What is the State Bird of Rhode Island?

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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.

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. Animals Causes News Top News bob barker


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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. On Saturday, we crossed the Jamestown Verrazzano and Claiborne Pell bridges, taking in some stunning scenery as always, and headed to Aquidneck Island to visit Newport Vineyards in Middletown.

After 250 Years of Dams, Rhode Island River Restored for Migratory Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

The last time fish could migrate unimpeded on the Pawcatuck River, George Washington was a surveyor, not a president. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Connectivity Fish Migrations Nature + People Restoration Rivers Water Wetlands

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. I wanted to give you a heads up about an event that''s happening this week.

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.

Fair Deal for Foul-Mouthed Cockatoo

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Only in Rhode Island. Birds cockatoos Crime Nature News Rhode IslandSulphur-crested Cockatoos by Redgannet.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

E-Waste – How to Combat this Growing Problem

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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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Black-throated Gray Warbler at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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It was a great trip made better by a socially distanced visit with some friends we hadn’t seen for a long while in Providence, Rhode Island on the way home.

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Viola Davis Calls for Circus Elephant Protection


Davis is asking legislators in her home state of Rhode Island to back a bill that offers greater protection to circus elephants. Read More The post Viola Davis Calls for Circus Elephant Protection appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News viola davis

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

"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.

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New online Marine Resource Economics journal

Environmental Economics

University of Rhode Island. From the inbox: You’ll be happy to see the new features available starting in the new year: you can get an ONLINE subscription, and a redesigned website. What better way to enter the New Year, than by taking advantage of improved, easy, economical, and online access to the best, greenest marine economics journal ever ?   **NEW: MarineResourceEconomics.com – January 2012**. Online subscriptions available beginning in 2012!

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.

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10,000 Birds goes eBirding

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Some states have no species at all, not even a pigeon, crow, or sparrow: Hawaii , Utah , Nebraska , Oklahoma , Minnesota , Iowa , Wisconsin , Kentucky , West Virginia , Mississippi , Alabama , Connecticut , and Rhode Island. West Virginia ranks 44th, Hawaii ranks 45th, and Rhode Island ranks 48th. However, that’s not the case for others, such as Connecticut or Rhode Island.)

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Congratulations to Zinnia Mukherjee and Kathleen Segerson who receive the 2011 Dr. S.-Y. Hong Award for Outstanding Article in Marine Resource Economics Volume 26

Environmental Economics

The award consists of a monetary prize and recognition on a perpetual plaque housed in the Department of Environmental & Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island The editors of Marine Resource Economics are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Hong Award for Outstanding Article in MRE. Established by Dr. Seoung-Yong Hong, President, Inha University, Incheon, Korea, this award is given annually to recognize outstanding works published in MRE.

"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.

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Want to Start a New American Farmstead? There’s a School for That

Green (Living) Review

After dropping out to work on a goat farm in Rhode Island, she realized that she wanted to start her own farm. “I Launching this summer, the Sterling College program will bring a star-studded group of experts to Vermont to focus on both the craft and the business of artisan food and agriculture. Jes Scribner studied graphic design after high school, but couldn’t see herself pitching designs to businesses all day.

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AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

1986, Marine Pollution and Environmental Damage Assessment -- Narragansett, Rhode Island. Before this list vanishes from the internets due to link rot, here is the full list of workshops compiled from the old  and new websites :  1985, Recreation Demand Modeling -- Boulder, Colorado. 1987, Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement: Theory and Practice -- Newark, Delaware. 1988, Marine and Sport Fisheries: Economic Valuation and Management -- Seattle, Washington.

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There is no longer an Environmental Economics Advisory Committee at the EPA

Environmental Economics

  University of Rhode Island. From the inbox: Dear colleagues, I want to inform you of recent decisions regarding standing committees under the auspices of the Science Advisory Board (SAB).      On the recommendation of the SAB Staff Office, the SAB, unanimously agreed, at our 5/31/18 administrative meeting, to retire three of our current seven standing committees.

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Fish Oil Boosts Brain Power

Green (Living) Review

We found that fish oil use was associated with better performance on standard tests of memory and thinking abilities over time, compared to those who didn’t take supplements,” lead study author Lori Daiello , a research scientist at the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital, tells Yahoo Health.

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Whole Foods Shows What Colony Collapse Disorder Would Mean


To raise awareness of the importance of bees to agriculture and to the food system, the Whole Foods Market store in University Heights Marketplace in Providence, Rhode Island has temporarily removed about half of its produce from the store floor to illustrate what would happen if the bee population died off.

Snowy Owl Invasion!

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Birders in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Maryland, and Virginia are all enjoying Snowy Owls , but none as much as the North Carolina birders, who are enjoying their first and second Snowy Owls in thirteen years. Snowy Owl in Queens, New York, 1 December 2013.

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Climate Summer Riders Bike 1000 Miles Throughout New England to Build Movement for Sustainability


There is one team of riders per state (Rhode Island and Connecticut are one team) which travel exclusively by bicycle. Drivers in New England may witness an unusual sight this summer; teams of 5-6 young adults on bikes, clad in bright orange t-shirts, will be lugging two 100 pound trailers from town to town to work to build upon the movement towards sustainability.

Shutting Your Trap

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The states which have essentially banned leghold traps are Florida, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, California, and Washington. This is the kind of insanity that goes on with leghold traps. A few years ago my friend Astrid called me on the phone. She had taken her border collie for a walk in the woods in the local 1200-acre state park, and her dog had stepped on a leghold trap. Astrid’s dog howled as she pried it off.

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Reserve a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid on Earth Day

Eco Auto Ninja

The plug-in Prius will only be available in 15 states at launch time in spring of 2012: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Hawaii although you can’t use the online system for Hawaii for some reason. Want to celebrate Earth Day by putting yourself down for a Toyota Prius plug-in Hybrid capable of 83 – 87 miles per gallon?

NAREA & CAES Call for papers (deadline 2/1)

Environmental Economics

Submitted by Martin Heintzelman: The  2015 Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) & the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) Annual Meeting and Workshop  will be held  June 27-30  at Hotel Viking in the historic seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island.

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And just think of all the opportunities for controlled behavioral experiments

Environmental Economics

Twin birth rates rose by at least 50% in 43 states and the District of Columbia, and by more than 100% in five: Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. In 1980, one in every 53 babies born in the United States was a twin. By 2009, that number had risen to one in 30, according to a new brief released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Over the three decades, the twin birth rate (number of twins per 1,000 births) rose 76%. "It's

Eight State EV Action Plan Raises Hope, Questions

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vehicle market, California, Oregon, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maryland will "drive economies of scale, lowering prices and creating more options for consumers," said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune in response to the action plan. For example: In Rhode Island all new state vehicle purchases will be electrics or hybrids wherever possible.

Why Investors Must Do More Than Divest From Fossil Fuels Read more: Why Investors Must Do More Than Divest From Fossil Fuels


Two weeks ago students at the Rhode Island School of Design held a sit-in until their president responded to their demands for divestment. Eleven cities, including San Francisco and Seattle, are moving towards divesting from fossil fuel companies. Unity College, Hampshire College, College of the Atlantic, Sterling College and Green Mountain College have all committed to divest. Thousands of activists across the country have mobilized for divestment on college campuses.

RIGBC to host First Annual Meeting

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Green Building Council – Rhode Island Chapter ( Chapter ) will celebrate the success of its inaugural year at its First Annual Members’ Meeting on February 9 th starting at 5PM at the new FM Global headquarters in Johnston, RI. The event will showcase a gallery of some of the best, green building projects completed in Rhode Island, designed to the U.S. The U.S.

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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. He and his team raise beetles from the only remaining natural population in the East — on 6,000-acre Block Island. The State Insect of Rhode Island.

RI Deemed A Spot for Utility Scale Wind Harvesting

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The Department of Energy’s Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published a new wind resource map for the state of Rhode Island. This map indicates that Rhode Island has wind resources consistent with utility-scale production. The good wind resource area is located in extreme southeastern Rhode Island along Block Island Sound. RI Wind Map courtesy Dept of Energy.

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