ray Tameo was a young boy and his friends invited him to play baseball, he usually turned them down in favor of going birdwatching.
Family and friends recently said goodbye to Michael W. Kieron, but his loss will be felt throughout Rhode Island, where he was known as the caring and passionate naturalist who touched the lives of many.
PROVIDENCE — In her previous job as assistant director of programs at the Rhode Island Food Bank, Eva Agudelo saw firsthand the demand for fresh produce among those families who relied on food pantries.
PROVIDENCE — When Rhode Island College decided to appoint Mary Baker as director of its new Environmental Studies Program in 2015, it knew what it was doing.
To tell the sea otters' story of survival, Todd McLeish traveled the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to research this unique species.
Alfred L. Hawkes, referred to by many as the “environmental conscience of Rhode Island for decades,” died March 15. He was 90.
As a coastal resilience specialist at the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center, Pam Rubinoff and her team build resilience to and awareness of coastal hazards.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Peter August, professor in the University of Rhode Island Department of Natural Resources Science, College of Environment and Life Sciences, was recently presented with the Peter S. Thacher Award.
Last year the Rhode Island Department of Health reported that one in 12 children entering kindergarten and tested for lead in Rhode Island has lead poisoning.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. — James Lazell was born in New York City and grew up in suburban Philadelphia, but Rhode Island, specifically Conanicut Island, has served has his summer and fall base for decades.
Providence resident David Fox says manmade climate change has put humanity in uncharted territory.
PROVIDENCE — Gardening, photography and cooking may not initially seem like similar interests, but for city resident Stewart Martin, the topics captivate him for the same reason: they all exist at the intersection of science and art.
PROVIDENCE — Lou Perrotti describes his responsibilities at the Roger Williams Park Zoo as such: “My job is to utilize the zoo’s resources, staffing, space and means to protect wildlife habitat.”
Paul Roselli has spent much of the past three months traveling Rhode Island speaking with anyone who is willing to listen. His one-man barnstorming tour, though, isn’t meant to entertain. It’s about sharing information regarding the controversial plan to build a fossil-fuel power plant in the woods of northern Rhode Island.
The 34-year-old teacher, farmer, mother, self-described “spiritual activist” and storyteller masterfully weaves the threads of these intersecting issues together at Soul Fire Farm.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Two Rhode Islanders will be recognized Nov. 4 for outstanding achievements in environmental scholarship and education. Steven Reinert of Barrington and the late Jon C. Boothroyd, formerly of Wakefield, will receive Rhode Island Distinguished Naturalist awards from the Rhode Island Natural History Survey.