rhode island

Urban Farming: Where sidewalk meets soil
Urban Farming: Where sidewalk meets soil
Roger Williams University
BRISTOL, RI __ Over the duration of the spring 2015 semester, I set out to meet city dwellers committed to agriculture. My search brought me to a young urban farmer in Providence, RI. Laura Brown-Lavoie is a 27-year-old farmer who has dedicated her... Read More
Local RI Maple Syrup by Uncle Buck
Local RI Maple Syrup by Uncle Buck
Roger Williams University
ASHAWAY R.I.__ This past winter has been one of the snowiest winter’s to date. It was multiple blizzards that buried the northeast and the people of Rhode Island went into hibernation. Uncle Buck’s Sugar House in Ashaway, R.I. felt the impact of... Read More
National Science Foundation
While investigating the effects of climate change on nitrogen cycling in temperate coastal systems, Rhode Island researchers made the first scientific link between warming and fundamental changes in nutrient cycles. Researchers found that the... Read More
Planet Forward
Al Dahlberg is building coalitions to create infrastructure for electric vehicles. Hoping to solve the chicken-and-egg problem of EV’s (which comes first, the car or the ability to charge it?), Dahlberg is encouraging local governments and... Read More
BRISTOL, RI __ Block Island is located 10 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, which means it's "off the grid" both physically and metaphysically. To meet its power needs, the community uses diesel generators but wants to replace them with wind... Read More
Sarah Kite, the Director of Recycling Services at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, details the recycling process and gives a tour of Rhode Island's recycling center.
BRISTOL, RI __ Block Islanders are considering the idea of posting eight wind turbines along their coastline hoping to harvest the wind for electricity. Planet Forward (RWU) looks at the plan and the possibilities.