Environment

Earth Needs Dusting
April 17, 2019 No Commentby

Earth Needs Dusting

The last ice piles finally melted back to reveal more than a little bit of trash marring the face of ...

Pass it On!: Raising kids to be stewards of the Earth is no child's play
March 20, 2019 No Commentby

Pass it On!: Raising kids to be stewards of the Earth is no child’s play

Parenting in the age of climate change can be overwhelming. As I try to raise my young children to be ...

New Wave Science: Local scientists study the ocean from the crest of a wave
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

New Wave Science: Local scientists study the ocean from the crest of a wave

The sands of time are shifting in Rhode Island, and not just metaphorically. Coastal erosion is a problem in the ...

Stop Being So Plastic: Single-use items threaten the environment -- but we can stop the threat
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

Stop Being So Plastic: Single-use items threaten the environment — but we can stop the threat

For decades, Rhode Islanders have been working diligently to restore Narragansett Bay. By the 1980s, much of the bay’s waters ...

A Green New Deal: This people-first solution reflects RI’s roots
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

A Green New Deal: This people-first solution reflects RI’s roots

Rhode Island enjoys the unique advantage of having accessible natural resources. After work, I have the option of driving 30 minutes ...

Get Growing!: Community gardens builds healthy bodies and resilient communities
March 6, 2019 No Commentby

Get Growing!: Community gardens builds healthy bodies and resilient communities

“A few years ago, nobody knew about urban agriculture,” said Roberta Groch, a board member of the Southside Community Land ...

How I Became the <i>Motif</i> Weatherman
February 28, 2018 No Commentby

How I Became the Motif Weatherman

Weather is an endlessly fascinating topic: It affects everybody and can literally be a matter of life and death. Forecasting ...

Cutting Red Tape to Restore Nature
February 27, 2018 No Commentby

Cutting Red Tape to Restore Nature

I began my journey through a red tape jungle about 20 years ago, on a quest to clean up a ...

Give Your Ocean Love!
January 31, 2018 No Commentby

Give Your Ocean Love!

RI is situated in a part of the country rich in sources of inspiration. Our ever-changing landscape of soft woodland ...

45 x 45 x 45 Chart
December 19, 2017 No Commentby

45 x 45 x 45 Chart

Content by Jen ...