Environment

Drugs ‘Take Back’ Day

(10.29) Time to clean out the medicine cabinet and the sock drawer and the glove compartment, and properly dispose of all those expired and no-longer-needed prescription drugs. On Saturday the DEA will be holding its Take Back Day with several locations in and around Providence including local police departments, even the Amtrak Police Department in …

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Gubernatorial Forum On Climate At RIC

(8.2) Where do Rhode Island’s candidates for governor stand on the state’s most pressing environmental issues? Head over to Rhode Island College this Tuesday for the Gubernatorial Forum on Environment and hear from the candidates about their plans for addressing climate change, creating green jobs, protecting our resources, and other environmental issues facing the Ocean …

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E-Waste Drop Off At PPL

(7.13) Providence Public Library will hold a free electronic recycling drop-off event at the library from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday. Items may be brought to the library’s back lot during drop-off times (corner of Greene and Fountain Streets). Bring your computers, monitors, laptops, servers, hard drives, PDAs, cell phones, mice, keyboards, printers, toner cartridges, networking equipment, …

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Sewage Flowing Into Blackstone River

State environmental regulators issued an advisory yesterday concerning the ongoing discharges of partially treated sewage from the Woonsocket treatment plant. An initial advisory was issued last Sunday, June 5, by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and I sort of thought the problem would have been fixed by now. As a precaution, DEM advises that …

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Big Plans For York Pond / Seekonk River

Over the years, the natural East Side watershed that feeds the Seekonk River has been badly compromised. The streams and little ponds that once filtered rain runoff have been paved over and diverted into culverts and storm sewers. During periods of heavy rain, unfiltered storm-water sluices down the hillside into York Pond (seen here) and …

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