Bob Barker Speaks for Elephants in Rhode Island


Bob Barker reaches out to Rhode Island''s House of Representatives to help protect elephants. Read More The post Bob Barker Speaks for Elephants in Rhode Island appeared first on Ecorazzi.

What is the State Bird of Rhode Island?

10,000 Birds

And yet, that is the very bird Rhode Islanders chose for their state bird: the Rhode Island Red Hen ! In the 1950’s, there was a special election sponsored by the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, the Providence Journal Company, and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Roberts said : “The Rhode Island red has become a symbol of Rhode Islanders all over the world.” Rhode Island Red Hen.

Rhode Island Locavore Holiday Weekend

Green Life Smart Life

The Rhode Island state flag. My wife and I had a friend from our hometown of Philly to visit at our current home of Wakefield, Rhode Island, this Fourth of July weekend. Excited to show her around, we decided to have a full-fledged Rhode Island locavore experience.

Rhode Island tells Vice President Biden: Stop Keystone XL!


My name is Rachel and I''m a climate activist with the group Fossil Free Rhode Island. Dozens of climate activists will be rallying to greet Vice President Biden in Newport, Rhode Island this Thursday, in order to protest the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Pacific Trash Vortex Could Swallow Rhode Island and Still Have Room for the rest of New England

Green Life Smart Life

Rhode Island is the smallest state, about the size of Houston, Texas actually. Tagged: discovery, oceans, pacific, pacific trash vortex, planetgreen, pollution, Recycling, Rhode Island, water pollution. Tags: Green discovery oceans pacific pacific trash vortex planetgreen pollution Recycling Rhode Island water pollution That’s no secret, but when considering all the people and places I’ve encountered in R.I.

Recovery: Saving American Burying Beetles, Nature’s Undertakers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Now natural populations remain only in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Rhode Island. Lou Perrotti of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island leads the American Burying Beetle Species Survival Plan for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market.

Top 10 Most Endangered Species

Green Earth Journey

feet long Live off the shoreline of US Rhode Island and Delaware and other New England States Have a short snout Are endangered due to heavy poachingAccording to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) the top 10 most endangered species are: 1.

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Salty Brine Goes Green

Green Life Smart Life

One of southern Rhode Island’s busiest and most popular spots, especially in the summertime, is the village of Galilee in the town of Narragansett. The Block Island Ferry shuttles travelers to and from the island from its dock here. It’s a small price to pay, though, for getting Rhode Islanders working and going green at the same time.

Renewable sources of energy to generate 20 percent of RI’s electricity needs

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This landmark legislation is a critical piece to Rhode Island’s goal to increase the use of renewable sources of energy to generate 20 percent of the state’s electricity needs,” Carcieri said in a statement. based Deepwater Wind plans to construct in Rhode Island Sound in the first half of the next decade. The new law “sends a strong signal that Rhode Island is serious about renewable energy,” Carcieri added. “We In June, Gov. Donald L.

Living Shorelines: The Space Where Engineering Meets Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

In summer 2014, scientists and conservation leaders installed Rhode Island’s first living shoreline on the Narrow River, experimenting with large coconut fiber “coir logs” and oyster shell bags to protect 500 feet of eroding marsh edge.

California Bans Plastic Bags! WooHoo!!!

Eco Chic

Rhode Island? I only moved to California 5 weeks ago, and already, I’m rubbing off on the state. Haha!

Wind farms: "In the end, the economics trump Trump"

Environmental Economics

From the NY Times :  Last fall, five turbines in the waters of Rhode Island — the country’s first offshore farm — began delivering power to the grid. And in New York, after years of stymied progress, the Long Island Power Authority has reached an agreement with Deepwater Wind, which built the Rhode Island turbine array, to drop a much larger farm — 15 turbines capable of running 50,000 average homes — into the ocean about 35 miles from Montauk.

Isn't this the equivalent of walking into a Chevrolet dealership and asking the manager which Ford car she would recommend?

Environmental Economics

So far I would possibly be applying to U of I, Rhode Island, MSU, Maryland, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and possibly Texas A&M. From the inbox: Hello Mr. Haab, I'm writing you because I will be soon graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Ag. Econ - Env. Econ and policy. I have always considered going to grad school, and with the deadlines approaching I've yet to make my mind on which universities to apply to.

Coasts at Risk Report Expands Thinking on Natural Hazards

Nature Conservancy - Science

Small island developing states, SIDS as they are known in development circles, face grave risks from hurricanes, tsunamis and sea level rise. Fishermen, at dawn after a night of fishing on Samana Bay, tend to their nets and catch at the town of Sanchez, Dominican Republic.

Support Your Local Farms!

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In Rhode Island, it’s getting a lot easier to support your local farms because, believe it or not, there are so many more of them sprouting up! The Providence Business News reports these highly encouraging and exciting stats for Rhode Island locavores: Farming is undergoing something of a renaissance in Rhode Island. Also telling is the number of farms in Rhode Island engaged in agritourism, growing from six in 2002 to 43 in 2007.

Spotting Red-cockaded Woodpeckers on Eglin Air Force Base

10,000 Birds

It was a warm afternoon on the Florida Panhandle, and my husband and I were exploring the recreation areas of Eglin Air Force Base, which is the size of Rhode Island. I had already walked nearly eight miles, feeling tired but content. For an annual $20 fee, I could roam the open areas of the base all year round, though each day all hikers and recreationists are required to check which sections were open and which are closed.

Top 10 Tips for a Greener Summer Vacation

Green Home Blog

Rancho La Puerta , in San Diego, California covers the West Coast, and Koru Eco Spa at Block Island in Rhode Island covers the East. Top 10 Tips for a Greener Summer Vacation. Go Camping!

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UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

Green (Living) Review

As well as the UK, members include Germany, the Netherlands and Norway in Europe; California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; and Quebec in Canada. Government reaffirms UK’s commitment for almost all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050 at Paris COP21 conference.

Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dunlins foraging along the surf on Goosewing Beach, Little Compton area of Rhode Island. State: Rhode Island. Where will you be on August 21, 2017 when the solar eclipse passes through North America?

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E-Waste – How to Combat this Growing Problem

Green Life Smart Life

Unfortunately they don’t pick up in Rhode Island – yet. But for you RI residents, visit the Rhode Island Resource Recovery. Tagged: all green electronics recycling, electronics disposal, recycling electronics, rhode island resource recovery. Tags: Green all green electronics recycling electronics disposal recycling electronics rhode island resource recovery

RIEDC Calls to Develop RI’s Green Economy

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The RI Economic Development Corporation just released the 20-page “Roadmap for Advancing the Green Economy in Rhode Island”. As a small business owner I found the recommendation that the state appoint a statewide small business innovation research liaison to help link Rhode Island companies find federal financing opportunities of crticial importance. Tagged: RI Economic Development Corporation , RIEDC , Roadmap for Advancing the Green Economy in Rhode Island.

RI Sustainable Living Fest: A Recap

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This post is long overdue as the Rhode Island Sustainable Living Festival took place about a month ago – but better late than never, right? . But like in the previous bullet, we weren’t reaching the consumers and Rhode Islanders who were unfamiliar or uneducated about these topics. If you are from Rhode Island, you have to try Rhode iLin ice cream. But Rhode Island has a long way to go.

The American Woodcock, And Why We Should Be Cutting More Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

By measuring predator activity in both habitats, a recent study in Rhode Island found that predator abundance at night was far lower in open fields where woodcock roost compared to the forests where they spend the day.

Nov 21st, R.I. Recycles Day

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The state will be celebrating Rhode Island Recycles Day , they will be accepting many recyclables. Rhode Island’s Eco-Depot will be accepting computers, TV’s, batteries, rechargeable batteries , digital cameras, computers, and even computer accessories. Tagged: batteries, Central Landfill, household hazardous wastes, recycle, Rhode Island, Rigid Plastics.

Which Utilities Top the Smart Grid Deployment List?

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Department of Energy for $200 million in stimulus funding to develop an “end-to-end” smart grid deployment that will include approximately 200,000 customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Tagged: Bluebonnet Electric, energy efficiency, green technology, grid transformation, National Grid, Rhode Island, smart grid, stimulus funds. Rick Nicholson and H.

RI’s Governor named the new vice chairman of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition

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Carcieri has been an effective advocate for coastal and offshore wind development and a leader in developing Rhode Island’s wind energy resources, including the first offshore wind project in North America that will provide 15 percent of all electricity used in Rhode Island. Tagged: government, Governor Carcieri, Governors Wind Energy Coalition, Rhode Island, wind energy resources, wind power. Donald L.

Third Wind Turbine in Portsmouth Fuels Gusts of Civic Pride

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Tagged: hodges badge, Portsmouth RI, Rhode Island, wind power, Wind Turbine. Tags: Green hodges badge Portsmouth RI Rhode Island wind power Wind Turbine Earlier this year, GLSL documented the installation of a major wind turbine aimed at taking the municipal buildings of Portsmouth, RI off the grid and ultimately using the blades to spin a profit.

Portsmouth, RI Wind Turbine Featured on National Geographic Program

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Tagged: green energy, green living, National Geographic, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Sean Riley, Wind Turbine, World’s Toughest Fixes. Tags: Green green energy green living National Geographic Portsmouth Rhode Island Sean Riley Wind Turbine World’s Toughest Fixes Back in March, I posted an entry entitled, “ Wind Powers My Hometown Pride ,” in response to the 366-foot wind turbine erected in Portsmouth, RI, the town I grew up and continue to live in.

Introduce Ecotourism to your next Family Vacation

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One of my favorite moments happened around the campfire one night when my son turned to me and asked, “ Why are there so many more stars in New Hampshire then Rhode Island ?” Tagged: ecotourism, farmer’s markets, International Ecotourism Society, light pollution, New Hampshire, noise pollution, Rhode Island, Storyland, White Mountains. Eco-tourism exists at many levels.

Recovery: Saving Timber Rattlesnakes, Why Wildlife Recovery Isn’t a Popularity Contest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Zion — an uninhabited 1,352-acre wilderness island in Quabbin Reservoir (Boston’s water supply). The island, off limits to the public, undoubtedly sustained rattlers in the past. Snakes on an Island. Zion Island.”

What Has the Endangered Species Act Ever Done for Us? More Than You Think.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy and local zoos have played a large role in restoring burying beetles to parts of their historic range in Rhode Island, Oklahoma and Missouri. 99% of species protected by the endangered species act have been saved from extinction. You read that right, 99%.

Kids Need Nature as Much as Nature Needs Them

Conservancy Talk

LEAF interns Jenifer Criollo, Janina Georges and Maylani Velazquez at Ninigret Pond, the largest of nine salt ponds in southern Rhode Island. Harbor School students and former LEAF interns with Brigitte Griswold in New York.

Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak

Green Blog

Waiting to hear him speak, the atmosphere in the East Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island is festive, almost jubilant.

Hungry for Change: Deer Management and Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

On Block Island, Rhode Island , harvested deer are processed in a US Department of Agriculture-inspected mobile unit. Meeting the island’s needs for donated venison is the first priority, and any excess is donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank –a first.

Mule Deer Migration, Fearless Fish, and Pirate Naturalists

Nature Conservancy - Science

University of Rhode Island). Mule deer at Torrey Creek Trailhead, Wind River Range Wyoming. Photo by Scott Copeland. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

New Chief Operating Officer Lois Quam Chats with Mark Tercek

Conservancy Talk

Meanwhile, in my first weeks at the Conservancy, I’ve been able to visit our programs and some of our great work in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio and my native Minnesota. Lois Quam, The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Operating Officer. Photo © Devan King.

"A Look at Six State Proposals to Tax Carbon"

Environmental Economics

Recently, six states have each proposed legislation to introduce a comprehensive state-wide carbon tax: Massachusetts , New York , Oregon , Rhode Island , Vermont , and Washington. The others—Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York—go a step further and also include methane emissions, which make up a smaller proportion of total atmospheric warming emissions but are more potent.

Electric Vehicle Events in 98 Cities

Sierra Club Compass

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee proclaimed it Plug In weekend and celebrated the 50 recent installations of public EV chargers in his small state alone. Were you one of the more than 35,000 people who attended electric vehicle (EV) promotion events in 98 cities this past weekend?

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Simple Advice on What to do When Doubt & Panic Set In.

Elephant Journal

It was in the midst of a terrific heat wave while I was visiting my Yankee girlfriend who lived on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. She convinced me to. Adventure Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) advice boat doubt life panic sailor scared