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.

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

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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Nov 21st, R.I. Recycles Day

Green Life Smart Life

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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

Fish Oil Boosts Brain Power

Green (Living) Review

Photo by Getty Images Fish oil is touted as a magical potion that boosts fertility, heart health, and weight loss and promotes a clear complexion, while lessening the effects of depression, ulcers, diabetes and many more conditions.

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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.

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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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.

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.

Whole Foods Shows What Colony Collapse Disorder Would Mean


"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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AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

1986, Marine Pollution and Environmental Damage Assessment -- Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Death

Green (Living) Review

It also won a CINE Golden Eagle in the dependent division, and is an official selection in the Rhode Island International Film Festival. American University Grad Student’s Film “Dying Green” discusses new sustainable burial method. Washington, D.C. :

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.

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.

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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

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?