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 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.

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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.

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

Green Life Smart Life

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!

Green Life Smart Life

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

Green Life Smart Life

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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Which Utilities Top the Smart Grid Deployment List?

Green Life Smart Life

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

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

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RI Sustainable Living Fest: A Recap

Green Life Smart Life

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

Green Life Smart Life

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

Green Life Smart Life

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

Green Life Smart Life

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

Green Life Smart Life

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.

"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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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.

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"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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5 ways schools and universities are helping to promote recycling

Living Green Technology

Rhode Island has ordinances for mandatory recycling, which means that its schools have always made it a point to recycle.

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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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Gulf coast oil workers are building America’s offshore wind industry

A Greener Life

The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm, 3 miles off of Block Island, Rhode Island. Montco was one of several Louisiana-based companies that helped build the first US offshore wind farm, off the coast of Rhode Island.

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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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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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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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

Sierra Club Compass

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.

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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.

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RIGBC to host First Annual Meeting

Green Life Smart Life

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.

Joseph Guerra’s CNC-cut cork flashlight to light the environment green

EcoFriend

The design student of the renowned Rhode Island School of Design has made this flashlight as a great eco-friendly art. Joining the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, he currently works hard to sharpen his creativity in designing. Abdul Vahid V: Joseph Guerra, a designing student, has crafted an incredible flashlight using CNC-cut cork. The torch provides bright light with its LED lamp.

RI Deemed A Spot for Utility Scale Wind Harvesting

Green Life Smart Life

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.

Want to learn how you can green up RI’s transportation?

Green Life Smart Life

An alliance of environmental groups, businesses, unions, senior groups and others have joined together to promote a 21st century transportation system that enhances our economy and provides all Rhode Islanders with healthy transportation choices. 28 at 5:30 at the Apeiron Institute’s office at 17 Gordon Avenue in Providence , you can find out what a few key members of this alliance have to say about creating a sustainable transit system here in Rhode Island.

Invasive lanternflies want to take over the U.S.

AGreenLiving

Eastern wine-producing areas, including Long Island and Finger Lakes in New York, Newport, Rhode Island and parts of Virginia all face the threat of lanternflies ruining their vineyards. Spotted lanternflies are extremely cool-looking bugs, with polka-dotted wings in shades of red, black and beige that make them resemble paper lanterns. But people should be very worried about this invasive insect , according to entomologist Frank Hale.

Invasive lanternflies want to take over the U.S.

AGreenLiving

Eastern wine-producing areas, including Long Island and Finger Lakes in New York, Newport, Rhode Island and parts of Virginia all face the threat of lanternflies ruining their vineyards. Eco Green a-tree-infested area country euphemistically home india invasive species island landscape masashige-akeda spaceSpotted lanternflies are extremely cool-looking bugs, with polka-dotted wings in shades of red, black and beige that make them resemble paper lanterns.

Virginia bans cosmetic testing on animals

AGreenLiving

Six other states are considering their own cruelty-free cosmetic acts: Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Rhode Island. Starting January 1, 2022, the state of Virginia will no longer allow animal testing or the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.

RI Green Home Showcase Opens for Public Tours

Green Life Smart Life

Narragansett, RI –– December 4, 2009 –– Green Life Smart Life (GLSL) is excited to announce the official launch of their sustainable local home showcase, created to educate Rhode Islanders on how to create a smart, eco-friendly, modern dwelling. Additionally, in keeping with the holiday spirit, Green Life Smart Life requests that each entrant to the home bring one canned good (or a $3 donation) to be donated to the Johnnycake Center in Peacedale, Rhode Island.

Electric Vehicles Kick into High Gear

Sierra Club Compass

The eight states are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Today a group of eight governors announced a landmark initiative to put 3.3 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025. That’s a lot of cars -- more than five times the number of cars the nation’s best selling Ford F-Series pickup sold in 2012 -- that will use no oil.

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Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails

Nature Conservancy - Science

And rabbits are being raised for release at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island, the Queens Zoo in New York, and Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in New Hampshire. New England cottontail bred at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island. These and other of the zoo’s rabbits have been released on Patience Island in Narragansett Bay.

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5 ways schools and universities are promoting recycling

Living Green Technology

Brown University Rhode Island has ordinances for mandatory recycling, which means that its schools have always made it a point to recycle. Younger generations are already more progressive when it comes to being environmentally conscious, and some of that is thanks to our education system and how a variety of institutions are paving the way in terms of finding innovative ways to help preserve the environment.

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Good News Garage

Green Earth Journey

The organization works in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, taking donated cars from people who no longer need them, and servicing them so that they can be given to low-income people in the area. Five years ago, Kristy, a single mother from New Hampshire, was in a tough spot. She was caring for her young son and struggling to find paid work while receiving temporary government assistance.

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What’s For Holiday Dinner?

Green Home Blog

In fact, even a hundred years ago shellfish (and lobsters) were “poor man’s meat” from Maine to Rhode Island. What’s For Holiday Dinner? Holiday Feast There are a number of traditional holiday dinner favorites, ranging from green bean casserole in the Upper Midwest to Waldorf salad to candied yams. Other historic or regional favorites descend from a pioneer menu that included whatever was edible and growing.

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